National Intelligence Directorate working with schools
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November 8 '06: Six new colleges and universities will receive federal grants to help with intelligence and information-sharing programs with amounts of up to $750,000, a press release from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced.
Lenora Peters Grant, the director of the ODNI's Centers of Academic Excellence program office said in the release, the grants will help "the development of curricula that address Intelligence Community" and get more students involved with intelligence programs.The six schools will join four other academic institutions already working with the ODNI - Trinity University, in Washington DC, Clark Atlanta, Florida International University, and Tennessee State University. The grant approval process came after more than 35 proposals were received for consideration. "The objective," the press release said, "is to attract students who complete studies in participating programs to a career in the Intelligence Community, in accordance with the National Intelligence Strategy of the United States. Participating universities receive first year grants of $250,000 - $750,000 dollars , with the possibility of up to four one-year extensions." The six receiving federal money this year are: California State University, Norfolk State University in Virginia, The Universities of Texas El Paso, Pan American in McAllen, Texas and Washington in Seattle, as well as Wayne State University in Detroit.
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