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October 24, 2023

NIU is the Intelligence Community’s accredited, federal degree-granting institution attended by intelligence and national security professionals from across the federal government who study and pursue solutions to the toughest national security challenges. NIU’s unique and integrated academic experience allows students to learn and research in a classified environment guided by faculty with real-world experience and an array of academic backgrounds….

DNI AVRIL HAINES KICKS OFF NIU’S 2023-24 ACADEMIC YEAR

DNI Avril Haines Kicks Off NIU’s 2023-24 Academic Year and Installs Dr. John Ballard as President


September 16, 2023
NIU students at convocation on Aug. 25 in the ICC-B Auditorium (Photos by James Williams, ODNI Strategic Communications) The National Intelligence University Convocation and Installation of President Ceremony on August 25 marked the beginning of the academic year and formally installed Dr. John Ballard as NIU’s next president. More than 150 new students attended the convocation ceremony and over 700…

NIU Celebrates Past, Present, and Future at 60th Anniversary Event


June 30, 2023

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Stacey Dixon speaks during the National Intelligence University 60th anniversary event on June 28 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Stephanie Smith, ODNI Strategic Communications) Standing at the podium in front of a crowd of hundreds at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Stacey…

NIU Honors 2023 Graduating Class at Commencement Ceremony

NIU Honors 2023 Graduating Class at Commencement Ceremony


July 8, 2023

SFC Nate Mullet calls on the graduates to be ambassadors for this institution and build on this university’s legacy. (Photo by Stephanie Smith/Strategic Communications) On 30 June, 248 intelligence and national security professionals graduated from NIU’s degree programs as part of its 60th commencement ceremony. Graduates from across the intelligence community and military branches celebrated their accomplishment with families and…

NIU Celebrates Past, Present, and Future at 60th Anniversary Event


June 30, 2023

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Stacey Dixon speaks during the National Intelligence University 60th anniversary event on June 28 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Stephanie Smith, ODNI Strategic Communications) Standing at the podium in front of a crowd of hundreds at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Stacey…

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Experts From Academia And Intelligence Community Discuss Artificial Intelligence Safety At NIU Symposium


June 22, 2023

As artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly advances, its safety has been called into question in recent months. GPT-4, an AI chatbot built on large language models, deceived a human to help accomplish its assigned task in a study released in March. Later that month, more than a thousand experts in the field released a letter calling for a pause on systems more powerful than GPT-4 to develop AI safety protocols for design and development. In May, a Microsoft study found GPT-4 is showing signs of artificial general intelligence — the ability to reason like a human.

NIU Students Present Research at Third Annual Interuniversity Symposium


April 6, 2023

Sharing research and conducting academic outreach with other institutions beyond the classified environment of the intelligence enterprise are important aspects of the National Intelligence University’s (NIU) mission within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the broader Intelligence Community (IC). Two graduate students from NIU recently participated in an interuniversity challenge and presented their unclassified research at the third annual Intelligence Studies Consortium (ISC) symposium titled, “New Perspectives in Intelligence Studies.” George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government hosted this year’s event on March 24, both virtually and in person, for over 150 registered attendees.

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