Faculty Insights: Improving U.S. Intelligence Analysis
Professor Edward H. Kaplan has contributed to a new report that recommends practical ways the U.S. intelligence community can adopt research and methods from the behavioral and social sciences to strengthen its analyses, hiring and training, and collaborations.
"Intelligence Analysis for Tomorrow: Advances from the Behavioral and Social Sciences," published by the National Research Council, was undertaken at the request of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Kaplan, whose current research focuses on the application of operations research to problems in counterterrorism and homeland security, served on the committee that wrote the report and also authored the chapter "Operations Research and Intelligence Analysis" in a simultaneously released collection of papers that informed the report.
Read the report and the chapter.