ODNI presents a new talent exchange program with the private sector


ODNI presents a new talent exchange program with the private sector

Story and photos by Jessica Hrabosky, ODNI Office of Strategic Communications

Across the Intelligence Community (IC), agencies regularly strive to develop new professional development opportunities for their personnel, including hands-on training, conferences, and graduate studies.

This year, IC’s Office of Human Capital has established an IC-wide program that will partner with private sector companies for additional opportunities.

National Intelligence for Policy and Capabilities Deputy Director Dustin Gard-Weiss recently attended Virtual Industry Day where he spoke about a new program called the Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE).

“There are so many reasons to be excited about this program,” Gard-Weiss said. “It’s a great opportunity to get a different perspective on IC, not just from outside of IC, but from outside of government. We also hear a lot about industry best practices, culture, innovation, and more. and it’s a way to experience it firsthand, to understand how other organizations approach what they do, and to bring that perspective back to ODNI.

PPTE is a congressionally mandated program aimed at providing opportunities for IC personnel to gain skills and expertise in areas where the private sector can surpass IC.

“The HIPC program has many benefits, there are two main areas that stand out for me; firstly, it will increase mutual understanding between government and industry, which we believe will help to illuminate opportunities for more partnerships strengths and our ability to better leverage what the private sector brings, and second, it will contribute directly to the development of the workforce and our collective expertise.

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The IC HIPC program also provides opportunities for private sector partners to work in IC and better understand intelligence issues, mission requirements and the environment in which IC operates.

The authority of this program extends to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, IC elements, departments of military intelligence, and all other organizational entities that operate within the policies, procedures, and processes of the United States Intelligence Community. United States.

The IC HIPC program is just one program that paves the way for the IC to form larger partnerships with the private sector.

“Whether it’s technology, innovation or expertise, among others, industry plays a key role in our national security and for the IC in particular,” Gard-Weiss said. “We must continue to explore ways for government and industry to partner and work together to strengthen this important relationship. »

Learn more about the event and opportunities within the federal government to team up with private sector companies: ODNI Private Sector Programs


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