Space Cadre

Since its inception in 2018, the National Security Space Association (NSSA) has maintained a strategic focus on the importance of inspiring and creating a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive space cadre as a core element needed for success across the national security space enterprise. We aim to be the community's trusted partner in this endeavor since we all understand that finding, recruiting, and retaining the best talent is a national security imperative.

Our Partners

Here at NSSA, we take great pride our robust relationships with top-tier, like-minded academic institutions who continue to cultivate the next generation of young leaders in the national security space enterprise. Our university partners are a cornerstone of workforce development, and we’re pleased to highlight their accomplishments.


New Opportunities

Interested in new opportunities to apply your skills in the national security space community? NSSA is currently in the process of developing our own innovative program, entitled “Cleared for Success,” which facilitates mentorships and clearance assignments for talented graduates entering the workforce. Although this program has not yet launched, there are also a number of other stellar opportunities to get involved in national security space.

News & Analysis

NSSA’s news highlights the most rigorous and insightful assessments of critical areas impacting workforce development.


Intelligence Community Public-Private Talent Exchange

The ODNI has launched the Intelligence Community’s Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) program. The IC PPTE program strives to provide IC personnel opportunities to grow skills and expertise in areas where the private-sector has advanced knowledge, while giving private sector partners the ability to better understand IC mission requirements and the U.S. government landscape. Learn more here.