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National Security Institute
Meeting the pressing needs of the defense and intelligence communities.

A relentless array of emerging threats to national security and the promise new technologies and talent hold is creating an undeniable urgency for defense sector innovation. The Virginia Tech National Security Institute meets these pressing and ever evolving needs for the nation’s intelligence and defense communities.

Based on the foundation of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, Virginia Tech launched the Virginia Tech National Security Institute in September 2021. 

With dual locations in Blacksburg and the Washington, D.C., metro area, in the heart of private and public sector innovation, the institute is a global destination dedicated to advancing national security in pursuit of a secure America. 

At the nexus of interdisciplinary research, technology, policy, and talent development from across the university, the institute integrates student learning and cutting-edge research at a scale unmatched by other organizations.

How You Can Help

Help Virginia Tech advance innovative technologies, world-class education, and research that develops the next generation of national security leaders.

Through the generous support of donors, the institute will work to: 

Make our soldiers safer and more connected through next generation secure communications and computing

By assuring the seamless connectivity of warfighters and limiting the communication capabilities of adversaries, the Institute is helping to ensure a national security advantage through technology.

Develop future leaders for national security and service

By promoting scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to serve our country, the Institute is helping students tackle key challenges qualified U.S. citizens are likely to face when entering federal service. 

Promote national security through advanced intelligence

Every day our country faces untold cyber threats. Researchers and students at the National Security Institute are creating next generation technology to advance cyber-physical systems and ensuring technologies are applied to a range of defense and intelligence missions.

Build next generation systems, from sea to sky

At the National Security Institute, researchers and students are delivering next gen airborne and spaceborne systems. From space situational awareness, to maritime remote sensing, to small satellite design, we are creating a more secure and resilient nation.

Support the National Security Institute today!

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1 VA 35
2 MD 1
2 DE 1
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Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $10,000 Pamplin College of Business 2,311
2 $9,000 Virginia Cooperative Extension 1,850
3 $8,000 College of Engineering 1,666
4 $7,000 Athletics 1,605
5 $6,000 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1,562
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1 $5,000 Pamplin College of Business $2,490,195.99
2 $4,000 College of Science $1,894,545.79
3 $3,000 Athletics $1,192,271.03
4 $1,750 College of Engineering $591,703.39
5 $1,500 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences $442,318.23
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