The Eagles Operations Center, housed in the Glen A. Doherty Center for Security and Intelligence, building B17 , is a “situation room” setup where students come to run simulated conflict scenarios. As part of class exercises, students conduct practical emergency response drills using a software simulation program developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Entry is access-controlled to the center, which is equipped with 12 computers, eight video screens, overhead projectors, and a command table and has access to both domestic and foreign news feeds. Clocks along the back wall show times in various cities around the world and flat screens sit above the command table, ready to display the latest simulated intel.
A large touch table, essentially a 3x2-foot tablet on a stand, is available for use during war game simulations. When a simulation is not under way, the center acts as a meeting space where students can stay up-to-date on world events from news broadcasts on the flat screens.
The intelligence publication Eagle Eye also uses this space as a home base, producing analysis of world news events by Embry-Riddle students and distributed to intelligence agencies that sign up to receive it. Students who produce this newsletter conduct research in the center using both the foreign and domestic news channels and Internet feeds available. They also have team meetings to discuss how their analysis of current events or areas are related to U.S. policy or activities.