Intelligence and
Information Operations

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Join us at the Inaugural Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit
April 10, 2020.

If you are curious about a career in the intelligence field or seek to stay abreast national security and state affairs…
you don't want to miss this event!

The Defense Intelligence Agency designated the University of Arizona's Intelligence program as an Intelligence Community - Center of Academic Excellence. With this elite designation, the University of Arizona becomes one of the nation's IC-CAE designated Intelligence programs. The DIA's IC-CAE designation demonstrates that Arizona's Intelligence program meets the most demanding requirements and prepares our graduates for successful careers within the US Intelligence Community.

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Intelligence Studies prepares graduates for intel-related occupations in defense, law enforcement, and private industry.

The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive Intelligence & Information Operations content delivered within our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment to ensure our students have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after they graduate.  The Intelligence Studies program offers three degree tracks, both in-person and fully online:

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Intelligence Summit 2020

Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit

Join us for the 2020 Intelligence Summit, where key intelligence community leaders will speak about the latest in intelligence policy, cyber security, and more. Free for students!


Study Abroad Opportunity!

The intelligence program is pleased to offer students a once-in-a-lifetime, scholarship funded, study abroad opportunity. Travel to an exotic country and learn a new language in our immersive language program.

Intelligence News

February 20, 2020 5:46am
Statement by Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire on the End...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I want to thank President Trump for the opportunity to serve as the Acting Director of National Intelligence for the last six months. It has been an honor to work alongside the men and women of the intelligence community who have...
February 18, 2020 12:08pm
Nukes, malware and bots: US intelligence races to stay ahead of adversaries
Before the first rays of sunlight peek over the horizon in D.C., Deirdre Walsh is on her way to the sprawling, 40 -acre Liberty Crossing complex, in McLean, Virginia, that houses the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and several of...
February 13, 2020 12:11pm
Press Release - NCSC Unveils the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the U...
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) today unveiled the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2020-2022, outlining a new approach to counterintelligence to address threats that have evolved...
February 11, 2020 10:00am
A/DNI Releases FY 2021 Budget Request Figure for the National Intelligence...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Acting Director of National Intelligence (A/DNI) is disclosing the aggregate amount of $61.9 billion in requested appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2021 National Intelligence Program (NIP).   NEWS RELEASE  ...
February 10, 2020 1:23pm
NCSC Unveils the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the U.S. 2020-2022
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) today unveiled the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2020-2022, outlining a new approach to counterintelligence to address threats that have evolved...
February 21, 2020 10:24am
NSA Researcher Wins Prestigious Black Engineer Trailblazer Award
NSA Researcher Dr. Ahmad Ridley was presented with the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award. The award is presented on behalf of Career Communications Group’s U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine and recognizes leaders who are creating new STEM paths...
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February 18, 2020 9:00am
Bob Bailey: Cryptologic Hero, and Story
Article about cryptologic contributions of Bob Bailey, a Native American, and a former NSA employee.
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February 13, 2020 2:17pm
NSA’s Former Executive Director Wins EEOD Leadership Award
Article about former NSA Executive Director Harry Coker winning the Intelligence Community's Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (EEOD) Individual Outstanding Leadership Award.
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February 12, 2020 7:12am
Heading to RSA: NSA Brings Innovative Ideas to Cybersecurity Industry
Article previewing NSA's participation in the RSA 2020 conference.
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January 29, 2020 2:55pm
U.S. Cyber Command, NSA Poised to Support U.S. Election Security
USCC's Brig. Gen. Hartman & NSA's Dave Imbordino participate in the University of Southern California "Election Cyersecurity Initiative" forum, Jan. 28, 2020.
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January 28, 2020 6:02am
Sentence in BEC Scheme
A leader of a business email compromise ring that stole more than $120 million from two American companies is spending time behind bars. Learn how to protect yourself from this growing crime.
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February 10, 2020 12:44am
Chinese Hackers Charged in Equifax Breach
Four Chinese military-backed hackers were indicted in connection with the 2017 cyberattack against Equifax, which led to the largest known theft of personally identifiable information ever carried out by state-sponsored actors.
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February 11, 2020 1:00am
2019 Internet Crime Report Released
Last year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center received 467,361 complaints, recorded more than $3.5 billion in losses to victims, and saw criminals deploying new tactics and techniques to carry out scams—with no signs of letting up.
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February 20, 2020 12:00am
Romanian Hackers Sentenced
For nearly a decade, the Bayrob Group infected thousands of computers with malware and stole millions of dollars from victims. But with help from private sector and law enforcement partners, the FBI shut down their criminal operation.
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