David R. Abruzzino

David Abruzzino is director of the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) at Fairmont State University, the laboratory and applied research component of the University’s National Security and Intelligence Program. David has had extensive service with the United States Intelligence Community, including assignments as an Intelligence Analyst with the Office of Naval Intelligence and Central Intelligence Agency, a Policy Advisor with Treasury’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and a Professional Staff Member with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI).  David received the Bachelor of Arts Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Hamilton College and has performed graduate work at the National Defense Intelligence College and the George Washington University.

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