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Past Highlights - 2013

The Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (A member of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium of Centers of Academic Excellence www.maccae.org ) is now accepting applications for the 2013 language and cultural immersion program to India. Application.

The complete application due date is February 1, 2013. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Camellia Moses Okpodu (cmokpodu@nsu.edu ). Selected applicants will receive full support for air travel, room/board and stipend for the eight-week program.

Past Highlights - 2012

  • NSU IC Scholars Received Top Honors

    NSU's IC Scholars Makes Exceptional Presentation at Peace and International Security (PIPS) Analytic Exercise.more information  - .pdf

  • 2012 ICCAE Summer High School Program

    ICCAE is offering a two-week non-residential program for current high school students. Its main objective is to stimulate interest in careers in the intelligence community, bio-security, biotechnology and environmental, sciences. 

  • Cultural Immersion Opportunities for Summer 2012

    The IC-CAE is now accepting applications (deadline February 1, 2012 by 5 pm EST) for the summer cultural immersion opportunities sponsored through the Center. This year, in addition to the opportunity to travel to China, Egypt or Japan, students can apply for an opportunity to travel to Jaipur, India.

Past Highlights - 2010

Summer 2010
Cultural Immersion Trip to Japan, China, Egypt

April 2010

IC-CAE Symposium titled “Exploring the Relationship between NATO and the Intelligence Community—Challenges, Requirements, and the Role of Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence”

Past Highlights - 2007


August 2007
A fulltime Fullbright sponsored Islamic Studies Scholar will be resident at Norfolk State University.

June 24 - July 20, 2007
“Calculus Readiness” Summer Institute. In addition to preparing students for required calculus within their engineering programs this workshop will include critical thinking, analytical skills and an introduction to the mission and function of the 16 intelligence agencies.

June 11-12, 2007 (McLean, Va.)
The International Association for Intelligence Education Third Annual Conference: "Professionalizing Intelligence".

The International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) will be holding a conference on 11-12 June 2007 in the Washington DC area on the subject of "Professionalizing Intelligence."

For those of you unfamiliar with IAFIE, I am on its board of directors (as chair of the Communications Committee), and point you to the following website for additional information: http://www.iafie.org/ The short description of IAFIE is that it is an association of approx 300 members devoted to:

  • expanding research, knowledge, and professional development in intelligence education;
  • providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for those interested in and concerned with intelligence education;
  • advancing the intelligence profession by setting standards, building resources, and sharing knowledge in intelligence studies;
  • fostering relationships and cultivating cooperation among intelligence professionals in academia, business, and government;
  • developing, disseminating, and promoting theory, curricula, methodologies, techniques, and best practices for pure and applied intelligence;
  • and serving as a liaison between other professional organizations and centers of excellence.

May 2007
Study Abroad for selected IC-CAE participants to increase global awareness through language and cultural immersion.

April 9-13, 2007
Norfolk State University’s Inaugural week. This will mark the official establishment of the IC-CAE at Norfolk State University and a new Video Tele-training suite that will support IC-CAE training.

February 28, 2007
Intelligence Colloquia. Mr. Andrew Hale will address the DNIMAS students during their weekly seminar. Mr. Hale is an expert on Islamic culture and is a former British Intelligence Officer.

January 3, 2007
Mr. John Mack joins IC-CAE staff as the Executive Program Coordinator.

January 9, 2007
First Arabic class offered at Norfolk State University as part of IC-CAE IDEAS program.

January 10, 2007
Mr. Robert Ivery, Director of the Center for Technology Management at the CIA visits Norfolk State University.

Past Highlights - 2006

December 2006
NSU Alumni Newsletter highlights the IC-CAE grant at Norfolk State University.

November 1, 2006
Article appears in Virginia Pilot highlighting the IC-CAE at Norfolk State University.

November 14/15, 2006
Key personnel from Norfolk State University attend ODNI orientation meeting held at the University of Maryland.

October 2, 2006
Key IC-CAE project staff met to develop program management strategy.

October 10, 2006
Curriculum Committee for the School of Science and Technology approves the National Security Certificate Program (NCS). This includes more than 50 course students can chose from for the NSC.

Past Highlights - 2007

IC Colloquium

Defining the Role of Intelligence and Islamic Studies Programs for the 21st Century Workforce in America two day symposium.

IC-CAE Overview

Preparing Leaders for America's Global Market

The IC-CAE specifically targets women and racial/ethnic minorities with varied cultural backgrounds, regional and geographical expertise, language proficiency and related competencies. As a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) Norfolk State University is uniquely postured to meet these needs.


Internationally Diverse Education and Area Studies Program

This IC-CAE initiative, which is called the Internationally Diverse Education and Area Studies (IDEAS) Program at Norfolk State University, is designed to augment student’s current major area of study and increase their opportunity for employment within the Intelligence Community.