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Welcome to the website of the Institute for National Security Studies!
Our site will provide you with information about our organization and the projects we sponsor.

Institute Overview
Description of INSS, its Institute Overview

Research Topics and How to Apply for INSS Sponsorship
INSS research topics and proposal guidelines for FY17.

On-line publications by INSS including our newest Occasional Papers.

Related Sites
Links to other national security related sites.

Questions or Comments, or General Information:
Commercial (719) 333-2717 or DSN 333-2717

Do not transmit secret or confidential information using this address.

INSS Director, Dr. James Smith

Research Analyst, Ms. Polly Holdorf

Education Analyst, Ms. Maeghin Alarid

INSS Announcement-

The FY17 Broad Area Announcement and Call for White Papers for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC) have now been released.

They can be found under the title “USAFA-PASCC-BAA-2016” at the following sites:


BAA Document

BAA at


CALL Document


Please note that White Papers were due on Friday, 9 September 2016. Over 100 White Papers received, review is in progress.

These links and any updated information will be available on the INSS web site:

INSS is now assuming management of PASCC effective for FY17.

U.S. Air Force Academy, USAFA, CO 80840, (719) 333-1110 DSN: 333-1110, 06 Dec 16
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