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Author Treverton, Gregory F.

Title Assessing the tradecraft of intelligence analysis / Gregory F. Treverton, C. Bryan Gabbard.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 54 pages) : color illustrations.
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Series Technical report ; TR-293
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-293.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).
Contents Introduction -- The analytic community today -- Key themes for leveraging future R & D priorities -- Building the human capital for the future -- A vision of the analytic community tomorrow -- Recommended Actions.
Summary This report assesses the tradecraft of intelligence analysis across the main U.S. intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, and recommends improvements. The report makes a number of recommendations for improving analysis for a world of threats very different from that of the Cold War. It focuses on the two essentials of analysis-first, people; second, the tools they have available. The December 2004 intelligence reform legislation set in motion initiatives that move in the right direction. The creation of a Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis will provide a real hub for developing tradecraft and tools and for framing critical tradeoffs. The establishment of a National Intelligence University will provide a focal point for training in analysis. The creation of a National Counterterrorism Center will shift intelligence analysis toward problems or issues, not agencies or sources. The building of a Long Term Analysis Unit at the National Intelligence Council can lead away from the prevailing dominance of current intelligence. And the formation of an Open Source Center can create a seed bed for making more creative use of open-source materials. These specific initiatives are promising but they are just the beginnings. For all the language about the importance of intelligence analysis, data-sharing, fusion, and the like, the national and Intelligence Community leadership today devalues intelligence analysis. A fundamental change is also needed in attitudes and existing organizational cultures.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Language English.
Subject Intelligence service -- United States.
National security -- United States.
TRUE CRIME -- Espionage.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Intelligence.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Intelligence service. (OCoLC)fst00975848
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Gabbard, C. Bryan (Claybourne Bryan)
Other Form: Print version: Treverton, Gregory F. Assessing the tradecraft of intelligence analysis. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2008 9780833039583 083303958X (DLC) 2008004543 (OCoLC)191865556
ISBN 9780833046017 (electronic bk.)
0833046012 (electronic bk.)
9780833039583 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
083303958X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786611736705
Report No. RAND/TR-293
Standard No. AU@ 000048829890
AU@ 000051315998
DEBBG BV043122977
DEBBG BV044130443
DEBSZ 396183867
DEBSZ 422116858
GBVCP 1008651346
GBVCP 802614965
NZ1 14240415

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