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Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program Application Information

The Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence invite analysts who are U.S. citizens to apply for the 2022 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 2022 topics.  Applicants are welcome to express interest in up to three of the 2022 topics, but each selected program participant will only be assigned to one team. Selected applicants will be notified of their selection in December 2021 and will be expected to attend a kick-off meeting in January 2022. 

The 2022 AEP program team topics are:

  • Evolving Landscape of U.S. Bioeconomy and Biotechnology
  • Combatting Illicit Activity Utilizing Financial Technologies and Cryptocurrencies
  • Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Sectors
  • Countering Foreign Malign Social Network Manipulation in the Homeland
  • Threats to U.S. Physical Trade & Supply Chain Integrity
  • Addressing Risks from Non-State Actors’ Use of Commercially Available Technologies
  • Increasing Resilience in Overlooked Critical Infrastructure Sectors
  • Ethical Frameworks for Open Source Intelligence


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 directly.  Please note – an applicant will only be considered if an application, resume, and supervisor endorsement are all provided by the deadline of November 15, 2021. For more information on how to apply, view the application and supervisor endorsement forms, as well as the topic descriptions, below:

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

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2022 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program Application PDF 301.66 KB 10/13/2021
2022 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program Supervisor Endorsement Form PDF 814.74 KB 10/13/2021
2022 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program Topics and Descriptions PDF 147.08 KB 10/06/2021
2022 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program Overview PDF 392.23 KB 10/19/2021
Last Updated: 11/12/2021
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