Full course description
Through the application of assigned reading(s) and presented material in each module, the learner will begin to understand the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) structure, roles of component entities, and respective component responsibilities. These course modules discuss and evaluate the following:
● Foundation of U.S. Intelligence Community Organizations (Agencies, Bureau, Depts., etc.,) since the U.S.A.’s inception.
● Applicable legislation and policies governing the supposed mission and operational parameters of the US Intelligence Community.
● Lessons learned from major disruptive events in modern U.S. History (9/11, NSA Whistleblower, etc.) discuss why the U.S. needs effective Intel, especially in the prevention of further terrorist acts.
● User rights and safety precautions with Data & Privacy
● The U.S. IC’s future: the imperative urgency of keeping up with competition from cartels, foreign Intel/governments/militaries and their proxies, nefarious organizations, corporate actions that put the public at risk, etc.
Course Learning Outcomes
● Identify the 17 IC Agencies and their individual missions
● Extract significant intelligence milestones from historical events
● Understand legislative measures safeguarding the collection and dissemination of intelligence
● Transform an individual’s ability to protect their online footprint through the understanding of privacy rights and data collection techniques
● Untangle the U.S. Intelligence failure of September 11, 2001
● Identify future challenges to the IC