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The need to anticipate, identify and prevent threats to the nation's security is paramount today. Key decisions that affect the nation's safety require access to a timely and authoritative source for the latest developments in cultural understanding, science, technology, and foreign and domestic policy. The University of Maryland, College Park serves as a vital resource for the intelligence community.

This website features the expertise of selected UM faculty in relevant areas of study.

The University of Maryland ranks among the top 20 public research universities in the nation and is the closest in proximity to the nation's capital. Maryland is uniquely positioned to address issues of relevance to our national security with its highly ranked programs in political science, public affairs, science and technology and its strong ties to nearby federal agencies and research laboratories. Our distinguished faculty includes members who have served as senior government officials and public policy experts, as well as leading experts in data acquisition and management and nuclear, chemical, and biological threats.

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