By Ph.D. Rob Johnston
Identifies and describes stipulations and variables that negatively impact intelligence research. Investigates analytic tradition, technique, mistakes, and failure in the Intelligence group. makes use of an utilized anthropological technique that comes with interviews, direct and player commentary, and concentration teams. features a bibliography.
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The problem is that we talk past each other all the time. When I got hired, I had an advanced degree. People assumed that, if I had a Masters, I could just figure out what I was supposed to do. The focus of training within the community varies widely and is shaped by the mission of the agency, such as technical, tactical, and operational. Many spend a considerable amount of time teaching new analysts how to prepare briefings, write papers, and perform administrative functions unique to their agency.
Along with time constraints and the analytic production cycle, the private and public focus on operations has had an effect on intelligence analysts and analytic methodology. The principal effect is the spread of the concept of “tradecraft” within the analytic community. Community members quite often used the word “tradecraft” to describe intelligence analysis during the interviews, observations, training programs, workshops, and actual analytic tasks that I performed for this study. Analysts, managers, instructors, and academic researchers employed the word “tradecraft” as a catchall for the often-idiosyncratic methods and techniques required to perform analysis.
I’m always looking for anything strange or out of place. Then, I source it to see if it is meaningful. The current data ought to fit a certain pattern. If it doesn’t, I know something is wrong. First, I print the daily traffic I’m concerned with; then I lay out all of the relevant stuff in front of me on my desk or the floor; then I start looking for threads. 9 The literature on this subject is extensive. For a representative list, see the appendix. 18 FINDINGS I’m looking for links and patterns.
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