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Devil in the Details: Effectively Researching and Interpreting Data for Defense and Security Professionals


Devil in the Details: Effectively Researching and Interpreting Data for Defense and Security Professionals

Description: 

Today’s security and defense professionals must make informed judgments in high-pressure and time-sensitive environments. Making the right call requires sharp skills in data analysis and interpretation.

“Devil in the Details: Effectively Researching and Interpreting Data for Defense and Security Professionals” includes two workshops focusing on data collection techniques and source assessment, and delves into the nuances of data visualization and trend analysis. These interactive workshops are designed to improve participants’ abilities to effectively select and interpret key data elements for consistent analytical performance.

 

 

Training Objectives: 

After completing the workshops, participants will be able to use the Five-Step Structured Analysis Method, make informed judgments under extremely tight deadlines, and effectively present complicated data visually.

Intended Audience: 

Security and Defense Professionals from DHS (INA), DoS, DoD (CIA, NSA, Defense Intelligence Agency), FBI, Military Intelligence; Fusion Center Analysts; Defense Contractors working in intelligence.

Duration/Time Requirement: 
Two 4-hour Workshops
Delivery Format: 
In Person
Contact Info: 

Organizations interested in hosting a “Devil in the Details” workshop should contact Liberty Day at lday2@start.umd.edu or 301-314-1874.

Training and Research Team: