Behavioral and Social Science Research to
Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security Workshop
May 15, 2009
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
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The National Research Council held a public workshop to explore current training and practices of intelligence analysts, with a consideration of current scientific evidence that might improve those practices. Distinguished speakers included Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, and Dr. David Mandel, Defence Scientist, Defense Research and Development Canada.
Audio from Workshop Presentations
Welcome and Committee Introduction (23:19 minutes, 21.3 MB)
Dr. Baruch Fischhoff (IOM), Committee Chair
University and Intelligence Community Curricula
University Analytic Training (21:36 minutes, 19.7 MB)
Professor Stephen Marrin, Mercyhurst College
Developing Terrorism Analysts (21:34 minutes, 19.7 MB)
Dr. Donald Hanle, National Defense Intelligence College
Applied Behavioral Sciences in Support of Intelligence Analysis (33:43 minutes, 37.7 MB)
Dr. David Mandel, Defence Scientist, Defence Research and Development Canada
The Value of Intelligence Analysis (51:54 minutes, 47.5 MB)
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush
Medical Decision Making
Evidence-Based Health Care (44:09 minutes, 40.4 MB)
Dr. Kay Dickersin (IOM), US Cochrane Center
Quality Improvement Programs In Medicine (40:08 minutes, 36.7 MB)
Dr. Mark Chassin (IOM), The Joint Commission