The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Analytic Simulation Team at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) celebrates its Sept. 19 win in the 2014 CIA Analytic Simulation, a day-long competition against fellow Atlanta University Consortium (AUC) schools Morehouse College and Spelman College. The exercise was originally conceived by the CIA to offer prospective analysts a sense of what duties at the agency entail. During the simulations, college students engage in role-play throughout which hypothetical world crises unfold. Teams must quickly digest mock intelligence and, using their expertise and judgment to make decisions, prepare briefings for CIA analysts who role-play as U.S. Government policy makers. CAU's winning team members this year included students from CAU's schools of Business and Arts and Sciences.
Pictured are (left to right): CAU President Carlton E. Brown; Abril Brown, marketing; team advisor Charles Richardson, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing; Tateira Surles, political science; Ashley Wilson, marketing; and Jameel Pierre, marketing. (Not pictured: Tytiana Reeves-Payne.)