Welcome to the National Security Education Program

At NSEP, our primary mission is to develop a pipeline of foreign language and culture expertise for the U.S. federal government workforce.

What people are saying about us:

"NSEP award recipients bring unique and highly needed skills: academic excellence coupled with international exposure, varied experience and strong language capability... such hallmarks are valuable for ONI and the greater Intelligence Community."

Office of Naval Intelligence

"Our organization has greatly benefited from the NSEP awardees who have served as part of our team over the years. Their cultural knowledge, area expertise and ability to work collaboratively have been instrumental to helping us produce high quality products that have informed and influenced senior military decision makers."

Army Directed Studies Office

"NSEP scholars acquire skills that prepare them to grow into exemplary analysts and have demonstrated the ability to effectively apply cultural knowledge, analytical thinking and linguistic skills to intelligence issues."

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NSEP Award Recipients Recognized as
Top-Tier Global Professionals

In 2011, the National Security Education Program (NSEP) celebrated its 20th anniversary with many special guests including Dr. Clifford Stanley, former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and former U.S. Senator David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma and author of the National Security Education Act of 1991.

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