INT 502 Vetting

The word vetting is a technical term used in agent authentication. The vetting process is one of testing and examining agents to determine the degree of their reliability and truthfulness in reporting information. It is designed to weed out fabricators and double agents. The vetting process takes into consideration the possible willful dishonesty of agents/sources and their limitations in remembering and reporting information accurately.  This course teaches how vetting is conducted, and how the reliability of a source is established, quantified, reported, and verified.

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

Employ research proficiency in developing a HUMINT source profile.

Evaluate the vetting process and develop strategies that mitigate and manage risk.

Comprehend to mitigate the risks associated with engaging with spies/sources. 

Define the complexities of the analytical process and understand the need for greater collaboration between the analyst and the collector. 

Communicate understanding and application of specific vetting concepts and methods by developing a Source Vetting Plan.

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