b'The Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (CAE) In 2005, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), on behalf of the US Intelligence Community (IC), established the IC Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Program. In October 2011, the program was moved to the Defense Intelligence Agency as part of the ODNIs efficiencies activity. The IC CAEs emphasis is on building long-term partnerships with colleges and universities in core mission-related academic disciplines in support of Americas National Security Mission during the 21st century. The goals of the CAE Program are threefold: (1) to develop long-term academic partnerships with accredited colleges and universities that have diverse student populations and courses of academic study that align with IC core skill requirements; (2) to provide financial and technical support to those educational institutions, so that they can shape curricula to meet specific IC needs; and (3) to leverage and cultivate IC relationships with students of those institutions to ensure that the IC has a diverse, highly-qualified, and motivated applicant pool for its mission-critical occupations. ODNI grants may be for up to five years, after which the programs at the Centers are to be self-sustaining. Key components of the CAE Program are:Critical language development and cultural immersion through studyabroad initiatives and foreign language immersion Ensure the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) disciplines are implemented into the universitysintelligence-related curricula Provide skills to apply to students primary area of study Enable student access to recruitment opportunities Make students more competitive for intelligence internships andemploymentThose interested in more information about the program can view the listing here: https://www.dni.gov/index.php/iccae. In addition to the IC Centers of Academic Excellence, The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have their own Centers of Academic Excellence. More information about the NSA program and participating universities can be found here: https://www.nsa.gov/Academics/Centers-of-Academic-Excellence/. More information about the DHS program and participating universities can be found here: https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/centers-excellence.43'