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FNA Engages with Members of the National Security Fellowship to Assist with Data Analytics  

national security fellowship TeamsOn Monday, March 7th, members of Seton Hall's National Security Fellowship (NSF) team met with data analysts from FNA, a deep technology company as a part of their ongoing partnership. At this meeting, members of the fellowship presented data and workshopped ideas for a statistical analysis that will enhance this year's NSF research project that is focusing on recommendations for the U.S. Department of State to enhance the U.S.'s strategic relationship with Pakistan.

After hashing out the details with data analysts from FNA, the students concluded that the best course of action would be to analyze open-source data published by the U.S. government, the United Nations, and the World Bank to help prove the effectiveness of U.S. aid in Pakistan. Peter Roberto, a member of the NSF team said, "Attending the meeting with the FNA data scientists allowed me to understand the decision making that goes into data collection and interpretation. The back-and-forth as to what NSF students were looking for and what the FNA was able to provide allowed a better understanding of the role raw data plays in policy crafting."

FNA announced its partnership with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations earlier this year. FNA specializes in advanced network analytics and simulations. Its clients include financial and national security institutions around the world. The aim of FNA's partnership with Seton Hall is to provide analytics tools, data, and resources for NSF students and to provide complimentary software access and access to FNA's network analytics and simulation expertise.

Each year, the NSF research team supports a mission requirement provided by one of the vital agencies of the U.S. government: Department of State, Department of Defense, or the White House. The students complete an operational research paper recommending solutions to some of the U.S. government's most challenging foreign policy problems. They present their findings to U.S. government officials in the requesting agency. Their findings are then circulated among the department and other agencies in the intelligence community.

To learn more about the School of Diplomacy's National Security Fellowship, click here.

To learn more about the School's partnership with FNA, click here.

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