The Buzz Word Intelligence

The term "intelligence" has become a common buzz word among private investigators. The American society has become obsessed with the term "intelligence." Much of this obsession is a result of the terrible events of 9/11. The media following 9/11 became obsessed with the U.S. Intelligence Community, and in many cases this obsession still exist. As a result, there has been a considerable misconception of what is and is not true intelligence.
The term "intelligence" has become a common buzz word among private investigators. The American society has become obsessed with the term "intelligence." Much of this obsession is a result of the terrible events of 9/11. The media following 9/11 became obsessed with the U.S. Intelligence Community, and in many cases this obsession still exist. As a result, there has been a considerable misconception of what is and is not true intelligence. The general misconception is that intelligence is simply information. This misconception has been repeated and repeated by the media, general public, and private investigation services.

In reality, basic information is not intelligence. Basic information, or raw information, must undergo an analysis process before the information can be consider intelligence. Raw information can be false, pitted with deception, or misinterpreted. A proper analysis process can place emerging raw information into a proper context. Determine the historical bases of the information. The probability of the information being false or a deceptive practice. The impact of the information on prior judgements made during analysis. Thus, the analysis process allows a decision maker to fully understand the reliability and impact of emerging information.

Pennington & Associates utilizes
Structured Analysis methods to process information. This is the only available method to fully harness information for decision making. The use of Structured Analysis methods allows abstract information to be merged into an overall image. Critical information gaps are uncovered allowing further information collection to be completed efficiently. Based on the information and the application of Structured Analysis methods, what is and is not known can be determined. Thus, information can be fully exploited and utilized by the decision maker.
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