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Getting a Security Clearance: Questions and Answers about what they are, how they are conducted,
how you can qualify, how long they take, and what can put them in jeopardy.

Two valuable booklets are now available

The Security Clearance Process: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions - by the Congressional Research Service, Sept 2013

Security Clearances - FAQs - / DICE

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 10am - 3pm - Linthicum Heights, MD - Hiring Event for those with Security Clearances

CI & Full Scope Polygraph-Tested Professionals can apply for new jobs
BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD

To attend, you must create and file an online resume. Do so here.

Companies will be recruiting from: Abacus Technology Corp • AECOM Government Services; Altamira Technologies Corporation • AT&T Government Solutions; Bridges Consulting Inc • Camber Corporation • Chameleon Integrated Services; CyberCore Technologies • Cyberspace Solutions LLC • Deloitte Exceptional Software Strategies Inc • EXELIS • Hewlett Packard Intelligent Decisions • L-3 National Security Solutions • LGS Innovations Lockheed Martin • Microsoft, National Security Agency • Northrop Grumman • Parsons • SAGE Management • SAIC • TASC • The Boeing Company • The Josef Group • Varen Technologies Inc • Wavefront Technologies • Yakabod • and more!

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 10am - 3pm - Herndon, VA - Hiring Event for those with Security Clearances

CI & Full Scope Polygraph-Tested Professionals can apply for new jobs
Location: Hyatt Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon, VA

To attend, you must create and file an online resume. Do so here.

Companies will be recruiting from: Abacus Technology Corp • AECOM Government Services; Altamira Technologies Corporation • AT&T Government Solutions; Bridges Consulting Inc • Camber Corporation • Chameleon Integrated Services; CyberCore Technologies • Cyberspace Solutions LLC • Deloitte Exceptional Software Strategies Inc • EXELIS • Hewlett Packard Intelligent Decisions • L-3 National Security Solutions • LGS Innovations Lockheed Martin • Microsoft, National Security Agency • Northrop Grumman • Parsons • SAGE Management • SAIC • TASC • The Boeing Company • The Josef Group • Varen Technologies Inc • Wavefront Technologies • Yakabod • and more!


[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse research inquiries, career announcements, or job offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding, and should verify the source independently before supplying any resume, career data, or personal information.]

Social Media Analyst – Perform data mining, exploitation, collection, analysis, production and dissemination activities focused on social media and sociocultural information sets using a variety of computer hardware and software applications. Location Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Must have • Bachelor or higher degree • 4-6 years of intelligence analysis experience. • TS/SCI, CI poly cleared. Favorable Qualifications: • Complete familiarity with the rules and regulations governing US persons • Expert knowledge on social media collection capabilities and analysis (beyond just Facebook and Twitter) and how it impacts both large and small populations • The ability to generate predictive analysis based upon socio-political studies and content/sentiment within the Social Media Space • Familiarity with intelligence-oriented geospatial software is desired • Regional research focus is a plus, but not required • Bachelor's degree, either in a marketing or a relevant social science discipline with a focus on social media analysis.


Socio-cultural Analyst - Provide cultural and social overview for specified geographic areas of interest and continue to research the cultural information for a specific area to prepare detailed analysis of populations and subpopulations. Synthesize detailed atmospheric information (e.g. cultural/social leaders, cultural norms, assessment of attitudes, group dynamics, values, etc.) as well as major components of human society (e.g. economic, demographic, legal, political, social, religious, etc.) to provide intelligence assessments in support of planning and analytic efforts. Favorable Qualifications: • Experience with social constructivist research/concepts and/or identity analysis • Experience working as a deployed analyst or with population-centric engagement activities, such as Civil Affairs or COIN initiatives • Experience conducting All Source Analysis, particularly leveraging open source resources • Must enjoy research and demonstrate strong writing skills • Familiarity with intelligence-oriented geospatial software is desired • Regional research focus is a plus, but not required.

Goldbelt Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Replies to either job to: Wayne Mercer, Corporate Recruiter, Goldbelt inc., 13900 Lincoln Park Drive Ste 310, Herndon, VA 20171; Phone (703) 871-2091 ex 3194; Fax (703) 871-0026; or visit

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Program Coordinator/Instructor, Intelligence Analysis

The Department of History and Political Science at York College of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track position as Program Coordinator and Instructor in the fields of Intelligence Analysis and National Security. The multidisciplinary field of intelligence analysis and national security will enable students to build knowledge and experience to analyze and produce foreign and domestic intelligence information to support national security leaders, policymakers, military commanders and executive levels of the U.S. Government. Qualified applicants will have either a Ph.D. in an intelligence-related discipline by August 2015 or be subject-matter experts possessing 10 or more years of specialized, professional experience in the United States Intelligence Community. The start date will be fall 2015.

Successful applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as a competence in coordinating and developing an Intelligence Analysis program that focuses heavily on strategic intelligence for national security. Such applicants will be expected to draw upon theories and methodologies involved in government, national security, and strategic intelligence with a view toward applying them in real world situations.  The successful candidate will teach both standard and custom intelligence courses, including one or two survey courses in the function of intelligence analysis and upper-level courses in Writing for Intelligence and other courses to be developed by the candidate. Course load consists of three undergraduate level courses per semester.  

Additional duties include coordinating and developing the Intelligence Analysis program, advising students, engaging in intelligence community activities (e.g., symposia, conferences, tours, demonstrations, job fairs), positioning students for internships, and interacting with governmental agencies, contractors, private businesses and academic institutions.

York College of Pennsylvania, is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, offering over 50 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as master’s programs in business, education and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing. The College has an enrollment of over 4300 full-time, over 500 part-time undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students from 30 states and 12 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington, D.C.) and offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

York College is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Interested candidates should electronically submit the following: a letter of application, a statement of teaching and service philosophy, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Review of applications is ongoing. While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, for full consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2015.
York College of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a copy of York College’s Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Campus Safety or visit this weblink.

Assistant / Associate Professor - Intelligence Analysis Program

Instructional Faculty - Full Time Pay Commensurate with experience

James Madison University (JMU) seeks entrepreneurial applicants for an innovative new faculty position that will educate students to be analysts in business, the private sector and government agencies through its Bachelor's Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA) by combining elements from one or more of the following approaches: business analytics, competitive intelligence, strategic management, risk assessment, corporate security and general business administration.
The appointment will be either tenure-track or renewable term appointment and at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (both depending upon the candidate's qualifications) and will reside within the larger Department of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT).
JMU is a comprehensive university, with an enrollment of approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, approximately 2 hours from Washington, D.C., Richmond and Roanoke. JMU is regarded as one of the finest universities in the nation and has been cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university and as one of the nation's top 35 universities for undergraduate research.

James Madison University is committed to enhancing campus diversity and creating a more inclusive and diverse institution. The IA Program is in its eighth year and is a rapidly growing program that educates a new generation to be versatile, multidisciplinary analysts of future challenges in business, national security, and society. The program emphasizes methodology and synthesizes: critical and creative thinking methods; technological tools for data collection, visualization and analysis; contextual understanding of a problem's political, economic, social and technological context; and strong communicative and professional skills to support decision-making.

Graduates are well-positioned for careers in the public or the private sector and have secured positions as analysts at major consulting firms, US intelligence agencies, defense contractors, within the military and in law enforcement. The program is eager to expand its course and program offerings in the business and private sector specifically, and it is expected that the successful applicant will help lead this expansion.

Duties and Responsibilities: The position is full-time with a focus on student-centered teaching, scholarship and service. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester, and includes primary responsibility for the program's "Introduction to Competitive Intelligence" course, as well as helping develop (and teach) more advanced course offerings with a business or private sector focus. In addition to excellence as an undergraduate teacher, the position requires an active program of scholarly activity that enriches the program and advances the academic fields related to analysis in business (broadly construed). The position also involves serving as an active spokesperson for the IA program to the business community and private sector. Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have substantial experience in analysis for business and the private sector (broadly construed to include business analytics, competitive intelligence, strategic management, risk assessment, corporate security and business administration), demonstrated ability in teaching or training and expertise in relevant analytical methodologies. Individuals in this position must understand, embrace and advocate the program's multi-disciplinary approach. The position requires either a Ph.D. in a relevant academic field OR an MBA (or equivalent) and substantial experience in the field. Special instructions to applicants (This field includes all additional documents to be mailed as well as the mailing address): Review of applications will begin on 1/12/2015 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Application materials should include 1) a cover letter that explains how the candidate's experiences fit the position requirements, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy 4) evidence of potential as an outstanding teacher as Other Document #1; and 5) contact information for at least three professional references. Application materials must be submitted online through JMU's application system: Salary shall be commensurate with experience.
Questions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Noel Hendrickson, at Org Name: 100060-Integ. Science and Technology Posting date: 11-05-2014 Review date: 01-12-2015 Closing date: Open Until Filled
Proposed Starting Date: 08-25-2015 Position Status: Full Time Is this a JMU Only position? (If yes, only current employees of James Madison University are eligible to apply): No
Is this a grant-funded position? No Application Types Accepted: Faculty Profile Reasonable Accommodation Request: If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-6728 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

The Citadel, Charleston, SC


The Department of Criminal Justice is currently recruiting for four tenure-track or tenured appointments. These are open rank searches, with employment beginning in August 2015. We are interested in candidates who possess a Ph.D. and whose research interests fall within one of the following broad areas: homeland security, intelligence, criminal justice, and criminology. A Ph.D. is required. Candidates must be willing to offer courses in our undergraduate day program, evening undergraduate and graduate level programs. The J.D. is not an appropriate degree for this position. Salary is negotiable and competitive. Rank of hire, beginning salary, and possible consideration for tenure on appointment are contingent on credentials. The department offers a full range of courses in the undergraduate day program attended by approximately 2,000 members of the Corps of Cadets, an evening undergraduate bachelor’s degree program, and Graduate Certificates in Homeland Security and Intelligence Analysis. The availability of grants from The Citadel Foundation to support faculty research and development is an attractive feature of academic life at the college. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, candidates must submit the following: A cover letter describing relevant educational background, teaching and academic interests (including research specializations), a curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi and course evaluations (if available), sample of research and writing, official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation.
All material should be sent to: Professor Sean Griffin, Chair, Criminal Justice Search Committee; Department of Criminal Justice; The Citadel; 171 Moultrie Street; Charleston, S. C. 29409. Tel: 843-953-0319; Fax 843-953-7085; e-mail: (
To learn more about the Citadel and our programs, visit the Citadel web page,

Application deadline: UNTIL FILLED. NOTE: “UNTIL FILLED” MEANS THAT APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED AND/OR A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to multi-cultural diversity in campus and leadership positions. The beginning salary range for this position is: COMPETITIVE.

This listing was posted here on 2014 October 06.

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina University - Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies -

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies beginning August 2015. Preference will be given to applicants with specializations related to intelligence analysis, with particular interests in terrorism, geospatial intelligence, and cyber security.  The ability to offer courses in intelligence collection management and open-source intelligence would also be of interest.  Prior professional work experience in the field of intelligence is welcome, but not required.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Political Science or other relevant field by the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the field, as well as support the continued growth and development of the Intelligence and National Security Studies program. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Coastal enrolls more than 9,900 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective masters degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Interested applicants should apply online at . Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. Also submit copies of transcripts and teaching evaluations (if available) online or directly to Coastal Carolina University, c/o Dr. Jonathan Smith, Search Committee Chair, Department of Politics and Geography, PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528. To ensure consideration, all materials should be received by October 31, 2014. For additional information, please contact Dr. Smith (, 843-349-6573) or Dr. Holley Tankersley, Chair of the Department of Politics & Geography (, 843-349-2949).

Coastal Carolina University is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and those with disabilities.

China Team Senior All-Source Analyst

Leidos ( is currently seeking a Senior China All-Source Analyst with experience in underground facility analysis to support a national intelligence customer in the Reston, VA area.


  • Produce finished all-source analytical intelligence of designated facilities for senior U.S Defense Department and government officials, U.S. Combatant Commands; that are in accordance with IAW DNI Analytical Standards
  • Produce all-source analysis and targeting on China defense issues and Underground Facilities (UGFs)
  • Provide expertise in Chinese national military strategy and doctrine


  • Web Intelligence Search Engine (WISE) or Tripwire Analytic Capability (TAC)
  • Modernized Integrated Database (MIDB)
  • GEMINI interface to MIDB, to include experience accepting new records, building new facility records, building new associated component records, populating all mandatory fields, adding graphics and models, deleting facilities, setting facility status, merging facility records, and understanding Category Codes and their uses
  • National Production Workshop (NPW)
  • RemoteView
  • Net-centric Geospatial Discovery Service (NGDS)
  • Familiarity with DIA Directorate for Analysis analytical product templates and guidance
  • Working with foreign partners under exchange agreements


  • Currently possess an active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Bachelor's or higher degree with 15 years of intelligence analysis experience, or,  specialized training and a minimum of 10+ years of relevant intelligence analysis experience
  • Credentialed subject matter expert or recognized specialist in relevant field


  • Experience conducting analysis on Chinese UGFs and related military engineering organizations
  • Mandarin Chinese language proficiency (DLPT 3/3/3 or equivalent)
  • China Foreign Area Officer (FAO) or Defense Attaché experience
  • Experience briefing senior U.S. Government civilian and military personnel
  • Experience collaborating/coordinating intelligence assessments with agencies across the IC
  • Targeting experience
If interested, please contact Mike Bruni of Leidos at
Intelligence as a Career Booklet


Updated for 2013

Intelligence as a Career

Is It Right For You
Are You Right For It?

Click HERE, or the cover photo at left, for the full updated version of AFIO's Careers In Intelligence Booklet.

Released 10 January 2013

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Training Ideas:

Intelligence Community Jobs and Language Learning Opportunities: In classes here in the U.S. or abroad, or on your own. Some sources -

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy- offers top-quality summer language immersion—for middle and high school students - Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Japanese and German.

Monterey Institute of International Studies - special total immersion summer and winter classes in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

Lingua Service Worldwide, 800-394-5327, is based in Connecticut and represents more than 60 language schools around the globe. The company regularly visits schools to monitor performance, and provides applicants with contact info for former students. 800-613-6345, based in Barcelona, lists more than 400 schools worldwide. Schools are given star ratings by former students, and there's an online forum with uncensored reviews. The schools must be accredited and must have been in business for at least three year.

Atlanta International Language Institute - based in Atlanta, GA, teaches in group or private classes over 60 languages, including Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bambara, Bamanankan, Belarussian, Bengali, Berber, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Fujian, Georgian, German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Malaysian, Malay, Mandi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof and Yoruba.

Intelligence Community Jobs for Students -

Central Intelligence Agency –

Defense Intelligence Agency –

Federal Bureau of Investigation –

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency –

National Security Agency –

Office of Naval Intelligence –

NOTE: Deadlines for summer internships in the Intelligence Community are in the fall (October and November) for the following summer.

The members of the Intelligence Community (IC) offer high school and college students a variety of temporary employment opportunities, including paid internships and co-operative education programs. Such programs allow interested students to experience first-hand what it is like to work in the IC and if it is a “fit” for them. At the same time, the IC agency is able to evaluate the students’ work performance and consider them for permanent employment upon graduation.
In addition, many IC agencies offer scholarships or fellowships, some of which provide a salary and full government benefits as well as tuition and other educational expenses. Interested students should consult the Student/Special Programs web page at the various agencies to learn exactly what programs each offers.

    You can contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate as most of the IC components offer summer internship programs and some offer internships during the academic year. Some of the IC components also offer co-operative education programs which are formal programs linking a student’s major with relevant work experience. Most of the co-op programs are for college level students, however the National Security Agency does have a high school co-op program. Interns and co-op students engage in substantive and meaningful work assignments, while earning a competitive hourly wage and gaining valuable practical experience. Competitive is particularly keen for these programs with application deadlines six to nine months in advance of the period in which you wish to work. Applicants are expected to meet the same employment standards as permanent employees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and should have a strong academic record (GPA of 3.0 or better). Foreign language skills, previous study or residency abroad and military service are pluses. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Some agencies require medical examinations and/or polygraph examinations as well as a background investigation. Some agencies also offer unpaid internships.
    In addition to the above, the institutions listed in AFIO's latest version of our Careers in Intelligence booklet are those places which have offered or currently offer courses in intelligence and security subjects. (Because curricula vary and change from year to year, the list is not definitive.)

  1. Intelligence Community Named 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

    For the second consecutive year, the Intelligence Community (IC) was honored as one of the top-ten Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, according to an independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment.

    The rankings were compiled by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS) and American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI) and announced today at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. PPS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that aims to attract people to federal careers and improve how the government runs. The institute conducts research and helps federal leaders solve difficult public-policy issues.

    Army Lt. Gen. John F. Kimmons, the director of the intelligence staff for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, accepted the award on behalf of the entire IC. “The fact that the IC placed in the top ten for two consecutive years reflects a work force understanding of the critical role they fill and the importance of our national security mission,” he said.

    The IC ranked tenth overall among large agencies, which includes 32 organizations, each of which employs more than two thousand people. Rankings are based on data from the 2010 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which the U.S. Office of Personnel Management administers. The first survey was in 2003, but the IC has only participated since 2009. Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, noted that the IC does not have to participate but does so voluntarily, “which is a credit to them.”

    To maintain the security of information about its work force, the IC relies on its own instrument to assess each year how its workers feel about issues such as job satisfaction, professional development, and the effectiveness of senior leaders. The IC includes several questions from the federal survey provided by the PPS, in the IC’s annual Employee Climate Survey. That way, the Community’s information would be comparable with that from other organizations under consideration for Best Places.

    Other returning top-ten Best Places to Work are: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Government Accountability Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, and the Social Security Administration.

    According to the Best Places to Work analysis, employee satisfaction is at an all-time high of 65 out of 100, a 7.4 percent jump from 2003 when the rankings were first released, with 68 percent of agencies improving their index score since the last rankings in 2009.

    Visit to see which agencies top the rankings and to access trend analysis, demographic data and all 10 workplace categories, as well as generate custom reports and conduct side-by-side comparisons for up to three agencies.

    Office of the Director of National Intelligence Offers 4th Annual Summer Seminar for College Students Interested in I.C. Careers

    National Security Analysis & Intelligence Summer Seminar (NSAISS)

    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) National Security Analysis & Intelligence Summer Seminar (NSAISS) soon will be accepting applications for a two-week residential summer program July 10-22 in Washington, D.C.
    The residential seminar will introduce participants to the Intelligence Community. Individuals will interact with senior officials, current intelligence analysts and private sector experts to explore intelligence disciplines, methodologies and substantive topics through a curriculum of lectures, panels, case studies, simulations, and site visits to various agencies. Program participants will receive accommodations, per diem, and transportation to and from Washington, D.C. and to all program activities.
    The NSAISS is open to U.S. citizens who are graduate students and to college seniors graduating in the 2012-2013 academic year with proven plans for ongoing graduate study in fall 2013. This seminar is not open to federal government employees, contractors, currently serving military or activated reservists.
    Applicants will be required to electronically submit the following materials:
    Standard Form 86 (SF-86) "Questionnaire for National Security Positions" in order to qualify for a temporary SECRET clearance.
     Official university transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate), which can be scanned.
     Two letters of recommendation from professors supporting the applicant's candidacy, describing academic performance and career aspirations. The letters, if scanned, must be on university letterhead and include the name of the applicant and the signature of the referrer. If e-mailed, the recommendation must be sent directly from an account bearing the name of the person making the recommendation.
     A statement of no more than 250-words describing the candidate's educational and professional goals, and what role, if any, the NSAISS will play in achieving these goals.
    The window to apply to this program will be short. Candidates should begin preparing and completing the above forms now to be ready when the official announcement is made. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    Please frequently check the ODNI website for updates and information on when, where, and how to apply.

Intelligence Training Opportunities for High School Students

Lead-America.orgThe National Security & Intelligence conference, hosted by LeadAmerica, provides high achieving students with the opportunity to build real world career skills and analyze leadership attributes within the environment of our nation’s capital.  For ten days, students examine historic and current challenges to National Security, while understanding the roles and methods of diplomacy and intelligence through focused workshops on Iran, the Kashmir Crisis, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  In addition, students analyze issues such as information sharing, the origins of terrorism, intelligence ethics and the proliferation of WMD’s, while also attending briefings at the U.S. State Department and the Saudi Arabian Embassy.  Students visit the Pentagon and the International Spy Museum and participate in an engaging Career Planning Seminar, which exposes them to career tracks and the requisite training for the fields of Intelligence and National Security.  Students also complete LeadAmerica’s skill building curriculum, which fosters necessary skills such as teambuilding, time management, and communication, culminating in the formulation of a personal mission and vision statement.

To learn more about LeadAmerica and the National Security & Intelligence conference please visit  or contact an Admissions Counselor at 866.FYI.LEAD.  

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American Military University - An Intelligence Education Wherever You Are!


New Jersey City University - Professional Security Studies Department


Intelligence Courses at IWP


SCIP Institute

The SCIP Institute provides an integrated approach to fundamental CI principles and the latest thinking in specific CI disciplines. If you’re new to competitive intelligence, you’ll learn the ways in which CI can create a competitive advantage for your organization. If you’re an experienced CI practitioner, SCIP Institute provides a framework to expand your existing knowledge and provides the opportunity to showcase your skills and abilities to your employers. Get the details here.


Visit their website to locating those important Hiring Events for those who hold active security classifications.

Upcoming TechExpo Top Secret Hiring Events - Active Security Clearance Required

Full information available at

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Best Practice Forum: Leading the CI Function

This forum is designed specifically for the CI manager. It delivers innovative, practical solutions to your day-to-day and long term planning challenges that allows your department to stay ahead of the curve and grow its credibility in the organization. Join us to examine the dynamics of integrating CI into an organizational culture, and the tools and processes you can use to leverage your department and organizational talent. The forum environment allows you to explore best practices and key strategies through thought leadership and real world case examples that you can use immediately. The interactive facilitated discussion format provides time for valuable networking, open discussion with your peers and creating actionable, results oriented plans in a peer-to-peer environment. Get the details here.


Using Future Intelligence to Enhance Early Warning, Risk Management, and Innovative New Ideas

In this workshop, participants will learn how futures research, the analysis of long-term trends of society and technology out –five to 20 years, is a natural match for the competitive intelligence professional in his or her goal to help management understand the competition of tomorrow. They will learn case studies of how companies such as Dow Chemical and the Coca-Cola Company incorporate a regular flow of information about the future to understand hidden threats and opportunities. Once participants understand the value of foresight to the organization, they will learn the seven tools every CI practitioner can use to bring their decision makers a perspective on the future. Workshop participants will conduct a futures study - the future of beer - using research that simulates what an actual project would reveal. At the end of the day, those involved will understand how to study a variety of potential futures and present their strategic implications to senior management, adding vital information about the future to your competitive intelligence practice. Get the details here.

Careers in Intelligence

The following listings are jobs with federal agencies and corporations in or supporting the U.S. intelligence community.

Online University Available for Intelligence Career-Oriented Students

100% Online Bachelor and Master of Science (BS/MS) Degrees in Intelligence, Counterterrorism,
and Protection from Henley-Putnam University

Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. Henley-Putnam's degrees in Intelligence, Protection, and Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies prepare law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam, an accredited member of DETC, offers Online BS/MS Degree Programs. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888-852-8746 or visit us online at

AFIO members and others are invited to consider new opportunities with MITRE, to see why they are one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. If you possess a current Secret (or higher) clearance and a track record of success in any of the following areas:

  • Systems Engineering (Sensors, Complex Systems, Biometrics, Networks, Geospatial)
  • SIGINT Engineering
  • Software & Data Engineering
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Information Security & Information Assurance
  • Cost and Acquisition Analysis
  • Contracts Administration
  • Communications Engineers (Missile Defense, SATCOM)
  • Electronic and Financial Crime Intelligence Analysis
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Homeland Security/Critical Infrastructure Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation Engineering
  • Operations Research Analysis
  • Organizational Change Management - Communications
  • Program Management/Earned Value Management
  • Software Packaging/Radia Engineering
  • Oracle Financials Development

Contact MITRE to explore new career options.

Start you intel career, now. NINE positions at the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters are listed below. They look forward to receiving resumes from qualified candidates. 

Make a smart career move to DHS. Many announcements for positions at the Department of Homeland Security-headquarters arrive each week. These positions are posted on DHS looks forward to receiving resumes from qualified AFIO candidates. For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on

For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on

Sparta - now part of Parsons

Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm, has openings in Intelligence/National Security Military jobs, and Intelligence/National Security Cyber jobs.


Find more than 650+ jobs online at anytime on this splendid intelligence career & intel career transition site, filled with plum positions for or about: analysts, cybercrime, COMINT, COMSEC, direct support to intelligence efforts around the world, ELINT, engineering, IMINT & Imagery, INFOSEC, linguistics, mathematicians, policy development, technology, and just about any career requiring a security clearance and a whole lot that don't.

A sample of the kinds of organizations that you'll find offering opportunities: ACS Defense, Boeing & Boeing Satellite Systems, CACI, IntelData, Lockheed Martin, the NSA, SAIC, Sytex Inc., the U.S. State Department, and U.S. Investigations Services (USIS).


Follow this link to view a series of video Q&As about Joining and Training for the position of a CIA Clandestine Services Officer
by Lindsay Moran, author of "Blowing My Cover" via VideoJug

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