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



The Intelligence Windsprint

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Park Hotel, Dungarvan

This one-day course is designed for managers and operational professionals with little intelligence experience. It is interactive, hands-on training session designed to teach attendees how to turn their intuitive understanding of their market and the competition into actionable intelligence. From this session, attendees will come away with not only a better understanding of intelligence and what it means in a business context, but also with a product focused on their specific needs that will help make them and their company more productive and profitable.

COST: $1,000 USD per person




Intelligence Communication

Friday, July 15, 2011

Location to be determined

In this one-day course, students learn the basics of written communications with decision makers, whether through a simple document summary (DocSum), a lengthy, in-depth report (Long Form Analytic Report, or LFAR), or reports in between.

Instructors emphasize clarity, concision, Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF), and user-friendliness. This is a hands-on course. Students will research an open-source topic and then produce samples of each document for critiquing by the instructors.

This is adapted from a three-credit course taught at Mercyhurst College to its students in the Intelligence Studies program.

COST: $1,000 USD per person

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