Cathy Tinsley Presents National Intelligence Research

March 31, 2011 Cathy Tinsley

 CatherineTinsley, associate professor of management at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, served on an elite committe that evaluated, and made recommendation to the Office of the Department of National Intelligence on how to improve intelligence analysis for national security.  They presented their findings and recommendations publicly on March 28, 2011.

The full report is in two parts:  Intelligence Analysis for the Future, which houses the seven recommendations and Intelligence Analysis: Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations, which provides the research justifications for said recommendations.  Tinsley focused  on social categorization processes and intergroup dynamics and explored the ways in which the intelligence community can enhance its interconnected communications to mitigate risks that exist between jurisdictions.

The report was produced in response to a request from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for up-to-date scientific guidance so that the intelligence community might improve individual and group judgments, communication between analysts, and analytic procedures. It was commissioned by the National Academies.