Carnegie Mellon University
Mission Statement

Mission Statement 

The primary objective of the Institute for Strategic Analysis (ISA) is to facilitate introductions between government officials and CMU faculty members in order to heighten mutual understanding of how scientific research may be used in support of defense and intelligence priorities. ISA makes strategic introductions of defense, diplomatic, and intelligence leaders to CMU faculty members interested in applying their scientific research to problems of national security, including terrorism, cyber challenges, war avoidance, intelligence, and the intersection of energy and security. ISA also provides national thought leaders, statesmen, policy makers, and other experts with pathways for using scientific research as they focus on national security matters.