.: Executive Summary

THE INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable research institute created to address critical global challenges through advanced science and technology. The Institute seeks practical solutions to selected global issues through international collaboration, research and scientific exchange of the world's leading scientists and technologists. The Institute provides a forum for performing focused studies, international seminars and symposia and operates state of the art physics and simulation and modeling research laboratories to identify, develop and commercialize technical solutions to selected global challenges.

.: Mission

The Institute for Strategic and Innovative Technologies provides a forum for international cooperation, research and scientific exchange on advanced electromagnetic technologies to address critical global technical challenges.

.: Approach

The Institute provides facilities and internationally recognized scientific experts to host and lead research and scientific exploration to address specific selected scientific and technological and National Security challenges of global importance. Through teams and collaborative efforts, with government, universities and industry, leading scientists, engineers and National Security specialists focus on providing solutions to critical global challenges.

.: Management and Organization

The Institute's focus areas. Click on a specific area for more information.


    Oct. 2021: ISIT's involvement in IARPA's IARPA's Hybrid Forecasting Competition finally paid off. Although we didn't win a contract, we went ahead and did the research anyhow. See " What do forecasting rationales reveal about thinking patterns of top geopolitical forecasters?" in the International Journal of Forecasting.


    August 2021: ISIT's Dawna Coutant and Carolyn Meinel had been combating COVID-19 as participants in IARPA's FOCUS program. We did better than the big modeling teams for the first six months of the pandemic. Then we were about even with the models until Delta arrived. Wow, what a surprise this was to most of us. See what we had forecasted for 2021 as of August 8, 2020 at Covid_forecasts_2021.html


    May 2020: ISIT's Carolyn Meinel explains how she used Natural Language Processing to forecast geopolitical questions in a webinar hosted by Basis Technology: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall -- which Country Will Rule them All?


    January 2020: The team of ISIT and KaDSci, LLC came in 4th place in IARPA's Geopolitical Forecasting Competition out of over 100 initial competitors by forecasting 305 questions within just 5 1/2 months: Details here.