Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd.
Building 1, West Wing, Suite
Charleston, WV 25305
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W.Va. Dept. of Military Affairs and
host first career expo April 8 for
security analytics, intelligence sharing and
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginians and others considering careers in intelligence,
security and public safety can meet and network with employers in these vital
fields at an expo on Wednesday, April 8 organized by the West Virginia
Intelligence Fusion Center.
Private cyber security and
intelligence data firms, federal law enforcement agencies and the U.S. military
are among the vendors who have already signed up to participate in this
first-ever expo for West Virginia, to be held at the Columbia Gas building in
Charleston’s Kanawha City.
“West Virginia has never
had an expo where those trained in the analytical field have been able to meet
and show their talents to the private and government sectors,” said Fusion
Center Director Thom Kirk. “We are hoping 2015 will be the first of many expos
to bring these groups together in one place.”
Expo organizers envision
the event becoming an annual opportunity for West Virginia’s veterans, college
graduates and students who are interested in these promising career paths.
“We are graduating some
outstanding students in the intelligence and analytical fields, and some very
valuable men and women are now leaving the military to impart their training
and experience in the civilian and law enforcement arena,” Kirk said. “The West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center is
excited about supplying the platform for these prospects.”
The expo is free. Participating
employers include the firms CrossResolve LLC, Tygart Technology Inc.; Security
Group Services LLC and HealthNet Aeromedical; the U.S. Navy, Drug Enforcement
Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Postal Inspection Service and
Transportation Security Administration; the W.Va. Attorney General’s Office;
and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.
The Fusion Center is part
of the W.Va. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS). The Fusion
Center will also participate as an expo vendor along with other DMAPS agencies, including the W.Va. Army National Guard, the Division of Corrections, the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, and the Division of Juvenile Services.
include the University of Charleston and the University of the Cumberlands.
There is still time for employers and schools to sign up for the 10 a.m. – 3
p.m. expo. Both potential vendors and those interested in attending may contact
Eva Godbey at (304) 558-4831. Information is also available on the Fusion
Center website, www.fusioncenter.wv.gov.
The West Virginia
Intelligence Fusion Center allows multiple levels of law enforcement, public
safety agencies and private entities to share resources, expertise and
information. This collaborative approach optimizes the ability to prevent,
detect, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity as well as
all other hazards while both protecting the rights of citizens and preserving
the rights and integrity of law enforcement and private industry. The Fusion
Center marked its seventh anniversary this month.
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