DSSG Sample Activities
For approximately 22 days per year over a two-year period, DSSG members take to the road as they immerse themselves in the issues and policies related to national security. Over the course of 8 sessions, spread out over the two years, members interact with top-level officials from the Defense Department, as well as senior officials of other government organizations such as the Department of Energy, various intelligence agencies, and Congress. Visits to military bases throughout the United States provide members with a unique perspective of operating forces, and allow program members to meet with senior commanders. Tours of defense laboratories and industrial facilities provide further insight into research, development, and manufacturing technologies.