ABSTRACT

Curing Analytic Pathologies: Pathways to Improved Intelligence Analysis   [open pdf - 2MB]

This report makes six observations, six conclusions, and six recommendations regarding the intelligence community and intelligence analysis. The "conceptual foundation" for the report is that the recent and serious analytic failures "stem from dysfunctional behaviors and practices within the individual agencies and are not likely to be remedied either by structural changes in the organization of the community as a whole or by increased authorities for centralized community managers. […] Curing the flaws in intelligence analysis will require a sustained emphasis on rebuilding analytic capabilities, refocusing on human cognitive strengths enhanced by innovative support tools, and restoring professional standards and ethos among the analysts themselves."

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2005-12
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org
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