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Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security Workshop

 

May 15, 2009

 

National Academy of Sciences Building
Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20037

 

Click here to view the Workshop Agenda.

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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

Canadian Perspectives
Applied Behavioral Sciences in Support of Intelligence Analysis (33:43 minutes, 37.7 MB)
Dr. David Mandel, Defence Scientist, Defence Research and Development Canada

Keynote Speaker
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


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