What is EPIC?
"Executive Partnership for Integrated Collaboration (EPIC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit intelligence collaboration organization that utilizes open-source intelligence to serve as an intermediary between private sector companies and public sector organizations..."
Operating as a not-for-profit corporation allows EPIC to take private and public sector collaboration to a higher level. Everyone plays a part in making our country resilient to a new generation of advanced threats that target our homeland, our values, and our interests. EPIC fosters that growth through integrated collaboration.
"...Through collaboration with the public sector and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, EPIC connects with companies, large and small, to collaborate and share information about threats to our national security. Our think-tank approach focuses on mitigating these threats through the use of innovative solutions..."
Our work connects the public and private sectors together. Businesses of all sizes play a large role in sharing information to identify threats. Information also comes from the public to the private sector to utilize intelligence about existing threats to create more resilient systems and processes.
"...In addition to creating partnerships through collaboration and vital information sharing, EPIC fosters growth in the next generation of aspiring analysts by teaching the collection and analysis of open-source intelligence to university students at the EPIC facility in Charlotte, North Carolina."
As part of EPIC's not-for-profit mission, we teach students in undergraduate degree programs in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of open-source intelligence (OSINT) in order to bring interest and ultimately new analysts into intelligence positions in both sectors. In order to help analyst interns gain experience in the inner workings of the intelligence cycle, we provide business intelligence to companies who support the EPIC mission.
EPIC's Main Objectives
Teach, Train & Develop
University students technology & analysis skills.
Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)
Research & gather available information for the purpose of analysis and prediction.
Build & Maintain
Collaboration platforms for the discussion and dissemination of related information and processes.
Analysis & Reporting
Analysts reports based on research of available information utilizing integrative complexity from the core of the question.