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HSEP 640* – Intelligence

January 11, 2023

This is a Special Topics in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness course. The Fall 2019 course title is Intelligence. It begins with a brief examination of the history and evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community, focusing on individual agencies, their missions and jurisdictions, and their relations with the entire U.S. national security community.

Then, students will explore the “intelligence process” to understand its requirements, collection, processing, exploitation, analysis and dissemination. After examining how intelligence is used in national policy and decision-making, students will address contemporary issues associated with the intelligence community, such as counterintelligence, counterespionage and covert action. Lastly, the course questions the politicization of intelligence, leaks and whistleblowing.

* Please note HSEP 640 may be repeated with different topics.

Faculty: Maureen Moslow-Benway