The Intelligence Environment
This course examines intelligence structures and policies and explores the role and use of information and intelligence in the 21st Century, in support of individual citizens, national defense and corporate America. It will introduce the major actors in the U.S. intelligence community and frame U.S. intelligence policies in terms of overall U.S. foreign policy objectives in the current globalized international arena. The course discusses the history and evolution of U.S. intelligence policies, capabilities and information requirements as well as the legal and constitutional foundations of those policies. The course will examine and apply methods and techniques of the information user and intelligence practitioner. The course will also provide experience in applying principles and techniques learned in the context of a team-based intelligence-analysis simulation exercise.