Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fairmont State University Interim President Maria Rose greets Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, adjutant general for the West Virginia Army and Air National Guard, who visited Fairmont State University on Friday, Feb. 24, to tour the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX).

OSIX is the laboratory and applied research component of the University’s National Security and Intelligence program. FSU is the first University in the state to offer a program of this kind.

“The goal of OSIX is to give students hands-on experience producing intelligence assessments for real customers in the national security and law enforcement communities. OSIX intelligence products have been provided to the CIA, FBI, Department of Defense and Department of State, as well as to state and local law enforcement agencies in West Virginia,” said David Abruzzino, OSIX program director and faculty mentor.