Strategy and Planning

The Strategy & Planning Division of The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies contributes to the formation of national science and technology policy by providing technical and strategic planning support and advice to the U.S. Government.


Concepts and Analyses

The Concepts and Analyses Division  researches the latest technologies, ideas and concepts for military use.  Projects range from the purely conceptual to practical applications, including field testing equipment and systems in the design and development phases.



CETO stands for the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities. It is an internal Marine Corps think tank dedicated to developing new ideas and concepts in direct support of the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration and the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory.


Intergovernmental Personnel Assignments (IPA's)

Several Potomac Institute personnel serve at federal agencies in accordance with provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.


The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

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Our Mission

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


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