INT 700 The Strategic Intelligence Process and Policy

This course prepares the student to manage and coordinate large-scale intelligence collection and analysis operations involving a variety of intelligence types. The student will prepare a model collection plan and analysis procedure, and specify the design to communicate the findings of the operation for three different kinds of client. The student will demonstrate the ability to exploit conflicting views among team members to disclose unstated assumptions on each side in order to arrive at consensus. Finally, the student will develop short- and long-term strategies to counter attempts by outside parties to politicize the intelligence collection and analysis process.

This course is offered in the following degree programs:

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Differentiate, through research, the roles and missions of intelligence community elements while gaining understanding of how intelligence supports national policy initiatives.

Explain the intelligence process, intelligence collection management, and challenges associated with strategic warning.

Analyze foreign intelligence disciplines, counterintelligence, open source intelligence, cyber intelligence, and financial intelligence; synthesize knowledge in written artifacts.

Evaluate and describe how strategic security leaders address the topics of strategic surprise, deception, and bias.

Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills that strengthen the way intelligence organizations address emerging transnational threats.

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