Connecting Communities to Business Strategy

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Reaching out to our communities can prove very rewarding—particularly in preparing young adults for careers in a dynamic technology environment such as those found at Lockheed Martin.

As the analytic partner to the FSU Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX), the laboratory and applied research component of the National Security and Intelligence (NSI) program, Lockheed Martin delivered a significant boost to the university by way of a $15,000 grant.

“Lockheed Martin  is excited to partner with Fairmont State University,” said Analysis & Mission Solutions Vice President Jason O’Connor. “This partnership will enhance our open source capabilities and advance our analytic solutions for our customers.”

The OSIX program prepares students to pursue careers as research or intelligence analysts in government agencies and private enterprise. Program participants prepare briefings for a wide range of intelligence and law enforcement organizations. Their reports have provided valuable information about credible threats at the federal, state and local levels. 

In January, the OSIX lab was granted access to LM Wisdom™. This software provides a flexible data collection engine to scour and ingest data from all corners of the Web. Wisdom pairs with natural language processing to provide users with greater insight to data, using such capabilities as sentiment analysis, event extraction and encoding, predictive analytics, and high-precision search. Together, these capabilities will empower OSIX students to turn the unstructured chaos of the Web into actionable insights.  

“By providing access to LM Wisdom, we turned the concept of making a donation to the university into a mutually beneficial scenario. Using advanced software such as LM Wisdom, the students enhance their skills and experience to enable them to get good jobs, Lockheed Martin gets feedback for future product enhancements, and OSIX customers receive more targeted insights.” said, Keith Johnson, Director of Applied Analytics.

Lockheed Martin’s partnership with FSU will provide internships, mentoring and lecturers for both the NSI program and the university as a whole.

“We are extremely grateful to Lockheed Martin for its generosity and its ongoing support of the Open Source Intelligence Exchange. This relationship will significantly enhance our ability to provide our students with a rich learning environment,” said FSU OSIX Director David Abruzzino.

For further information regarding the FSU partnership click here.

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  • Fairmont State students were granted access to LM Wisdom™. This software provides a flexible data collection engine to scour and ingest data from all corners of the Web.
  • Lockheed Martin’s partnership with FSU will provide internships, mentoring and lecturers for both the NSI program and the university as a whole.