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Intelligence Integration In Global/homeland Security

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This course allows students to explore the collaboration of intelligence and law enforcement communities (Intelligence-led policing) for human welfare and safety in global and homeland environments. Students will review the development and implementation of counterterrorism initiatives based on terrorism intelligence. Students will also examine recommendations of the Global Intelligence Working Group (GIWG) and evaluate operational expectations of law enforcement and federal intelligence analysts, law enforcement administrators, and first responding officers responsible for global and homeland security. Students will also explore the importance of keeping local law enforcement intelligence and national security intelligence separate, but recognize methods for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to share and dispense intelligence.



This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Understanding Intelligence Community Collaboration

    • Analyze the components, roles, and responsibilities of intelligence community organizations.
    • Describe the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004.
    • Analyze provisions of of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act.
    • Identify the organizations and agencies that comprise the intelligence community.

    Operational Expectations of Law Enforcement and Intelligence Personnel in the Global and Homeland Security Environment

    • Analyze national, state, and local responses to homeland terrorism threats and incidents.
    • Analyze national proactive and reactive responses to global terrorism threats and incidents.
    • Identify federal, state, local, and tribal partners in homeland security.
    • Explain the purpose of the National Response Framework and the National Incident Management System.

    Legal Issues in Interagency Intelligence Sharing

    • Analyze the relationship between intelligence agencies and law enforcement.
    • Analyze the provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that cover interagency information sharing.
    • Explain intelligence dissemination methods and protocol between intelligence agencies and law enforcement.

    Emerging Threats to Homeland Security

    • Describe cyberterrorism.
    • Analyze cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities in the U.S. national IT architecture.
    • Describe legal issues facing intelligence agencies and law enforcement when countering cyberthreats.
    • Assess future threats to US national security using critical IT infrastructure.

    National Strategic Counterterrorism Objectives and Initiatives

    • Analyze the functions of national strategic counterterrorism organizations.
    • Identify national strategic counterterrorism organizations.
    • Describe national strategic counterterrorism objectives.
    • Explain pertinent counterterrorism executive orders and Homeland Security Presidential Directives.

    Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council and the Global Intelligence Working Group

    • Analyze CICC and GIWG objectives and functions.
    • Describe the operational relationship between the CICC and the GIWG.
    • Explain the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan.
    • Evaluate the CICC and GIWG’s Global Advisory Committee recommendations.
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