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BGS IC CAE Students Visit WV Fusion Center and MU OSIX Program


On February 15, 2019, 16 IC CAE scholars from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) visited the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center (Charleston, WV) and the Marshall University Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) Program.  At the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center, EKU students received a briefing from the center’s director who provided information on the responsibilities, duties and capabilities of the center and the types of products the center produces.  Following the briefing, the students received an inside look into daily jobs at the center from intelligence analysts who are responsible for activities such as social media monitoring, threat and vulnerability assessments, and facial recognition analysis.  Students also received a briefing from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office and Intelligence and Analysis representative assigned to the center.  Following the briefings at the center, the students visited with faculty and students at Marshall University who oversee OSIX Program.  The students learned about the support the OSIX program provides to various clients including Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) and NASA.  Overall, the full day of activities provided EKU students and better understanding of intelligence operations at the state level as well as how academia is involved within intelligence operations.  


Published on March 09, 2019

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