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IDA

IDA is the Institute for Defense Analyses, a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses Center, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and the Center for Communications and Computing.  IDA provides objective analyses of national security issues and related national challenges, particularly those requiring extraordinary scientific and technical expertise.

 
 

IDA operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

Systems and Analyses Center

IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center assists the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, and Defense Agencies in addressing important national security issues, focusing particularly on those requiring scientific and technical expertise. ...

Science and Technology Policy Institute

IDA’s Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) provides rigorous and objective analysis of science and technology (S&T) policy issues for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Science Foundation, ... 

Center for Communications and Computing

Since the 1950s, IDA’s Center for Communications and Computing has performed fundamental research in support of the National Security Agency’s mission in cryptology: Foreign signals intelligence and the security of information and communications of the U.S. Government. ...

 

Free from commercial conflicts of interest, IDA provides straightforward objectivity.