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NIU Vision, Mission and Goals

NIU Vision

NIU – The Center of Academic Life for the Intelligence Community

NIU Mission

Through dynamic teaching and learning, original research, and worldwide engagement, the NIU offers relevant, accessible, and career-long intelligence education that provides members of the intelligence and national security communities with knowledge, analytical skills, and a strategic awareness of the critical role intelligence plays in the security of the nation.

NIU Strategic Goals

Develop strategic leaders capable of objectivity and critical thinking, in an academic environment that fosters a comprehensive understanding of the Intelligence Community.

Produce and publish value-added research that develops analytical and creative thinking skills, contributes to the intelligence mission, and sparks innovation.

Serve as an academic catalyst for national and international Intelligence Community engagement.

Enhance the integration of the Intelligence Community through personal and professional relationships established in university programs.

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