Welcome to the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence
Goal: To prepare the next generation of intelligence and security professionals (to include national security, homeland security, law enforcement and private sector security).
Members: The Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence is a consortium with members Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, and Morehead State University. Students from other universities are also welcome to attend and participate in consortium activities.
Cooperating Partners: The Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence supports students at partner universities, which include University of Kentuky and Marshall University.
Sponsorship: The Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence is supported by the US Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Program.
Consortium Advisory Board:
Alexandria, KY Police Department
Appalachia HIDTA, London, KY
Advanced Technical Intelligence Center, Beavercreek, OH
FBI Louisville Division
Lexington-Fayette County Police
Louisville Metro Police
Kentucky Fusion Center
Kentucky National Guard
Kentucky State Police
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley
Undergraduate Certificates in Intelligence Studies
Graduate Certificates in Intelligence & National Security
1-day Intelligence Workshops
1-day Kentucky Intelligence Colloquium
IC CAE Scholars Program
Consortium Members and Points of Contact:
Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Brian Simpkins, Principal Investigator and Co-Director, Stratton 282, Brian.Simpkins@eku.edu
Kentuckty State University
Dr. Mara Merlino, Co-Director, Hathway 229, Mara.Merlino@kysu.edu