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Dear Academic Professionals,

We are pleased to announce to all interested institutions of higher education (IHE) that the FY24 Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been posted to grants.gov/search-results-detail/352987.

 

Funding Opportunity Number: ODNI-FOA-24-01

Funding Opportunity Title: Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence

 

To be considered and evaluated, the completed application must be submitted and received by the Government, via e-mail, by 5:00 PM EST, 13 May 2024.

 

The IC CAE Program Office at ODNI (IC CAE PO) encourages applications that showcase innovative ideas for establishing enduring curriculum, partnerships, and programs in areas of interest to the IC and national security. Applicants for this grant are encouraged to obtain and become familiar with the information on the IC CAE Program by accessing the ODNI website at: https://www.dni.gov/index.php/careers/student-opportunities.

 

Very Respectfully,

 

IC CAE Program Office

John Fellin

John Fellin

John Fellin joined the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) as the Chief in January 2024. In this position, John leads a team of professionals in ensuring ODNI is a positive, equitable, and productive work environment where all employees feel welcome, respected, and valued. OEEO ensures that equal employment opportunity (EEO) and compliance with federal laws and regulations are incorporated into the ODNI’s policies, practices, strategies, and principles. OEEO also executes compliance reporting to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Justice, and provides informational briefings to Congress. The OEEO Chief is the principal advisor to the DNI and senior leaders on EEO compliance matters and issues Final Agency Decisions in certain EEO cases.

Prior to being appointed Chief of OEEO, Mr. Fellin served as the NRO’s Director of the Office of Equality & Inclusion (OE&I), beginning in January 2022. In that role, John managed a range of EEO and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility programs. John was assigned to the NRO following Joint Duty Assignments to the Office of General Counsel at the CIA and the Executive Office of the President.

Mr. Fellin has served with the ODNI since January 2015. Until 2020, John was the Director of EEO Compliance in what is now OEEO. Before coming to ODNI, John served many years as an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Administrative Judge at the Washington Field Office, including management roles involving Federal Sector Hearings and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. His other notable assignments include handling employment, national security (counterterrorism) matters at the FBI, and serving as Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer for the Terrorist Screening Center. Previously, John has served as a prosecutor in the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

John received a B.A. from the University of New Mexico and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is an alumnus of the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government Fellows Program. John’s volunteer activities include previous service as a federal sector mediator for the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ADR Mediator Corps, and for the EEOC’s Washington Field Office’s federal sector ADR program, and as a pro bono attorney for the DOJ, handling private sector matters.

 

 

The ODNI is committed to creating a positive, equitable, and productive work environment where all employees feel welcome, respected and valued. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) leads the ODNI EEO compliance activities and advises and coordinates on matters related to EEO laws, regulations, and policies to ensure the ODNI workplace is free of discrimination and retaliation.

 

EEO Hotline – 301-243-0704

The EEO oversees the ODNI compliance with federal laws, policies, procedures, and requirements relating to Equal Employment Opportunity. The EEO also develops initiatives, policies and programs, and provides training, guidance, and consultation to diverse stakeholders. EEO provides the ODNI with unbiased counsel to individuals who seek to resolve workplace conflicts.

 

ICCAE Horiz


FY24 Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Program

 

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is pleased to announce to all interested institutions of higher education that the FY24 Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Funding Opportunity Announcement has been posted. Click here for more information.

The funding opportunity provides $2.5M per federal award for schools to become IC CAE Program schools. The IC CAE Program Office at ODNI (IC CAE PO) encourages applications that showcase innovative ideas for establishing enduring curriculum, partnerships, and programs in areas of interest to the IC and national security.


 

The Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Program was established in 2005 to meet the nation’s demand for a diverse cadre of professionals to carry out national security priorities and obligations.

 

The IC CAE Program’s purpose is to develop a cadre of qualified intelligence professionals to carry out America’s long-term national security initiatives by creating a competitive, knowledgeable, and diverse workforce through the provision of single and multi-year grants to colleges and universities. Schools selected as grant recipients are known as IC CAE Program Schools. Students that participate in IC CAE Program School-funded curricula and programs are made aware these efforts are funded by the IC and are given the opportunity to work towards becoming an IC CAE Scholar, an elite status obtained by achieving certain milestones. This association propels the students toward becoming an IC talent pool of choice.

 

 

The program encourages eligible institutions of higher education to submit proposals that support curricula and programs that will create, attract, and sustain a robust, knowledgeable, and diverse talent pool in multi-disciplinary areas of interest to the IC. The legislation that established the program emphasized increasing the diversity of the IC workforce, therefore, the IC CAE Program is especially interested in institutions with diverse populations of talent and in geographically diverse (rural) locations.  The IC CAE Program creates a community of committed IC professionals and academic faculty who will increase students’ knowledge of the IC and develop the critical skills needed to satisfy the national security mission as we build the right, trusted, agile workforce.

 

Click here to learn more about Student Opportunities.

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