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National Security Policy


  • May 6-10, 2019 at Bolger Center, Potomac, MD, Tuition: $6185  (#24129)   REGISTER
    Online portion: April 4 - May 5, 2019
    Residential portion: May 6 - 10, 2019

    Start Time First Day 8:30 am - End Time Last Day 5:00 pm.


National security policy cannot be implemented in a vacuum. Its many interrelated parts must come together to form effective, sustainable policies that work in the best interest of our country and its allies. This course offers a high-level overview of the factors that affect security and economic impacts here and abroad.

The rapidly changing nature of modern warfare and strategic concepts on which national security policy is based; the resources available for national security; the necessity of military preparedness and the role of intelligence in national security; and a theater-by-theater assessment of the status of world conflicts will be explored.

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain a strategic overview of national security policy and the mechanisms by which it is created and implemented
  • Understand some of the basic principles of strategy and the framework for analyzing strategic choices and arguments
  • Understand the organizational, domestic and international pressures and constraints on security choices
  • Construct a current snapshot of national security leaders and processes, and their potential impact on security
  • Examine the strengths and limitations of some of the major diplomatic, informational, economic and military tools of security policy

Who Should Attend

Individuals with management-level experience at an agency with a national security mission; individuals with a national security function in agencies without a national security mission

This course meets one of the requirements for the Manager, Executive and Professional levels of the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate program. For more information go to the LEAD certificate  page.

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Unless the course is listed as RESIDENTIAL, lodging and meals are not included in the tuition.