The Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance (IIIA) at James Madison University (JMU) integrates, supports, and coordinates the university's efforts in the increasingly vital area of national security. IIIA actively seeks research sponsorship for cutting-edge research within the broad context of improving the nation's security. Providing a balance between physical and cyber security is one of the main goals of IIIA's research agenda, along with providing policy and technological solutions to the national security issues facing the nation.
Current JMU security activity includes, but is not limited to:
- Partnership with the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) and the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) on post-conflict stability operations education and public policy, which addresses both the security of U.S. civilians and troops serving abroad, along with local populations residing in conflict zones.
- Education in the areas of cybersecurity and digital forensics, in addition to state-wide coordination of cybersecurity academic capabilities and resources.
- Education and research programs focused on national security intelligence analysis, with an emphasis on critical thinking, modeling and simulation, cultural insight, and communication.