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EKU HLS Student Bailey Cox Receives NSAISS "Student Subject Matter Expert Award"

Bailey Cox

During the last two weeks of the 2017 summer semester, EKU Homeland Security senior Bailey Cox attended the annual National Security Analysis and Intelligence Summer Seminar (NSAISS) hosted by the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).   The opportunity was provided through the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (BGS IC CAE), which is led by Eastern Kentucky University and funded through the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). This seminar consisted of two different segments that acclimated future IC employees to the world of intelligence.

At the end of the two week seminar, Bailey was awarded the Subject Matter Expert award.   This award is presented to only one participant out of the 40 participants in the seminar.  Bailey notes, “This award showcased the expertise that EKU students obtain through both the Homeland Security major and the Intelligence Studies Certificate. I was also able to utilize many skills that I learned at EKU to further my capabilities in the seminar, specifically in regards to the team based learning course imbedded within the EKU curriculum.”

During the two week period, Bailey networked with practitioners and educators in the intelligence community, as well as with current students seeking intelligence-related employment.  He plans to enlist in the U.S. Navy after his upcoming December 2017 graduation from EKU. 

For more information on the BGS IC CAE, please visit  

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Published on September 07, 2017

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