Advanced Technical Intelligence Center
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|Industry||Research and Development
|Founded||Beavercreek, Ohio, USA (2006)|
|Headquarters||Greater Dayton Area
The Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC) is a university and industry-focused research, education, and training nonprofit corporation within the Dayton Region consolidating technical intelligence education and training available in the DoD, national agencies, and civilian institutes and industry. ATIC incorporates on-site and distance learning environments and a research lab that broadens opportunities and options for research and collaboration across the intelligence and research and development communities in all intelligence disciplines. The close proximity of ATIC to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), the nation’s premier technical intelligence exploitation center; to the scientists and engineers of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL); to the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), an Associate member of the National Intelligence University System; and to the large and growing contractor base in the Dayton region provide an advantage for leveraging research. A technical intelligence learning and research capability at ATIC will reinforce Wright Patterson Air Force Base’s (WPAFB) reputation as the leader in education, training, research, development, and operational employment of highly complex intelligence data.
ATIC was formed in 2006 by a confederation of Dayton-area government, industry, and academic organizations with congressionally directed funding to help solve the increasing shortage of technical intelligence expertise. Exponential growth in the use of technical intelligence, e.g., Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT)/Advanced Geospatial Intelligence (AGI), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) --combined with the increased application of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)--by the Intelligence Community (IC) and warfighters is severely straining the technical intelligence workforce, leading to a nationwide shortage of specialized expertise with appropriate clearances Growth in this workforce from within civilian U.S. graduate schools is hindered by the increasing numbers of foreign national faculty and students enrolled in engineering and science programs. ATIC intends to be the only not-for-profit organization of its kind, to offer the IC specialized, technical, in-residence and distance learning, short courses, certificate programs, accredited associate and bachelor programs, along with the unique ability to host conferences and events in a state of the art secure auditorium, Video Teleconferencing (VTC) and/or meeting room capability, all delivered from a single, secure location.
The ATIC mission is to develop an appropriately cleared Advanced Technical Intelligence (ATI) workforce of the future by providing training and education to all elements of the Intelligence Community (IC) and those interested in becoming part of the IC, and by providing research facilities for emerging technologies. To accomplish this mission, the ATIC will develop and operate an educational and research facility, staffed by a cadre of faculty and subject matter experts, to instruct and grow this unique workforce in the Dayton area. Ultimately, the workforce created by the ATIC will enhance our nation’s advanced technical intelligence programs.
- United States Intelligence Community (IC)
- United States Department of Defense (DoD)
- United States Air Force, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Agency
- United States Army, Military Intelligence Corps
- United States Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
- Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Defense contractors
Board of Trustees and Officers
ATIC has a Board of Trustees consisting of members who come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, allowing ATIC to ensure a collaborative, community-focused board.
- Dr. David Hopkins (Wright State University, ATIC Chairman)
- Mr. Hugh K. Bolton (ATIC, President & CEO)
- Ms. Ellen McCarthy (Intelligence and National Security Alliance)
- Mr. Jeff Hoagland (Dayton Development Coalition)
- Mr. Hugh K. Bolton (ATIC, President & CEO)
- Ms. Beverly Shillito (Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, ATIC Secretary)
- AFIT Center for MASINT Studies and Research (CMSR). Ongoing MASINT education and research programs through the AFIT CMSR have led the way in innovative approaches to human capital development for the IC.
- AFRL. AFRL is a leader in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), materials, and human effectiveness research.
- NASIC. NASIC is a world-class scientific and technical intelligence center serving as the primary (DoD) producer of foreign aerospace intelligence.
- Dayton Development Coalition (DDC). The DDC is the regional economic development and advocacy organization whose mission is to support job creation and prosperity for the citizens of the Dayton region.
- Wright State University (WSU). WSU is the leading state university in the Dayton area serving nearly 17,000 students, offering more than 100 undergraduate and 50 Ph.D., graduate, and professional degrees
- Riverside Research Institute (RRI). RRI is an independent not-for-profit research institute that has been at the forefront in establishing the ATIC initiative. RRI provides technical training, short courses and curriculum in AGI and MASINT
- Dayton Area Defense contractor's Association (DADCA). DADCA is a not-for-profit, industry association serving as a focal point to improve the defense industrial base in the Dayton region for research, development, and acquisition. DADCA supports new, developing, and fielded aeronautical, aerospace, and information systems and promotes regional economic development activity among local defense contractors and WPAFB
- Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). OSC is a premier provider of training, network design, modeling and simulation capabilities, software infrastructure, and research and consulting services
- Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The NPS is an academic institution whose emphasis is on study and research programs relevant to the Navy’s interests, as well as to the interests of other arms of the DoD. The programs are designed to accommodate the unique requirements of the military, such as the newly established Remote Sensing Center
- New Mexico State University (NMSU). NMSU is a very active research university. Their existing Physical Sciences Laboratory has strong federal undergraduate internship programs
- University of Missouri - Columbia (MU). The MU Center for Geospatial Intelligence has strong ties to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) operation in St. Louis, MO
- National Geospatial-Intelligence College (NGC). The NGC is the training arm of NGA. NGA provides timely, relevant, and accurate Geospatial Intelligence in support of national security
- Professional associations. The Advanced Technical Intelligence Association (ATIA), US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), Association of Old Crows (AOC), and others are committed to the professional development of the ATI workforce.
Learning is paramount to the ATIC mission, and the word “LEARN” is an effective acronym to describe the core values that will enable ATIC to be the:
Leader within the advanced technical intelligence training and education arena
Excel at offering a full spectrum of both in-residence and distance learning
Available and affordable to government employees and commercial contractors
Responsive to stakeholder requirements, adopting new partners and programs
Networked throughout the community to provide the services that really are needed
- The U.S. Intelligence Community’s Five Year Strategic Human Capital Plan, Annex to the U.S. National Intelligence Strategy, June 22, 2006.
- Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, 107th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Report 107-351, House Report 107-792, December 2002
- Science and Engineering Indicators 2008: Research and Development: Essential Foundations for U.S. Competitiveness in a Global Economy, National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resource Statistics, 2008.
- The Dayton Region's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Strategic Vision, AFIT, Wright-Patt 2020, Dayton Development Coalition, September, 2007
- Air Force Lab Aims for Relevant Research, National Defense, October 1, 2006
- The Dayton Region's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Strategic Vision, NASIC, Wright-Patt 2020, Dayton Development Coalition, May, 2006
- Coalition looks to bring 10K jobs to Dayton, Dayton Business Journal, January 18, 2008
- Wright State Snapshot, http://www.wright.edu/aboutwsu/factsheet.html
- Riverside Research Institute -- Who We Are, http://www.rri-usa.org/
- Wright-Patt growth prompts association membership to soar, Dayton Business Journal, July 20, 2007
- About the Ohio Supercomputer Center, http://www.osc.edu/about/
- About NPS, http://www.nps.edu/Aboutnps/index.html
- About NMSU, http://www.nmsu.edu/about.html
- Center for Geospatial Intelligence, http://geoint.missouri.edu/
- Commonwealth Partners Learn GEOINT with US Counterparts, Pathfinder, The Geospatial Intelligence Magazine, Juanita Hartbarger, Vol. 6 No. 3, May/June 2008