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2020 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program Application Announcement


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Greetings Partners!

The Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence invite analysts who are U.S. citizens to apply for the 2020 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP).  Applicants from all industries are encouraged to apply but should have an interest and/or demonstrated expertise in at least one of the 2020 topics.  Applicants are welcome to express an interest in up to three of the 2020 topics, but each selected program participant will only be assigned to one team. Applications from first-time participants will be given priority consideration over previous AEP participants. Selected applicants will be notified of their selection in November 2019 and will be expected to attend a kick-off meeting in Washington, D.C.  January 2020. 

The AEP Application consists of three items – applicants are requested to submit the Application along with a copy of their resume/CV, while applicants’ supervisors should submit the Supervisor Endorsement Form.  Both forms can be found online at:  Please note – applications will only be considered if an application, resume, and supervisor endorsement are all provided by the new deadline of  November 8, 2019.

Please note that by applying you are agreeing/validating:

  1. To provide verification of your U.S. citizenship.
  2. That your employer supports your participation in the program. If your employment status changes during the program, you must notify the program.
  3. That you will make every effort to attend, in-person, the program Kick-off and Concluding Summit in the Washington, D.C. area. You or your employer will be responsible for the expenses of these two travel engagements.
  4. That you will make every effort to participate in a research trip should your team decide to conduct research.
  5. That the United States Government is under no obligation to fund your travel for program activities, however limited funds are available for the research trips.

Applicants should return the completed application form, along with a resume or CV, and have their supervisors submit the completed supervisor endorsement form to  no later than 25 October 2019. When you press the “Submit” button on the bottom of the form, it will auto-generate an e-mail to . You may attach your resume/CV to this e-mail. If this form does not automatically generate an email, please save and send it to .

Please contact Tammy Padilla at or the AEP Staff at with any questions.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Based upon high demand for participation in the AEP, the application window will be open from September 19th – October 25th or until 500 applications are received (if earlier than 10/25).  Please note that if you have previously participated in the program for two or more years, priority may be given to equally qualified new applicants.

About the Program

The AEP enables intelligence community analysts and private sector partners to gain a greater understanding of how their disparate, yet complementary, roles can work in tandem to ensure mission success.  Participants work on topic-focused teams over six months to create joint analytic products of interest to both the private sector and the U.S. Government.  The program begins with a kick-off event in January 2020 and concludes with a Summit in July 2020. 

The 2020 AEP program topic areas are:

  • Private Sector Intelligence Programs
  • Emerging Threats of Deepfake Identities
  • Privacy and Security Implications of 5G Technology
  • Protecting Sensitive Data and Intellectual Property
  • Emerging Threats to Cargo and Port Security
  • Improving U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Market
  • The Evolving Cyber Legal Landscape
  • Threats to U.S. Food and Agriculture Sources

What the Program Can Do For You  

For U.S government and private sector analysts, participation in the AEP increases depth of expertise, provides new insights and perspectives, and offers a greater appreciation of open source information and analytic outreach. Private sector partners benefit from an increased understanding of the analytic process, how to engage with U.S government analysts, and what analysis means to them, while government analysts benefit from knowledge of private sector best practices and industry insight.

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