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BGS IC CAE Students Invited to IC CAE Summer Seminar

BGS IC CAE Summer Seminar Students

Earlier this month, eight (8) BGS IC CAE students were invited to participate in the National Security Analysis and Intelligence Summer Seminar (NSAISS) hosted by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and supported by the entire U.S. intelligence community.  The NSAISS is a highly-selective, rigorous two-week residential summer program in Washington, DC.  The students were selected from an applicant pool of over 150 students from approximately 40 IC CAE affiliated institutions across the country.

The goal of the NSAISS as well as the BGS IC CAE is to prepare students to become the next generation of intelligence and security professionals.  The NSAISS helps to accomplish this goal through various activities over the course of two weeks.  During the first week, participants are introduced to the U.S. intelligence community and interact with senior officials, intelligence analysts, and experts through a curriculum of lectures, panels, and intelligence community agency site visits (e.g., Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]).  Participants also interact with recruiters from the various intelligence community agencies through a career fair conducted specifically for the NSAISS students.  The second week involves students participating in multiple intelligence simulations that provide an inside look into the intelligence profession.  The intelligence simulations are based on complex events in which students must work as a team. 

Over the course of two weeks, the selected BGS IC CAE students will have an opportunity to learn more about the U.S. intelligence community, apply what they have learned in their EKU intelligence courses to the simulations, experience the National Capitol Region (NCR), and expand their personal network with other students.  The students will also expand their professional network through interactions with various individuals in the U.S. intelligence community.  “The NSAISS can be considered a two-week job interview for employment in the U.S. intelligence community,” said Dr. Mike Collier, who serves as the BGS IC CAE Principal Investigator and Co-Director at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU).

Published on April 24, 2017

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