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JMU Engages Declassified Documents

It was just all the stars coming into alignment, with the CIA releasing the documents and being interested in having scholars take a look at them,” said Walton. “It’s just a match made in heaven for the engaged university.

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PHOTO:JMU StudentsIntelligence Analysis Seniors Take a Crack at Improving U.S. Banking

April 15, 2015

Devising strategies to increase the competitiveness of U.S. banks is kind of a big task, and four seniors in JMU's intelligence analysis program are getting a taste of just how complex that task is as they work on their capstone project.

PHOTO: Dr. WaltonFormer CIA Agent Turns to Classroom

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Walton brought his expertise to JMU, where he now wants to teach his students to be good problem-solvers. ”My job is to educate students on what the job is really like. Make sure they understand what the chances of them getting a job are,” he said.

PHOTO: ISAT alums at SBPIA Professor Collaborates with IBM

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Within the Intelligence Analysis (IA) program, faculty recognize that the best way to prepare students for the future is to simply teach with the type of software they will be using in their careers.

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Dr. Tim Walton - Voices of Scholarship Series

October 29, 2014

Dr. Tim Walton traces how his career brought him to JMU, beginning with his time spent in the Navy to his career with the CIA after he completed his graduate studies. His research centers on the history of intelligence, and how to improve the intelligence analysis process through lessons learned from past intelligence operations.