INT 550 Advanced Open Source Intelligence

This course is an advanced open source intelligence research course. The student will demonstrate the ability to use advanced OSINT research methods, including but not limited to grey literature, elicitation, foreign language documents, and satellite imagery to develop and produce a research paper based on a current United States National Security issue.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Evaluate various open sources
of information and use elicitation techniques to gather information. 

Evaluate contemporary and emergent threats, challenges, and issues using open sources. 

Evaluate intelligence issues or challenges using open sources to apply all source intelligence analysis.

Demonstrate strategic leadership competencies and the ability to explain application of open sources in intelligence analysis.

Identify issues with current security practices and make effective written recommendations for improvements. 

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