Carnegie Mellon University

US Military and Intelligence Community Partnerships

Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Strategic Analysis (ISA) partners with organizations from the US military and intelligence community to host high-level events to advance research and policy analysis. 

In the spring semester of 2019, ISA presented two events with the US military and intelligence community:

  • In April 2019, ISA hosted a day-long "Blue Sky" discussion, where thirty of the world's top experts in the field of terrorism studies workshopped several scenarios about the future of global Jihadism. This partnership with the intelligence community provided an opportunity to explore potential outcomes in a meaningful way that will inform analytic products.
  • United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) selected CMU as one of the locations around Pittsburgh for its 2019 Sovereign Challenge. The week-long conference unfolded at venues across Pittsburgh, including the Heinz History Center, for remarks from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and from Secretary of the US Air Force the Honorable Heather Wilson. In addition to organizing panels for the entire conference, ISA partnered with CyLab to put together a half-day of programming on campus around the theme of CMU AI for national defense, irregular warfare, and Nation-State sovereignty. 
USSOCOM Sovereign Challenge 2019