Creating new opportunities for national security service.

The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) has launched a National Service Portfolio to create new opportunities for national security service for those who might not otherwise participate in national security innovation. The new portfolio’s programs will focus on building models of service that account for generational and cultural differences between the military, academic, and venture communities, and that provide flexible pathways to official service within the Department of Defense (DoD). Together, these models and pathways aim to grow and diversify participation in national security service.


NSIN’s National Service Portfolio programs include:

X-Force Fellowship Pilot

The X-Force Fellowship Pilot is a funded fellowship opportunity for university students to collaborate with military commands on applied national security problem solving. During the Fellowship, X-Force Fellows will embed near their military sponsors for three to four months and work to develop novel solution concepts that address their sponsors problems. Potential military problem submissions include modernizing aircraft scheduling, improving internal unit communications, simplifying asset tracking, and developing virtual reality training content. By the end of their fellowship, participants will have developed and demonstrated a prototype capability for their military sponsors.