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Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP) Application Information

Please note the application window will be open until October 25th or when 500 applications have been received.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) invite analysts who are U.S. citizens to apply for the 2020 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP). Applicants from all industries are encouraged to apply but should have an interest and/or demonstrated expertise in at least one of the 2020 topics. Applicants are welcome to express interest in up to three of the 2020 topics, but each selected program participant will only be assigned to one team. Selected applicants will be notified of their status in November 2019 and will be expected to attend a kick-off meeting in the Washington, D.C. area in January 2020.

The 2020 AEP program team topics are:

  • Private Sector Intelligence Programs
  • Emerging Threats of Deepfake Identities
  • Privacy and Security Implications of 5G Technology
  • Protecting Sensitive Data and Intellectual Property
  • Emerging Threats to Cargo and Port Security
  • Improving U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Market
  • The Evolving Cyber Legal Landscape
  • Threats to U.S. Food and Agriculture Sources


The AEP Application consists of three items – an application, resume, and supervisor endorsement form.  Applicants are requested to submit the Application along with a copy of their resume/CV, while applicants’ supervisors should submit the Supervisor Endorsement Form directly.  Please note – an applicant will only be considered for participation if the entire application package (application, resume, and supervisor endorsement form) is received by the deadline of October 25th, 2019. More information on how to apply, including the application and supervisor endorsement forms, as well as the 2020 topic descriptions can be found at the bottom of this page.

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 staff immediately.
  3. That you will make every effort to attend, in-person, the program Kick-off Meeting and Concluding Summit in the Washington, D.C. area. You or your employer will be responsible for the expenses of these two travel engagements.
  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 for additional information.


Last Published Date: September 19, 2019
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