Intelligence Community 

Center of Academic Excellence 

  in Critical Technologies


Applications are now being accepted for 2023-2024 IC CAE Scholars.  Please apply at

Scholars: If you would like to attend the 2024 Summer Seminar in Washington, DC please talk with Dr. Graves about student nominations.  The 2024 dates are July 21-27.  Travel and lodging will be arranged and paid by ODNI.  Deadline to submit interest statement is March 1, 2024.

Center of Academic Excellence in Critical Technologies

A Consortium led by the University of Alabama in Huntsville with partners Alabama A&M University and Tuskegee University has been designated a Legacy Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE) in the area of Critical Technologies.  The national IC CAE program is a congressionally mandated program coordinated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to promote the acquisition of diverse talent for the national security workforce of the future.

The Consortium was created as an IC CAE Critical Technology Studies Program to provide students the opportunity to earn university credentials in Critical Technologies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Key areas of study in the original funding included artificial intelligence, machine learning, data visualization, computational statistics/algorithm design, and computer science analytical writing and briefing.  Our program mission today is much broader.

As a Legacy IC CAE program, we continue developing programs to support student interest in careers in the US Intelligence Community across various degree programs.  From STEM fields, languages, political science and government policy, human resources, infrastructure and logistics, the IC needs talented people in almost every career category.  

The IC offers many opportunities for students to contribute to the mission through internships, cooperative education programs, scholarships, and fellowships.  Come join our IC CAE program and position yourself for a full-time career with the Intelligence Community.

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