2015 Global Intelligence Forum
The Dungarvan Conference
July 12th - 16th, 2015

A Wicked Problem Approach to Intelligence Challenges Panel

The global intelligence landscape is undergoing multiple fundamental shifts simultaneously.  To name but a few: new forms of “actors” and “combatants” across all parts of the global stage; technologies that now allow previously unimaginable widespread and immediate connections among individuals and entities; “movements” that can spread across national borders in a short timeframe; new forms of alliances and partnerships among widely different entities (such as political parties, countries, NGOs, activist local groups, etc.).  Many intelligence leaders have recommended that new approaches to intelligence must be developed to detect and monitor the intelligence landscape but especially in “analysis and assessment”. The intent of this session is to demonstrate the applicability of a wicked problem orientation to the analysis of intelligence challenges

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News & Announcements

ERIE, Pa. -- National security and law enforcement agencies gather intelligence to combat threats. The business and finance industries use intelligence to compete. It's time for higher education to do the same, one Mercyhurst University professor said. Read More »
Posted on July 14th, 2015, 9:08 AM
For several months, Islamic State militants have been using instant messaging apps which encrypt or destroy conversations immediately. This has inhibit U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies from identifying and monitoring suspected terrorists, even when a court order is granted, because messaging companies and app developers say they are unable to unlock the coded conversations and/or do not have a record of the conversations. “We’re past going dark in certain instances,” said Michael B. Steinbach, the FBI’s top counterterrorism official. “We are dark.” Read More »
Posted on June 11th, 2015, 8:29 AM