Please note that we are phasing out the WordPress blog. It is being replaced by our page on the Hume Center website: http://www.hume.ictas.vt.edu/ic-cae

You should see new content transferred there over the next few weeks.  The Virginia Tech Scholar site is still the primary means of communication for VT ICCAE and you will continue to see announcements, sign-ups and calendar items there.

The Office of Naval Intelligence is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Internship Program
ONI produces meaningful maritime intelligence and moves that intelligence rapidly to key strategic, operational, and tactical decision-makers. Our integrated workforce of civilians, active duty and reserve naval professionals supports combat operations and provide vital information for planning America’s defense against maritime threats at home and around the world. We produce maritime intelligence on seaborne terrorism, weapons and technology proliferation, narcotics and smuggling activities that directly supports joint war fighters, the U.S. Navy, civil and national decision makers and agencies. ONI is a core element of Global Maritime Intelligence Integration whose goal is complete Maritime Domain Awareness.
We are looking for interns to work in the following areas:

  • Naval Intelligence
  • Science and Technology
  • Public Administration/Business Operations
  • Information Technology

Join our team, and put your education and skills to work at the country’s leading federal agency in maritime intelligence!

All college students interested in applying should visit http://www.oni.navy.mil for more information on eligibility, requirements, and application procedures. Once at the website, click the “Join Us” Tab. Select the “Intern Programs” option, and you will be directed to the internship page, which contains program information.

All completed applications must be submitted to ONIInternships@nmic.navy.mil by 5:00PM EST on Monday, November 5, 2012.
For general questions, please contact our recruitment hotline at 1-800-842-0821 ext 5847 or contact our recruiters via email at recruit@nmic.navy.mil.

The FBI will be holding an Information Session on Monday, October 29th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Smith Career Center Meeting Room B (2nd floor).  The FBI Volunteer Internship Program is open to all majors, however for the information session we are looking for the following majors:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Business Accounting/Finance
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Physical Science (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Construction & Engineering Management
  • Visual Communication Design/Studio Art
  • Business Information Technology
  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures
  • Geography

The application deadline has been extended and the new deadline is 10/29/12 at 12 Midnight.

Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cyber Engagement Program is designed to educate and challenge students who are interested in developing their cybersecurity and software development skills.

Incident Response / Digital Forensics Technical Exchange
Wednesday, October 17th — 7:15PM – 8:30PM
Learn digital forensics concepts from members of our incident response team and see a live demonstration of our Automated First Responder tool used across both commercial and government markets.

To access the Tech Exchange, students can go to the following web page: http://www.cybertriathlon.com/tech_exchange. The meeting will go live at 7PM tomorrow (17 October 2012), giving them approximately 15 minutes to set-up and establish their connection.

Cyber Triathlon
Sunday, November 4th — 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Four universities (PSU, Purdue, VT, and UMD) will each field multiple teams and go head-to-head answering trivia questions, solving consulting problems, and cracking “Capture-the-Flag” style technical puzzles! Over $3400 in prizes will be awarded to winning teams in addition to opportunities to network with Booz Allen Hamilton representatives. Registration will begin in the middle of October.

The FAQ is here: http://www.cybertriathlon.com/faq


12 Oct  NGA   https://www1.nga.mil/Careers/StudentOpp/Internships/Pages/default.aspx

15 Oct  CIA  https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/index.html

15 Oct  NSA some summer 2013 internships: CES SP, DSP (deadline depends on the specific program)  www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/index.shtml

31 Oct   DIA  www.dia.mil/careers/students/

2 Nov MCIA http://www.hqmc.marines.mil/intelligence/StudentEmployment/Opportunities.aspx

2 Nov State Dept. SCEP  http://careers.state.gov/students/programs

5 Nov ONI http://www.oni.navy.mil

15 Nov  NSA summer intelligence analysis program, summer language program, some summer 2013 internships: CSIP, CAP, CSP, HR, I&L, SIP/IA  (deadline depends on the specific program) www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/index.shtml

15 Dec  NSA  co-op program  www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/index.shtml

See the Scholar announcement for more details or http://dni.gov/index.php/careers/student-opportunities and www.intelligence.gov.

AFRL job opportunities

The Analytical Systems Branch (RIED) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Rome, NY is seeking qualified individuals with expertise in data mining and machine learning to support analysis and exploitation of intelligence data. Individuals with a graduate degree, or expecting to receive a graduate degree in the near future, are encouraged to apply. Topics of study may include, but are not limited to, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, and Statistical Physics with a strong emphasis on algorithm and software development.

AFRL is the Air Force’s only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces.  AFRL traces its roots back to the vision of early airpower leaders who understood science as the key to air supremacy. The passionate commitment of our people to realize this vision has helped create the world’s best air, space and cyberspace forces. The men and women of AFRL are creating the Air Force of the future – turning science fiction into science fact. Become a member of the Air Force Research Laboratory and help us “Create the future”.

Interested applicants should follow the instructions found on the Air Force Fact Sheet at http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=14574 and also submit a copy of their resume to jeffrey.hudack@rl.af.mil .

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Must obtain/maintain appropriate security clearance required for position
  • A 3-year probationary period is required for permanent positions

To request more information about this position or the AFRL organization please feel free to contact Jeffrey Hudack at jeffrey.hudack@rl.af.mil .

Speaker: Christian Matheis
7:00pm,  14 Oct in Durham 261

What if there is nothing useful about winning an argument?  What if your educational experience is closer to training animals to behave than empowering human intelligence?  In the contemporary world the term “critical thinking” is often so overused that it probably no longer makes any sense to most people.  Despite the fact that most people in the U.S. are told they are learning to think critically, it is usually the case that few people actually learn how the ideas came about, and what it is that critical thinking is intended to accomplish.  In this session we will discuss the basic history of critical thinking and some of the possibilities for learning not to believe everything we think.


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