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Intelligence and Security Learning Commons

This page provides information on resources related to intelligence and security provided by the BGS IC CAE.  Questions about the resources or suggestions for additions can be directed to Dr. Brian Simpkins (  

Intelligence and Security Leaning Commons and Foreign Language Study Lab (Stratton 289)

Do you need a quiet place to study, need books for class papers, or want to learn a foreign language?  The Intelligence and Security Learning Commons and Foreign Language Study Lab provides these resources and more.  Established by the BGS IC CAE, the learning commons and language lab are located in Stratton 289, which is at the end of the hallway where faculty offices for the Homeland Security Degree Program are located (look for the poster on an easel).  Pictures of the learning commons and language lab are provided below.  This area provides the following services to faculty, staff, and students:

  • Library of cross-disciplinary books related to intelligence, national security, international relations, terrorism, homeland security, physical security, and criminal justice among other topics.
  • Information on educational, internship, and employment opportunities within the intelligence and security communities.
  • Separate Foreign Language Study Lab with Rosetta Stone language learning software.  Currently available languages include Arabic, Russian, and Farsi (Persian).  It is advised that you bring headphones with you when using the language lab.     
  • Quite area to read or study (either individually or as a group) as well as to complete homework or other assignments.     

The learning commons and language lab are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  To access the learning commons if the door is locked during normal hours, please contact Dr. Brian Simpkins at or 859-622-6761.  Please note the Foreign Language Study Lab will remain locked at all times.  To access the language lab, please either schedule an appointment or contact Dr. Simpkins when access is needed.  If Dr. Simpkins is unavailable, please speak with the BGS IC CAE Graduate Assistant (Joel Bottomley) or Student Worker (Kim Matola) in Stratton 284 for access.

Intelligence Bibliography (click here to download)

The bibliography was developed by Dr. Bob de Graaff, Professor of Intelligence and Security Studies at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands.  Dr. de Graaff is currently the President of International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) - Eurpoe.  The bibliography includes references for general introductions to intelligence, biographical overviews, encyclopedias, dictionaries, magazines, periodicals, archives, websites, military intelligence, private intelligence and security, intelligence tradecraft, historical overviews, intelligence and security organizations, country-specific information, international cooperation, forms of intelligence (Cyberint, Geoint, Imint, Humint, Osint, Psychint, Sigint), strategic intelligence, intelligence analysis, dissemination, intelligence failures, codes and cyphers, counterespionage, counterintelligence, denial and deception, covert action, ethics, accountability, oversight, intelligence reforms.  Click here to download the bibliography (a copy of the bibliography is also included at the end of this page).      

Impariamo Newsletter

Below you will find current and past issues of Impariamo ("lets learn"), which is the quarterly newsletter of the Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE).

Current Issue

August 2016

Past Issues

May 2016

January 2016

October 2015

July 2015

January 2015

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