Intel officers get graduate program on emerging threats

The Defense Intelligence Agency has established a new graduate program to help intelligence officers develop expertise on the growing range of emerging threats to national security, the Defense Department said.

The program was established to assist intelligence officers in understanding the scope and intensity of technology-related threats, DOD said.

Students enrolled in the new program will get hands-on experience in advanced analytical techniques, systems theory, and science and technology threat architectures, the department said.

As part of their requirements, students will develop theoretical and analytical frameworks for understanding adversarial threats associated with changing science and technology-related geopolitical and strategic intelligence issues influencing national security, DOD said.

The new program is designed to fill a void that exists in the education of science and technology intelligence officers, who often cannot get such training in a nonfederal education environment because the classified nature of the subject matter prevents it from being taught in such a setting, the department said.

The one-year, full-time graduate program at the National Intelligence University will culminate in a master of science and technology intelligence degree, DOD said.

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