A Message From the NIU President
Welcome to the web site of the National Intelligence University (NIU).
The NIU is the leading institution in the nation for the study of intelligence. It is the only institution of higher education in the nation where students and faculty teach, study, and research in the classified arena. In addition to that capability, the NIU is fortunate to have a highly qualified and experienced faculty that includes visiting chairs from across the Intelligence Community (IC) including the FBI, CIA, NSA, and the Department of State. Our student body consists of members from all of the military services including the U.S. Coast Guard, and all of the IC agencies as well as other executive officers and congressional staff members.
The NIU provides a superb venue where students can spend one-to-two years studying, discussing and researching the important issues surrounding national security, and do so with colleagues from throughout the government and military. We believe that the relationships established at the NIU lay the foundation for future relationships that could serve the nation well.
Numerous Graduates of this institution have gone on to serve the nation with distinction. CIA Directors, NSA Directors, Joint Staff J-2’s, NGA Directors, and military flag officers represent some of the paths our graduates have taken. The appreciation for strategic intelligence, refinement of skills ranging from research to communication, and focus on critical thinking are capabilities needed at all levels of federal service and those are what the NIU strives to provide its students.
I invite you to explore National Intelligence University website. You will find we have a broad and rigorous curriculum, top-notch programs, and flexible programs to match your schedules. Whether you’re a prospective student, an Intelligence Community member or one of our more than 160,000 alumni, NIU is your resource for a lifetime.
David R. Ellison, PhD, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret)
National Intelligence University