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Sharon Bloomquist <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 7 Jan 2010 08:08:30 -0500
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*National Security Analysis & Intelligence Summer Seminar 2010*


The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will soon
launch the application process to select 40 highly motivated *U.S.
citizen graduate students (and seniors graduating in the 2009/10
academic year who are applying for graduate school for the following
academic year) interested in careers in intelligence.* Selectees will
study and work with analysts and senior officials during a planned
two-week residential seminar, the 2nd Annual National Security Analysis
& Intelligence Summer Seminar, NSAISS. The intensive seminar is
tentatively planned for July 11-23, 2010 in Washington, D.C. to address
critical national intelligence priorities in U.S. intelligence analysis.
NSAISS is to include lectures, field trips to agencies and exploration
of intelligence disciplines, methodologies and substantive topics under
the direction of Intelligence Community (IC), academia and private
sector experts. Participants will receive interim Secret level security
clearances for the duration of the seminar. Those interested in pursuing
analytic careers will be briefed on opportunities in the IC.

The NSAISS online application is scheduled to be available in January
2010. Since the application window may fall between academic terms for
many applicants, it is recommended that students begin to *_prepare
early_* for the application process by collecting the following required

Bullet *Current transcripts*. (If available, grades earned through the
end of autumn 2009 would be helpful. Our application will advise
applicants at colleges that do not furnish official transcripts to
students how to forward copies directly.)
Bullet *Letters of Recommendation.* Two letters of recommendation from
professors or a university dean are required. At least one MUST attest
that the applicant is currently studying or has completed a BA, MA, PhD
or similar degree within the past twelve months.
Bullet *Standard Form 86 (SF-86)*. Applicants should start compiling
extensive information necessary to complete the Standard Form 86
(SF-86), Questionnaire for National Security Positions, which is on the
U.S. Office of Personnel Management website:
and a continuation sheet if needed at
These links will also be included in the online application form. The
SF-86 MUST be submitted separately in hard copy by mail to an address
that will be specified in the online application.
Bullet *Current Resume.*
Bullet There will also be a short personal statement and other basic
data requested in the application.

*Notifications:* Finalists, alternates, and non-selected applicants will
be advised of their status in March 2010 (subject to security
clearances). NSAISS participants will receive travel expenses, room and
board, course materials and a $500 stipend.

*NOTE:* NSAISS is not open to federal government employees, contractors
or currently serving uniformed military and/or activated reservists.
Students who applied but did not participate in the 2009 Summer NSAISS
and who are still eligible are encouraged to re-apply for the 2010 program.

The application process will occur in January 2010. Please watch this
webpage for updates.

Sharon Bloomquist
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University
Phone: (703) 993-1248 Fax: (703) 993-1251
Hours: Mon - Thu, 7:30 - 4:00
Department Website: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/

Please apply online at: