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ODNI Private Sector Programs


The ODNI engages with the private sector through a wide variety of programs including: acquisition, analytic outreach, threat briefings, incident response, and cooperative research and development.


Intelligence, Science and Technology Partnership (In-STeP) – In-STeP connects experts from the private sector and IC to discuss innovation, research, and technology at all Technology Readiness Levels. Learn more at In-STeP.


Augmenting Intelligence Using Machines (AIM) – The AIM Strategy outlines how the IC will incorporate AIM capabilities in a manner that resolves key IC legal, policy, cultural, technical, and structural challenges while producing optimally effective analytic and operational contributions to the intelligence mission. Read more about the AIM strategy here.


Academic Outreach – ODNI facilitates and coordinates IC-wide outreach to academic institutions and subject matter experts through think tanks, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and national labs on matters that may impact U.S. national security. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Public-Private Analytic Engagement Program (AEP) – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the ODNI Executive Agent for the Public-Private AEP to collaborate on topics of mutual interest. Topic teams publish unclassified analytic deliverables that are disseminated across the government and private sector and are available to the public. Teams have been asked to present their work at various conferences and association events. Learn more at DHS Intelligence & Analysis Private Sector Engagement or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) – IC CHCO pilots the PPTE which entails mobility assignments from the IC to the private sector, and issues the PPTE Playbook, which describes IC programs and policies that facilitate those interactions. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.


Trade Associations Partners (TAP) Group – ODNI hosts a biannual meeting in the Washington, D.C. area for IC organizations to engage with trade-association representatives in a mutually beneficial venue for networking, information sharing, and provide the opportunity to understand initiatives that may impact U.S. national security. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.


ODNI Organizations Engaged with the Private Sector

New Opportunities

A number of ODNI directorates and offices engage with the private sector on a wide range of areas in support of the DNI’s role and its mission to integrate the Intelligence Community. This page has been updated to reflect the organizational structure launched on August 16, 2020 in the realignment of the ODNI.

Policy and Capabilities (P&C) is the directorate responsible for advancing the IC’s integration of mission priorities and requirements to develop and implement strategy, policies, and capabilities to meet future challenges and opportunities confronting the Nation. Multiple organizations under P&C engage with Private Sector and host a variety of programs like In-STeP.

  • Domestic Engagement, Information Sharing and Data Office, Private Sector Partnerships (DEISD/PSP)  builds, enables, and maintains private sector partnerships to mutually share information, people, processes, technologies, innovations, and ideas to advance the IC mission and strengthen national security. It works with a wide variety of private sector entities - to include industry, non-profit organizations, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions – in a broad range of engagement, collaboration and partnership activities. 
  • Acquisition, Procurement & Facilities (AP&F) engages with private sector entities in its activities to facilitate and oversee major systems acquisitions, IC Enterprise Agreements and shared services, and to deliver integrated facilities and logistics solutions.
  • IC Human Capital (IC HC) engages with private sector partners to leverage industry best practices to better design, develop, and execute human capital strategies for the IC.


Mission Integration (MI) is the directorate that integrates mission capabilities, informs enterprise resource and policy decisions and ensures the timely delivery of intelligence. The MI offices engaged with private sector entities include:
  • National Intelligence Management Council (NIMC) - The National Intelligence Management Council serves as the DNI's principal substantive advisors within and across specific regions and functional issues. Within the NIMC, there are multiple private sector partnership opportunities with the National Intelligence Managers for Aviation, Maritime and Transnational Crime, Homeland, and Western Hemisphere, as well at the National Cyber Executive, National Space Executive, and the National Economic Security and Financial Intelligence Executive.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) - The National Intelligence Council is responsible for leading analysis across the IC to inform immediate and long-term policy deliberations. It fosters outreach to nongovernmental experts in academia and the private sector to broaden the IC's perspective.

ODNI Centers

National Counterintelligence & Security Center (NCSC) leads and supports U.S. counterintelligence and security activities critical to protect the Nation. NCSC engages in outreach to private-sector entities at risk of foreign intelligence penetration, particularly foreign threats to supply chain security, academic institutions, and critical infrastructure, and assists in understanding and protecting against insider threats.

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) leads the national CT effort by providing strategic engagement and information-sharing analysis across the CT enterprise and drives a whole-of-government approach to combatting terrorism. NCTC engages the private sector in response to inquiries related to terrorist threats and for analytic outreach. It has representatives located in eleven regions across the U.S; who are available to help private sector partners understand the CT enterprise and threat picture.

National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC) leads the IC and interagency to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, related technologies and expertise on weapons of mass destruction. NCPC engages with private sector entities for technical expertise.

ODNI Independent Offices

IC Chief Information Officer (IC CIO) engages with the private sector in its mission to oversee the systems, technology, infrastructure, and security of the IC Information Environment.


IC Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency (IC CLPT) engages with advocacy groups to provide transparency on how the IC responsibly handles data, and ensures civil liberties and privacy protections are integrated into the activities of the IC.


IC Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (IC EEOD) leads IC efforts to attract talent to reflect the diversity of the nation and promote workforce inclusion through engagements with academic institutions, professional associations and not-for-profit organizations at job fairs and career events.


ODNI Private Sector Programs

New Opportunities


Intelligence Community (IC) engagement with the private sector is a priority focus area for the ODNI.

The IC needs private sector ingenuity, technology, and partnership to address the complexity of threats and the pace of innovation that places the nation at risk. We recognize the critical role private sector partners play in the economic and national security of the United States.

The ODNI is dedicated to promoting collaboration with the private sector that advances national security interests while protecting the freedoms, civil liberties, and privacy rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

This feature is organized in three sections to help private sector partners navigate the ODNI:

  • Descriptions of the ODNI organizations engaged with the private sector;
  • ODNI programs engaged in private sector activities in areas such as innovation, advanced research, analytic outreach, and acquisition & procurement;
  • New opportunities for private sector collaboration with the ODNI.


ODNI Organizations Engaged with the Private Sector

ODNI Private Sector Programs

New Opportunities


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