Lockheed Martin Coursework Will Receive College Credit from American Military University
KINGSTOWNE, Va., 10/14/2010 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that coursework offered through its Center for Security Analysis has been evaluated and recommended for college credit by American Military University (AMU), a leading online education provider to the armed forces and member institution of the American Public University System.
"The opportunity to receive intense, focused, intelligence analysis training and receive college credit at the same time is invaluable for members of our nation's Intelligence Community," said Bob Kramer, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense's vice president for Operational Systems & Services. "Lockheed Martin is proud to offer coursework that meets the high standards of American Military University."
"We are pleased to work with a leading global organization like Lockheed Martin to support the specialized professional development needs of those working to enhance America's global intelligence expertise," said Dr. Gwendolyn M. Hall (Lt Col, USAF, retired), dean, school of security and global studies, for AMU.
Lockheed Martin recently submitted two 45-hour courses to AMU for evaluation: Critical Thinking and Asymmetric Threat Operations. The coursework went through a rigorous 60-day evaluation by AMU and was recommended for academic credit last month. Any attendee taking either of the courses can receive three credit hours for each towards an undergraduate degree from AMU, with the credits for Asymmetric Threat Operations applicable to major course requirements for the BA in Intelligence Studies, BA in Security Management and BA in Homeland Security.
Lockheed Martin's Center for Security Analysis offers intelligence analysis training to the Department of Defense, law enforcement community and U.S. citizens employed by federal or state governments, and U.S. corporations or organizations engaged in intelligence and security. The courses were opened to a wider audience in 2008 to meet the growing demand for individually-focused expert training on analysis and data mining tools. For more information on the Lockheed Martin Center for Security Analysis visit http://www.lockheedmartin.com/products/intelligence-analysis-training/index.html.
Founded in 1991 to provide relevant and affordable education to the U.S. military, AMU today serves a variety of students specializing in homeland security, national security, intelligence, and emergency and disaster management. For further information, visit www.amu.apus.edu.
About American Public University System
American Public University System, winner of the Sloan Consortium's 2009 Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and two-time recipient of Sloan's Effective Practices Award, offers 79 online degree programs through its American Public University and American Military University institutions. APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility help more than 70,000 working adults worldwide pursue degrees in subjects ranging from homeland security to management and liberal arts. For further information, visit www.apus.edu.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.5 billion.