The process of taking raw data and obtaining from it intelligence that can be acted upon involves careful analysis and is an integral part of intelligence work. Students will learn various techniques for analyzing raw intelligence, evaluating source credibility, distinguishing “signal” from “noise,” and testing hypotheses.
College level course in critical thinking or one of the following:
Define the Four Categories of Analytic Methods. Demonstrate the ability to refine information into an intelligence product. Define the sources of the information used for intelligence analysis and evaluate the credibility and reliability of a source of information.
Describe the factors that define business intelligence, competitive intelligence, criminal intelligence, military intelligence, and national intelligence. Define and discuss the intelligence cycle and the intelligence analysis process.
Integrate and identify several analytical techniques to decompose and visualize the analytical problem.
Demonstrate and discuss the elements of various intelligence products.
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