The Intelligence & Security Academy offers education, training and consulting in national security issues and the more general area of analytic training.
Our clients include government agencies involved in a broad range of national security issues (intelligence, defense, homeland security) and private sector corporations either in these same fields or interested in improving the capabilities of their analysts.
In addition to those courses we tailor for our clients, we also offer some courses through our OpenAcademy for individual enrollment. Please see our OpenAcademy schedule!
The Intelligence & Security Academy believes in a blended approach to education. We combine a variety of teaching techniques, including podium presentations by Academy faculty, featured guest speakers, in-class exercises and case studies that often involve student presentations and discussion, and the use of other media, such as films. In-class activities allow the students to apply their knowledge on a real-time basis.
Tailoring Your Course
The flexibility of our curriculum allows us to serve each of our clients very precisely. The Academy achieves this individualization by holding intense consultations with the client to be certain that we understand and meet their needs fully. If we do not have a course that specifically meets the client’s needs, the Academy will create the needed course from scratch, through a similar iterative process.
Many of our courses are enhanced by guest speakers, all of whom have held very senior government positions, including former Director of National Intelligence and Commander, Pacific Command; Acting Director of Central Intelligence (DCI); Director of the National Clandestine Service at the CIA; Chief of Staff to the DCI; U.S. Ambassadors; National Intelligence Officers; CIA Chiefs of Station; National Security Advisor; Director of NSA’s SIGINT Operations; Commander of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity; Budget Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Australian Defense Attache to the U.S; Director of the National HUMINT Requirements Center; the first Director of Intelligence at the FBI; the Executive Director, NGA; and many others.