National Intelligence Press

The National Intelligence Press (NI Press) publishes the work of NIU faculty, research fellows, students, and IC professionals.  The Press encourages its authors to introduce new perspectives on topics of critical interest to the IC and, more broadly, the U.S. government. Our goal is to publish high-quality, valuable, and timely books on topics of concern to the Intelligence Community and the U.S. government.

Since its founding in 1996 (originally as the NDIC Press), the Press has established itself as a major resource for the IC.  Our publications have become mainstays in IC classrooms and serve as indispensable tools for analysts, collectors, and others seeking new outlooks and better ways to accomplish the intelligence mission.

Books published by the NI Press undergo peer review by colleagues in the U.S. government, as well as from civilian academic, non-profit, or business communities.  Authors of NI Press publications enjoy full academic freedom, provided they do not disclose classified information, jeopardize operations security, or misrepresent official U.S. policy. Such academic freedom empowers NI Press authors to offer new and sometimes controversial perspectives in the interest of furthering debate on key issues.

Spy Museum Interviews CAPT Telfer for SpyCast

Former NIU Research Fellow CAPT Erich Telfer, USCG, participated in a SpyCast interview at the International Spy Museum earlier this month. CAPT Telfer authored the recent NI Press book Unlimited Impossibilities: Intelligence Support to the Deepwater Horizon Response. Spy Museum historian Vince Houghton and CAPT Telfer discussed the history of US Coast Guard intelligence, its current role, and some of Telfer’s achievements, in addition to his recent book.

CAPT Telfer was an NIU Research Fellow from 2010 to 2011. He currently commands the Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic (MIFC LANT) in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Spy Museum Interviews Andrew Plowman for SpyCast

Author of NI Press’s Climate Change and Conflict Prevention, J. Andrew Plowman, discusses his book in a recent National Spy Museum SpyCast.

Plowman, a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer, conducted research for the book while serving as a Fellow at National Intelligence University from 2009 to 2010.

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NI Press Publications

Visit our publications page to download free electronic copies of NI Press books from the following categories:

  • Intelligence Community Collaboration
  • Global Perspectives for Intelligence
  • Critical Analysis and the Intelligence Profession

NI Press publications have been approved for unrestricted distribution by the Office of Security Review, Department of Defense. The views expressed in each publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, or the U.S. government.

NI Press publications are subject to Title 17, United States Code, Sections 101 and 105. All publications are in the public domain and may not be copyrighted.

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