Tim Akien

NSI welcomes Dr. Tim Aiken, a new Postdoctoral Research Associate

Feb. 22, 2024

NSI welcomed a new Postdoctoral Research Associate. Dr. Tim Aiken recently graduated with his PhD from CU’s Aerospace Engineering Sciences program. Tim will support the extensive hypersonics efforts at NSI.

Space Command

CU Boulder joins academic partnership with U.S. Space Command

Feb. 22, 2024

CU Boulder has been selected as a United States Space Command Academic Engagement Enterprise member. The new national program is designed to expand collaboration and academic exchanges between universities and U.S. Space Command.

Tim WHite

Tim White appointed as the new Associate Director for Research at the Center for National Security Initiatives

We are delighted to announce that Tim White has been appointed as the new Associate Director for Research at the Center for National Security Initiatives (NSI). Tim joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2018, after a ten-year career at the Air Force Research Lab.

Calvin Chan

CU Boulder hosted the Colorado Semiconductor Workforce and Innovation Forum

Feb. 12, 2024

The event attracted over 150 attendees from local universities and businesses, as well as state and federal government officials, to discuss leveraging Colorado's leadership in chip design and R&D to develop a local workforce that can address the challenges identified by the CHIPS and Science Act.

NSI & U.S. Space Force’s (USSF) University Partnership Program (UPP) Meet at Tools, Applications & Processing (TAP) Lab

Sept. 26, 2023

In early August 2023, NSI participated in offsite meetings with representatives from U.S. Space Force’s (USSF) University Partnership Program (UPP) at the Tools, Applications & Processing (TAP) Lab. In addition to the program management team from USSF’s UPP program office, personnel from the TAP lab, and CU Boulder's Air Force...

Intelligence and National Security Summit

Sept. 26, 2023

In July 2023, NSI attended the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) and Intelligence & National Security Alliance (INSA) sponsored Intelligence and National Security Summit at National Harbor, MD. The summit is the premier forum for unclassified dialogue between U.S. government intelligence agencies and their industry and academic partners,...

Dr. Merritt Turetsky Joins NSI as the Faculty Director

Sept. 25, 2023

NSI is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Merritt Turetsky as the Faculty Director for Arctic National Security. As Faculty Director, Dr. Turetsky will play a pivotal role in developing a community of Arctic researchers at CU Boulder interested in national security-related Arctic research. She will focus on identifying...

NSI Joins the U.S. Cyber Command’s (CYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN)

Sept. 25, 2023

In July 2023, CU Boulder’s National Security Initiatives (NSI), on behalf of CU Boulder, submitted for membership in U.S. Cyber Command’s (CYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN). CYBERCOM established the AEN in 2022 to strengthen relationships and communication with participating institutions and improve efforts to meet cyberspace educational demands and workforce...

NSI Hires Two New Heroes

Sept. 22, 2023

NSI finalized candidate selection and began onboarding for its second iteration of supporting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes (HoH) Fellowship Program. HOH Fellowships place highly skilled and educated transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, and military caregivers with potential employers to create economic opportunity and further...

NSI hosted a distinguished group of visitors

Feb. 13, 2023

Also in November, NSI hosted a distinguished group of visitors, including Gen John Shaw (Vice Commander of U.S. Space Command), Dr. Ron Sega (former astronaut and former head of all Department of Defense Research & Engineering), leadership from industry (Lockheed-Martin, Ball, Raytheon, Northrop-Grumman), and Mr. Ted Harms (The Anschutz Foundation),...