Hallanges in the Intelligence Cycle from Collection to Dissemination within the US Intelligence Community
Use my proposal and follow my outlined for the paper:
I) There are fundamental steps or stages in the intelligence cycle that must come together in order to successfully utilize intelligence and produce results. All steps are indispensable, from identifying an intelligence problem to exploitation and dissemination, but in order to make all this possible, you must collect the intelligence first. The terrorists attacks in 9/11 brought to light the challenges of sharing effectively intelligence within the community, or moving from an early stage in the intelligence cycle which is collection, into the next stage. It was clear the amount of raw intelligence held at NSA or the great HUMINT intelligence gathered by the FBI prior to the attack was useless because it failed to prevent what was coming. As we improve intelligence collection to levels impossible just a decade ago, we have to learn our lesson and make sure we improve or create the framework for sharing and dissemination.
II) This is a very important topic because we can fall into the trap presented by tunnel vision. The intelligence community by nature is compartmentalize thus fostering the environment for closeness instead of openness among all important segments that most come together. Being overzealous by clinging to ownership is counterproductive and can lead to failure despite all the efforts and success on collection.
III) Identify the obstacles put in place by the system or circumstances that lead to unproductive collection of intelligence and what has been done to correct it?(i.e. DNI initiative). Can we do more while ensuring security is not compromise?
IV) The outline will be as follow:
1) Introduction that leads to research question.
2) Present the Policies and Issues that will drive the research paper
4) Identify indispensable variables (Independent and dependent)
5) Enumerate stakeholders including their role i.e. CIA and President of US
6) Solutions and impacts