The Intelligence Education Framework for the 21st Century
“This paper addresses the concept of establishing a community-wide intelligence education framework that meets the needs of intelligence
professionals at all levels of federal, state, and local government.
In its current form, Intelligence Education and Training (IET) is composed of many schools and programs that cover the intelligence cycle. However, IET lacks a converged approach with standards by which intelligence education is available in a consistent form, focused on producing intelligence professionals in all areas.
As an example, the U.S. Military currently has many education and training vehicles for each branch of the service as well as Joint Professional Military Education (JPME), which culminates in the National Defense University (NDU). JPME allows for collaboration across the services as well as with allies, thus broadening our understanding of issues across the globe. In addition, the military maintains training and education standards commensurate with rank and responsibility, thus preparing its leadership for assignments in all phases of one’s career.
For many years, and probably since its inception, the Intelligence Community (IC) has taken an agency-specific approach to education, training, and development. Generally more focused on training than education, the IC has created a fractured approach to IET.”