Impact of Prior Marijuana Use on IC Job Applications

Oct 25, 2020

Former IC official Charles Allen argued in the op-ed "Cannabis & Clearances: Unnecessarily Weeding Out Applicants" that IC agencies should either relax or standardize how security clearance applications are adjudicated when an applicant reports a history of drug use. We encourage students planning to apply for internships or full time positions with IC agencies to become acquainted with security regulations regarding use of marijuana and other drugs well before starting the application process.

ISP Director's Essay on "This November, America's Safety Is on the Ballot" Published in "Foreign Policy"

Oct 09, 2020

ISP Director Steve Slick recently authored an essay titled "This November, America's Safety Is on the Ballot" in Foreign Policy. To read the article, click HERE.

Council on Foreign Relations Virtual Meeting on “Trust”

Sep 17, 2020

ISP Director Steve Slick joined former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management Joan Dempsey and The New Yorker Executive Editor and Author David Rohde on September 16 for a virtual meeting on “Trust and Distrust in the American Political System.” The meeting, moderated by Rand Corporation Senior Researcher Linda Robinson, ranged from Rohde’s recent book “In Deep: The FBI, the CIA and the Truth about America’s Deep State” to election security issues.  The discussion is available for viewing on the CFR website or here

ISP Posts Results of Third-Annual Survey of Public Attitudes on US Intelligence

Sep 10, 2020

Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick and LBJ School Associate Professor Josh Busby recently published with the Chicago Council of World Affairs the results of ISP’s third-annual national poll measuring the public’s views on US intelligence. 

ISP Welcomes Brumley Next Generation Fellows Gabriel Cortez and Marigny Kirschke-Schwartz for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Aug 26, 2020

Brumley Next Generation Fellows will participate in events and conduct research related to intelligence under the direction of ISP principals. 

2020 “Bobby R. Inman Award” Winners Announced

Aug 13, 2020

The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists in its sixth-annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.

Dr. Bianca Adair to Serve As the New Resident Intelligence Officer at UT-Austin

Aug 04, 2020

Dr. Bianca Adair, an officer in the Directorate of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency, will serve as the Resident Intelligence Officer at the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs from Fall 2020 to Fall 2022.

Strauss Center Fellow Published in "International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence"

Jul 27, 2020

Caroline Burks, a UT Law School student and Cybersecurity Graduate Fellow with the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, recently published a paper “The Psychology of ‘Orwell the Snitch’: Applying Psychological Theories of Agent Recruitment” in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

Brumley NextGen Graduate Fellow Co-authors Essay on Diversity in U.S. Foreign Affairs Agencies

Jul 06, 2020

Gabriel Cortez, a candidate for a Master in Global Policy Studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, recently co-authored a timely essay on the challenge of promoting and maintaining workplace diversity in America’s principal foreign affairs agencies. Mr. Cortez, a Department of State Charles B. Rangel Fellow, was recently selected by the Strauss Center as a 2020 Brumley NextGen Graduate Fellow and assigned to the Intelligence Studies Project for the coming academic year. The full essay is available on the website of the U.S. (Helsinki) Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe HERE.

U.S. Army War College Fellow Earns Research Awards

Jun 29, 2020

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Eric Kreitz, a U.S. Army War College Fellow at UT-Austin during the 2019-20 academic year, earned third place in the Secretary of Defense’s National Essay Competition and the U.S. Army War College Commandant’s Award for Distinction in Research for his paper “Re-emerging Russian Influence in Latin America and US Foreign Policy Response.”