INTEL-04. Intelligence Published Source Collection: Research, Part 1


INTEL-04 | Intelligence Published Source Collection: Research, Part 1

Course Dates: October 1-19, 2018

Cynthia Cheng Correia Knowledge inForm

How to I conduct effective research to answer Key Intelligence Questions, as well as support human intelligence & analysis?

What are effective tools & techniques that can support & enhance my efforts?

Although there are practices & tools in common, effective intelligence research involves distinct considerations, frameworks, techniques, strategy, and resources from general business research. This online course presents & examines these essential aspects to the Published Source Collection (aka literature research or secondary research) function of the Intelligence Process. In this (Part 1) course, we will discuss key techniques and resources, as well as trends in intelligence, content, and technology that affect intelligence research. Topics covered include: devising research strategies, research to support human intelligence gathering and intelligence analysis, traditional & non-traditional resources types & selection, Web monitoring tools, and more. This course includes an exercise & discussions involving intelligence research to support analysis.

Course Level:   Fundamental (Basic concepts for those new to the topic or application)

Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to support the fundamental research aspects of the Published Source Collection function in a variety of project contexts. When given an array of intelligence research questions, issues, and problems, participants will be able to fulfill fundamental research needs and outline possible solutions. Specifically, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose, function, and types of Published Source Collection.
  2. Apply fundamental intelligence research techniques, strategies, practices, resources, and tools to generate more effective and efficient results.
  3. Align research efforts with human intelligence collection and analysis activities.
  4. Develop & employ a balanced approach to sourcing, researching, and monitoring.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work with and within an intelligence project team as an effective researcher.

Participants will develop skills and abilities according to professional competencies outlined by Knowledge inForm.

Course Dates

October 1-19, 2018

Details below:

  • Lecture 1: October 1 | 1 – 2 pm ET
  • Lecture 2: October 3 | 1 – 2 pm ET
  • Live Discussion 1: October 5 | 1 – 2 pm ET
  • Open Period for Readings & Forum Discussion: October 8-11
  • Live Discussion 2: October 19 | 1 – 2 pm ET

Lectures and live discussions are conducted as virtual meetings using GoToWebinar.  Review the Attendee Quick Reference Guide for more information.  Please check with your IT department to see if you have authorization to access GoToWebinar.

All online sessions are recorded for additional access during the course.


Member Price: $495*

Non-Member Price: $715*

* A late fee of $50 will be added to your invoice if you register at or after midnight (12:00 a.m. ET) on the first day of the course. Late registration does not guarantee live access to the first course session.

**SLA and the instructors reserve the right to cancel the course if a minimum registration count is not met.

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