Department of Defense Hosts

The NSIN X-Force Fellowship addresses real-world national security problems that require technical and entrepreneurial expertise. DoD project sponsors will be matched with a team of X-Force Fellows (2-3) that will provide diverse viewpoints and skills that match the project sponsor’s needs. Upon the conclusion of the Fellowship, teams will deliver whitepapers, proof-of-concepts, and/or early-stage prototypes. DoD project sponsors must provide action officers that can commit 3-5 hours per week to engage with the Fellows and offer guidance/feedback.

By the end of the program, sponsors receive a demonstration of the capability developed by their fellows and are expected to continue development and iteration afterward.

The problem submission period for Department of Defense sponsors is open until 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 15, 2023.

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Interested DoD partners can email for more information or to provide any supporting documents relevant to your submitted problem.