Posts Tagged: intelligence

What does it take to be an intelligence analyst?

The intelligence community is getting a lot of attention these days. And with President Obama’s announcement of the Afghanistan draw-down timeline, the need for civilian intelligence experts will only increase. Breaking into the “business” can be tough – without prior military experience and a security clearance, it can be difficult to get your foot inRead… Read more »

Collective Intelligence 2012: April 19-20, 2012 in Cambridge, MA

The other day, this promising-looking conference popped up on my radar: Collective Intelligence 2012. From the site (emphasis mine): Overview Collective intelligence has existed at least as long as humans have, because families, armies, countries, and companies have all–at least sometimes–acted collectively in ways that seem intelligent. But in the last decade or so aRead… Read more »


Pär J. Larsson 846 F Ave Apt C Coronado, CA EDUCATION Master of Science in International Relations National Security Studies Troy State University 2003 (3.9 GPA) Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service International Economics Georgetown University 1996 (3.4 GPA) LANGUAGES Swedish – native speaker, 3/3 English – 2nd language, published writer often used as proofreaderRead… Read more »

Navy Diver/Operations Specialist seeking federal intelligence/law enforcement/defense work, overseas pref.

Military/private security professional seeking intelligence/law enforcement/defense contractor employment pref. overseas. 2 degrees, 4 languages, 6 Ironmans, 10+ years in the Navy. Résumé at Highlights: 2 degrees (Georgetown University BSFS Economics and a TSU Master’s in National Security Studies) 4 languages (Swedish, English, French, German) 6-time IRONMAN triathlete & CrossFit trainer 10+ years of spot-freeRead… Read more »

Geospatial Technology Opens the Door to Greater Efficiencies at DoD

This blog entry was originally posted on [acronym] Online, blog dedicated to those in the public sector working within 2D and 3D digital design. Visit [acronym] Online on GovLoop, too. When you think about geospatial technology, more often than not what comes to mind are maps, earth images, and so on. But, in fact, moreRead… Read more »

Data Safeguarding Self-Assessments Due in Less Than Two Days (and snow delays probably won’t cut it as an excuse)

Review teams consisting of counterintelligence, security and information-assurance experts at each of the relevant agencies have until January 28th to submit their self-assessments. A January 3rd Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo poses a number of questions the review teams should answer, including: Assess what your agency has done or plans to do toRead… Read more »

WikiLeaks and the Accused Leaker

Bradley Manning is the U.S. Army private who is accused of leaking information to the website Wikileaks. I have been sorting out my feelings on the Wikileaks controversy, torn between a desire for openness and freedom versus a desire for America’s Government to be able to operate securely and effectively. I have quickly begun toRead… Read more »

The Meaning of Wikileaks

Wikileaks does it again, publishing material that was meant to be classified and protected. People have called it treasonous and recommended legal action. Others have suggested a cloak-and-dagger approach to punish the guilty. President Obama has called for agencies to review their procedures for handling sensitive material. The general consensus among those in Government andRead… Read more »

Interesting business development article release.

Part 1 in the series, Business Development is to Marketing, comprised of excerpts on Ms. Quesinberry’s Suite101 column of her upcoming business development book due for release in 2011. Whether in the throes of an initial business plan or evaluating a success-driven international enterprise, BD (business development) is the mechanism deployed to secure or maintainRead… Read more »

Putting Virtual “Boots on the Ground” – Law Enforcement Gets Intelligence on Demand

The blog entry below contains excerpts from ‘Putting Virtual “Boots on the Ground” – Law Enforcement Gets Intelligence on Demand,’ originally written by Caron Beesley, editor of [acronym] Online. [acronym] Online is a blog dedicated to those in the public sector working within the 2D and 3D digital design, GIS, architecture and engineering disciplines. AsRead… Read more »