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Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program Application Information


2024 AEP Application Window is Closed!

Thinking about applying in the future? Stay tuned for future announcements about the 2025 AEP Application! You can learn more about the application requirements below. 

The Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence invite analysts who are U.S. citizens to apply for the Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP). Applicants from all government and private sector entities are encouraged to apply but should have an interest and/or demonstrated expertise in at least one of the topics. Applicants are welcome to express interest in up to three of the topics, but each selected program participant will only be assigned to one team.

The 2024 AEP program team topics are:

  • 5G Impacts on Smart Cars and Highway Infrastructure Modernization
  • Assessing Risk in Multinational Investment Strategies
  • Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Criminal and Illicit Activities
  • Impact of AI on 'Traditional' Human Analysis
  • Preventing Violent Extremism Programs Tool Kit
  • Threat of Limited US Access to Critical Raw Materials
  • US-China Competition: Tools of Power and Impacts
  • Phase II: 5G Impacts on Cybersecurity
  • Phase II: Impacts of Extreme Weather Events
  • Phase II: U.S. Maritime Trade and Port Cybersecurity
  • Phase III: Combatting Illicit Activity Utilizing Financial Technologies and Cryptocurrencies.


The AEP Application consists of three items – an application, resume, and supervisor endorsement. Applicants are requested to submit the Application along with a copy of their resume/CV, while applicants’ supervisors should submit the Supervisor Endorsement Form. Please note – an applicant will only be considered if an application, resume, and supervisor endorsement are all provided by the deadline.

Applicants should return the completed application form, along with a resume or CV, and have their supervisors submit the completed supervisor endorsement form to aepsubmissions@hq.dhs.gov. When you press the “Submit” button on the bottom of the form, it will auto-generate an e-mail to aepsubmissions@hq.dhs.gov . You may attach your resume/CV to this e-mail. If this form does not automatically generate an email, please save and send it to aepsubmissions@hq.dhs.gov .

Additional Application Information

Please note that by applying you are agreeing/validating:

  1. To provide verification of your U.S. citizenship.
  2. That your employer supports your participation in the program. If your employment status changes during the program, you must notify the program.
  3. That you will make every effort to attend, in-person, the program Kick-off and Concluding Summit on September 17, 2024. You or your employer will be responsible for the expenses of this travel engagement.
  4. That you will make every effort to participate in a research trip should your team decide to conduct research.
  5. That the United States Government is under no obligation to fund your travel for program activities, however limited funds are available for the research trips.

Please contact AEP@hq.dhs.gov for additional information.

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Attachment Ext. Size Date
AEP Infographic PDF 181.88 KB 11/27/2023
2024 AEP Topic Descriptions PDF 396.94 KB 01/09/2024
2024 AEP Overview PDF 281.1 KB 01/12/2024
Last Updated: 01/24/2024
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