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Curriculum: Intelligence Analysis and Source Development Seminar :

DAY ONE - (Morning Session)

Introduction:
  • The Differences between Criminal Investigation and Intelligence
  • Why Intelligence?
  • Intelligence versus Data
  • There is no magic
  • Getting it wrong
The Intelligence Process:
  • Why Intelligence
  • The difference between Intelligence and criminal investigations
  • Connecting the dots
  • Open Source Investigation
  • Building Subject Matter Expertise
  • Islamist Penetration of the U.S.
  • Class exercise
  • The Intelligence Cycle
  • Intelligence serves the customer
  • Products - the end result
  • Product examples
  • Types of Intelligence
  • Strategic/Operational requirements
DAY ONE - (Afternoon Session)
Collection:
  • Categories of Intelligence sources
  • Types of sources
  • Target Intelligence - what are you looking for?
  • Liaison
  • Establishing a game plan
  • Human Sources
  • Imagery Sources
  • Signals Sources
  • Measurement & Signatures Sources
  • Processing Collected Information:
    • Source relevancy
    • Three aspects of information
    • Source description for reports
DAY TWO - (Morning Session)
Analysis:
  • Definition
  • Purpose of Analysis
  • Four F's Minus One
  • Analytic Approaches
  • Mindset and Misperception
  • Reasoning and Analysis
  • Induction
  • Deduction
  • Abduction
Practical Exercise:
  • Developing a target profile
  • Mock Customs briefing
  • Open Source research
  • Source Report
DAY TWO - (Afternoon Session)
Production:
  • Product forms
  • Feedback
Defensive Measures:
  • OPSEC
  • INFOSEC/Bad Characters
  • Walk-ins
  • Human Source Development (HUMINT)

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