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Institute for Defense Analyses


Arlington, United States

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a private, nonprofit corporation headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. IDA’s mission is to answer the most challenging U.S. security and science policy questions with objective analysis leveraging extraordinary scientific, technical, and analytic expertise. Founded in 1956, the Institute for Defense Analyses operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.

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IDA Headquarters, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311-1882

United States

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