SecureAmerica Institute Consortium Membership Process
Membership in the SecureAmerica Institute begins with completing the Consortium Application Request (CAR). The CAR provides basic data to the SecureAmerica Institute team to ensure alignment of values between the prospective member and the SecureAmerica Institute mission objectives. The CAR also includes information regarding foreign engagement, which requires additional processing to ensure that foreign engagement restrictions from prospective funding agencies are managed properly.
After the CAR is processed, the Consortium Agreement (CA) will be sent to the prospective member for approval and signature. If cost share is being proposed in lieu of cash, the CA requires additional details on the expected cost contributions to achieve the prospective member’s participation level (membership tier).
The CAR and the CA are institutional agreements that are between the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and the member organization. After the CA is promulgated, individuals from the organization must complete the Trusted Partner Agreement (TPA) when seeking participation rights that include access to the Knowledge Management System. The TPA ensures adherence to policy and compliance standards such as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Upon successful completion of the TPA process, the member will be provided training and full access to the suite of SecureAmerica Institute offerings.