This course defines “Cover” as it is used in the arena of clandestine activity. It explores the different types of cover and their relative strengths and weaknesses. The course examines Cover for Action, Cover for Status, Official Cover, and Non-official Cover (including proprietary and front companies). The course will discuss use of aliases during operations, and problems that may be encountered with aliases. Students will examine the federal law and limits in protecting cover, as well as cover used in actual espionage cases.
Research and apply methods and procedures unique to the development and use of cover in clandestine operations.
Distinguish between various intelligence cover modalities in field operations.
Conceptualize and plan realistic operations using cover.
Understand and apply cover techniques in different hostile environments.
Employ accurate, brief, and clear English prose; demonstrate techniques for clear writing and constructive editing.
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