Note: New Instructor/Course Coordinator, Dr. Mark Lowenthal
The U.S. Intelligence Community is faced with new challenges. Dr. Mark Lowenthal, an internationally recognized expert on intelligence and author of Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, leads this 3-day top-down course providing an up-to-date understanding of the new and still changing structure and functions of the Intelligence Community and its components. The changing threats and challenges with which they must deal, as well as resources and processes used, are covered. The course addresses intelligence programs and provides insight into relations between intelligence producers and policy, military and other consumers, as well as useful information about the interaction between U.S. Intelligence and industry. Authoritative representatives from the IC provide presentations throughout this 3-day course. Students will receive an autographed copy of the most recent edition of Dr. Lowenthal's textbook, Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, as part of the course materials.
This course is offered to U.S. citizens only.
The course is held at the SECRET level of classification for U.S. citizens only to allow the instructor and guest speakers to brief and discuss information at that level. All printed course material provided to the students will be unclassified.
SHOULD ATTEND - INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT
course is suitable for industry managers, designers and producers
of security and intelligence systems and products, including
software and special purpose products. The up-to-date coverage
of the changing intelligence community is equally suitable
for intelligence professionals proficient in their own services
or specialties who have or expect to have responsibilities
involving other agencies and services, overview functions
or supervision of interfaces between various agency efforts.
Past attendance has been divided about equally between students
from the government and from industry.
OUTLINE: The U. S. Intelligence Community: Who Does What,
With What, For What?
Practice and Issues
Background of U.S. Intelligence
Definitions of Intelligence disciplines
Relationships between Intelligence and Policy
and Coordination of the Intelligence Community
Organization and Components of the U.S. Intelligence Community
The Role of the DCI
- DNI Staff and Centers
The National Intelligence Council
Intelligence Oversight and Management within the Executive
Civilian Intelligence Organizations
Military Intelligence Components
- NIP (National Intelligence Program)
MIP (Military Intelligence Program)
Central Intelligence Agency
Structure and Functions of the Changing CIA
Relationships between CIA and Other Components of
the Intelligence Community
Intelligence Collection, Analysis and Dissemination
CIA Support to Military Intelligence
CIA Support to the White House
Structure and Functions of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Support for OSD, JCS, and Operational Commands
Military Intelligence: Organization, Roles and Missions
Impact and Trends Resulting from Changing World Situation
and Operational Experiences
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
National Security Agency and Central Security Service
Role in the Community
SIGINT, Infosec, Information Operations
US Cryptologic System
Origins and Role in the Community
US Commercial Imagery
Bureau of Investigation
FBI Organization and Functions
Relationships with CIA and Other Components of the Intelligence
Intelligence and Role of Department of Energy
Community and the Congress
Functions of the Oversight Committees
Legislation Affecting the Intelligence Community
Relationship Between Intelligence Components and the Private
Research and Development
Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal
Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal is an internationally recognized expert on
intelligence and recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished
Service Medal, the Intelligence Community's highest award. From
2002-2005, Dr. Lowenthal served as the Assistant Director of Central
Intelligence for Analysis and Production and also as the Vice Chairman
for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council. Prior to these
duties, he served as Counselor to the Director of Central Intelligence.
Dr. Lowenthal was the staff director of the House Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence in the 104th Congress (1995-97), where he
directed the committee's study on the future of the Intelligence
Community, IC21: The Intelligence Community in the 21st Century. He has
also served in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and
Research (INR), as both an office director and as a Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State. He was also the Senior Specialist in U.S. Foreign
Policy at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Dr. Lowenthal has written extensively on intelligence and national security
issues, including five books and over 90 articles or studies. His most
recent book, Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy Sage/CQ Press,
5th ed., 2011), has become the standard college and graduate school textbook on the subject. He is an Adjunct Professor
at The Johns Hopkins University.
He is also the Executive Director of the International Association for
Intelligence Education, and a Chairman Emeritus of the Intelligence
Committee for AFCEA. He is the President and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy, LLC.
Other lecturers include authoritative representatives of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Central Intelligence Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; Department of Homeland Security; National Security Agency; Office of the Secretary of Defense; National Reconnaissance Office; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Department of Energy; U.S. Coast Guard; and others.