BGS IC CAE Visits Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center
On November 3, 2016, members of the EKU Homeland Security and Assets Protection Leaders of Tomorrow (H.A.L.T) and students with the BGS IC CAE visited the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center (KIFC) in Frankfort, Kentucky. The KIFC is administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security with a main effort to improve intelligence sharing among public safety and public service agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. The specific role of the KIFC is to compile, blend, analyze, and disseminate criminal intelligence and other information, and to anticipate, identify, prevent, and monitor criminal activity that may pose a threat to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation. During the visit, KIFC intelligence analysts provided students with an overview of what their jobs entail with regards to critical infrastructure, international terrorism, cyber crime and security, organized crime, domestic terrorism, and open source/social media analysis. Students asked questions regarding general intelligence work as well as specific intelligence fields. After discussions with the analysts, Executive Director Holiday informed students about the KIFC’s need for valuable intelligence interns and the great experience the KIFC has had with previous BGS IC CAE student interns. Overall the KIFC visit was a valuable learning experience to all students and provided insights into the intelligence career field at the state level.
Published on November 09, 2016