This course covers basic intelligence writing and briefing principles, as well as methods to facilitate increased intelligence sharing. Topics include creative/critical thinking and critical reading skills, source evaluation, privacy and civil rights, intelligence product writing structure and style, and creating and presenting intelligence briefings. An instructor and peer feedback process is applied to the reports and briefings produced in class.
This course was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, under the National Training and Education Division.
- Foundational skills. Learn about creative thinking, critical thinking, and critical reading.
- Information sources. Identify sources of intelligence information and evaluate sources for validity and reliability.
- Analytical reports. Develop a structured and actionable analytical report based on a dataset given in class.
- Briefings. Construct and deliver an intelligence briefing based on a dataset given in class.