Lockheed Martin is partnering with a Pennsylvania-based liberal arts college for a intelligence training and education program at one of the college’s campuses in Ireland.
The company’s security analysis center and Mercyhurst University will work to form partnerships with European institutions on educational ventures and establish a European base for an intelligence studies program, Mercyhurst said.
Lockheed will at first deliver the classes, including one in critical thinking and counterterrorism analysis, in Alexandria, Va. and then start the Dungarvan, Ireland-based program in February.
Mercyhurst opened the Dungarvan campus in March 2012.
“Intelligence is a global enterprise,“ said James Breckenridge, executive director of Mercyhurst’s institute for intelligence studies.
Breckenridge said the company and university want to find an audience for Lockheed’s training programs and Mercyhurst’s academic programs in the national security, law enforcement and business intelligence fields.
On July 11 and 12, Mercyhurst and Lockheed will host an intelligence training forum in Dungarvan exclusively for training leaders in the European Union.