Sponsors and Partners

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Beacon Global Strategies is a strategic advisory firm specializing in International Policy, Defense, Cyber, Intelligence, and Homeland Security.

Beacon’s leadership has decades of experience in the White House, CIA, Departments of Defense, State, and Justice, Congress, and the Private Sector.

Beacon represents global enterprises and industry disruptors across government services, technology, energy, and financial sectors.

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The Amazing Women of the Intelligence Community (AWIC) is a grassroots organization that is dedicated to the development of professional women serving the United States national security mission. AWIC brings together Amazing Women throughout the IC to support, empower, and inspire one another at all stages of their careers.

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Spycraft Entertainment is a global production company run by former senior intelligence officers from the US and UK and experienced Hollywood producers.

We help retired members of the intelligence community turn their ideas and intellectual property into world-class content, and we work closely with them to develop projects across a range of media, from podcasts to television series to feature films.

We focus on true fiction, emphasizing quality, authenticity, and great storytelling. Our network of “ordinary people who have done extraordinary things” comprise innumerable untold tales that have the power to inform, inspire, and entertain audiences around the world.

https://spycraftentertainment.com/  

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The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is the leading nonpartisan, nonprofit trade association for driving public-private partnerships to advance intelligence and national security priorities. INSA has more than 160 corporate members and enjoys extensive participation from senior leaders within the public, private, and academic sectors. Members include current and former high-ranking intelligence, military and government agency leaders, analysts, and experts from industry and academia.

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Over a decade ago, a group of women from across the intelligence, law enforcement, and defense communities decided to formalize long standing friendships which transcended typically closed communities to share experience and mentor the next generation of leaders. We adopted the name Lipstick Mafia, first for fun, and then as an identity.

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The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society honors the historic accomplishments of the OSS during World War II, the first organized effort by the United States to implement a centralized system of strategic intelligence, and the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Special Operations Command, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. It educates the American public regarding the continuing importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation of freedom. The OSS Society was founded in 1947 by General William Donovan as the Veterans of OSS. It was based in New York City for 50 years. In 1997, it became The OSS Society and moved to Washington, D.C.

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The International Spy Museum lifts the veil of secrecy on the hidden world of intelligence, exploring its successes and failures, challenges, and controversies.

The Museum's mission is to educate the public about espionage and intelligence in an engaging way. It provides a context for understanding the important role intelligence has played in history and continues to play today.

As a nonprofit, the Museum aims to provide an objective and apolitical forum for exploring important topics such as the impact of secrecy on civil liberties, the changing role of technology in intelligence work, and the challenges of disinformation in a social media environment.

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National security is everyone’s business. The Cipher Brief is the only media outlet focused exclusively on bringing you a higher level of confidence around national security events via news, analysis, and interviews with government and private sector leaders. Where other news organizations tell you what happened, The Cipher Brief tells you what it means by working with a network of uniquely qualified experts who help provide context around events that impact global security. 

thecipherbrief.com

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Girl Security is preparing girls, women, and gender minorities for national security through equity-informed learning, transitional high school-to-college training, and relationship-based mentoring. By empowering girls to play a role in security -- where a more secure nation is a more prosperous nation -- girls can fulfill their economic potential and forge an understanding of national security shaped by their lived experiences. Girl Security works across the United States to ensure the most historically underrepresented and underserved populations of girls have access to financially-supported, cutting-edge programming to prepare them for a future workforce shaped by security challenges that require their leadership.

girlsecurity.org

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Core4ce works with the national security community to strengthen and defend our nation's cyber infrastructure.

We recruit cyber experts, engineers, developers, and data scientists whose depth of experience makes them uniquely qualified to counter global adversaries.

Through a commitment to research and development, we're engineering solutions that better equip our customers to face current and future national security threats.

core4ce.com

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P&P does more than just sell books, offering a range of programs. It sponsors dozens of classes on various literary topics and hosts 18 in-house book groups. It sponsors week-long trips to such countries as France, Italy, and Cuba, as well as shorter day visits to places closer to home. And its coffeehouse and wine bar, renovated in 2016 and dubbed The Den, has a reputation for serving some of the best coffee in Washington.

Still, the store’s greatest strength may be its staff, who are known for their knowledge of literature and their ability to help customers find just the right books. P&P even offers a concierge subscription service that will send customers a book each month they are sure to enjoy.

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The National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is a bi-partisan think tank and academic center supporting a robust American national security posture. We are dedicated to incorporating a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and finding real-world answers to hard national security questions and providing them to policymakers in way they can easily consume.

We strive to educate future leaders and to shape the debate on critical issues by providing balance to the public discourse and identifying solutions that both enable a robust national defense and safeguard our constitutional liberties.

nationalsecurity.gmu.edu/about-us

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Grist Mill Exchange connects government agencies to a vast array of commercial data and allows customers to purchase the data they need under one contract, all at the speed and scale of mission.

 

With direct access to immense amounts of mission-ready data, and the elimination of procurement roadblocks, our customers are well-positioned to respond to emerging global developments and thrive in today's challenging environments.

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ClearanceJobs is a modern marketplace for career opportunities in national security. Founded in 2002, ClearanceJobs has been committed to connecting security-cleared professionals and employers in a secure and private platform to fill the jobs that safeguard our nation. Our protected career marketplace allows industry employers and candidates the ability to connect, converse, and exchange opportunities.

https://www.clearancejobs.com/

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Recognized in 2021 as the most innovative company in Geospatial Intelligence, Whitespace exponentially accelerates speed-to-advantage with powerful analytics, high-cadence data feeds, and human expert-machine teaming. Our intelligence products are rooted in truth data about human activity, delivering reliable indicators of world events. Our decision-advantage platform helps elite security teams monitor crowd surges at live concerts, financial analysts mitigate risk by uncovering unique opportunities in global markets, and enables government officials to better manage public health crises. Whitespace is a Woman-owned Small Business headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. 

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The Ascendancy Group (TAG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that values trust, respect, and high quality performance. Through our unparalleled network, we provide superior subject matter expertise and technical services in support of great missions globally.

Passionate about everything we do in our ongoing support of our nation, one hundred percent of our government-focused teammates are former members of the Department of Defense, Federal Law Enforcement or the Intelligence Community. We offer like-minded individuals the opportunity to continue working in small teams on unique and challenging problem sets that further our nation’s security.

theascendancygroup.com

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As Virginia’s largest public research university, George Mason University sets the standard for a bold, progressive education that serves our students and communities.

Our identity was forged in 1972 on Virginia's strong ideals of academic excellence and service. Today, that spirit energizes us as a leader in scholarship and research; preparing graduates to meet the complex needs of a rapidly changing world.

Our mission: A public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capital Region, we are an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.

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Since 1996, the National Cryptologic Foundation has supported the National Cryptologic Museum in educating the public on the importance of cryptology in defense of our nation.

The National Cryptologic Foundation strives to heighten public awareness of the cryptologic and cyber professions while honoring the people— past, present, and future—whose contributions to our national security protect and make possible our way of life.

cryptologicfoundation.org

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The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. Through various programs and events, USGIF achieves its mission to build the community, advance the tradecraft, and accelerate innovation. 

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The Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing contemporary intelligence and national security challenges, facilitating public discourse on the role and value of intelligence for our nation's security, and advancing the intelligence field as a career choice.

insaonline.org

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The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) improves national security by ensuring that women, in all their diversity (including race, LGBTQ+, disability, and other forms) have fair representation at the decision-making table. LCWINS is an organization of women and allies from across the political spectrum working to advance and sustain gender inclusion at the highest levels of the U.S. national security and foreign policy workforce.

lcwins.org

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The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation's unique mission has supported the CIA community for 20 years. Its role has been validated repeatedly by CIA leadership as well as legislatively by the Warner Amendment, which affirmed the Foundation's preeminent responsibility to the families of deceased CIA personnel. The Foundation was established in December 2001 to honor Johnny Micheal Spann, the first CIA officer killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Today, we serve all CIA officers who gave their last full measure of devotion to their country.

https://www.ciamemorialfoundation.org/

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The Bush School of Government and Public Service was founded in 1997 under President George H. W. Bush’s philosophy that “public service is a noble calling.” Since then, the Bush School has continued to reflect that notion in curriculum, research, and student experience and has become a leading graduate institution offering public affairs programs and international affairs master’s programs.

The Bush School’s vision to inspire excellence in the noble calling of public service was greatly expanded with the opening of the Washington, DC, Teaching Site in 2021. Bush School DC offers instruction toward the Master of International Policy (MIP) degree, a 30-credit-hour, non-thesis program.

https://bush.tamu.edu/dc/

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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is the hub of Harvard Kennedy School's research, teaching, and training in international security and diplomacy, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy. In 2021, the Belfer Center was named a “Center of Excellence” by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, in recognition of the Center’s six consecutive years as the world’s #1 university-affiliated think tank.

The Center has a dual mission: (1) to provide leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge about the most important challenges of international security and other critical issues where science, technology, environmental policy, and international affairs intersect; and (2) to prepare future generations of leaders for these arenas.

https://www.belfercenter.org/

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NatSecCareers helps clients and coaches work together to develop fulfilling careers in the national security, intelligence and private sector risk intelligence industries.

https://natseccareers.com/