Partners and Potential Partners

NFI partners with organizations and government agencies to address big challenges and provide
meaningful results. As new projects develop, NFI will engage with these, and other partners as
needed, to strengthen and enhance research objectives.

ARLIS conducts research and development in artificial intelligence, information engineering,
and human systems. focusing on matters where people, society, policy, and technology
intersect, particularly activities with impact across the intelligence community and defense
security enterprise.

The DoD defends the United States by providing the military forces needed to deter war and
ensure the nation’s security and enhancing information technology and cybersecurity defense

The DOE works to increase nuclear nonproliferation and ensure the security of the nation’s
nuclear weapons stockpile, invests in protections against cyber and physical attacks on U.S.
energy infrastructure, manages the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and provides training tools
and procedures for emergency response and preparedness.

INSURE is a consortium of universities working together to respond to difficult intelligence and
security problems, thus improving the translation of products into operational use and
enhancing the pipeline of students and faculty to work directly on technology problems for the
national security community.

NASA is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration, conducting
research, testing, and development to advance aeronautics, including electric propulsion and
supersonic flight, and developing and funding space technologies that will enable future
exploration and benefit life on Earth. NASA also supports education efforts in STEM with an
emphasis on increasing diversity in our future workforce.

NGA enables critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the discipline
of geospatial intelligence. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national
policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates
with a cellphone relies on NGA.

NSF is the federal agency tasked with keeping the country at the leading edge of discovery by
advancing scientific progress, helping secure the national defense, and supporting basic
research to create knowledge that transforms the future. NSF also ensures that research is
integrated with education, so today’s revolutionary work is also training tomorrow’s top
scientists and engineers.

Specifically formed to address the needs of the Department of Defense, SOSSEC ensures
consistent delivery of top-notch prototype solutions executed within cost, schedule, and
technical performance expectations through mission-oriented oversight, spirited competition,
and an ever-expanding membership base offering a massive variety of capabilities and tech

One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities, SLU is rated among the
country’s top research universities, boasting 15 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked
among the top 50 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The Byrd Center promotes interdisciplinary research across the Ohio State campus focused on
research, education and outreach that enhance university programs in polar and alpine regions,
cryospheric processes, reconstruction of past climates, climate variability and change and the
impacts of climate on the environment and society.

Founded in 2007, the PGC solves geospatial problems at both poles by working with
researchers to introduce new, state-of-the-art techniques from the geospatial field to
effectively solve problems in the least-mapped places on Earth.

USGIF brings together over 200 government, industry, academia, professional organizations,
and individuals for the advancement of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft as it relates to
national security through exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, and promoting the
education and importance of a national geospatial intelligence agenda.