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.
Prerequisite (or equivalent):
Research 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.
Integrate and identify several analytical techniques to decompose and visualize the analytical problem.
Distill and refine information for the strategic security decision maker.
Communicate refined and analyzed information in an intelligence product.
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