State Dept posts intel analysis training sources sought

On May 26, the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Threats and Investigative Analysis, Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) posted a sources sought notice for advanced intelligence analysis training. Responses are due by 3:00 p.m. Eastern on June 5.

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides security information to approximately 15,000 users from 4,600 constituent organizations of the U.S. private sector employed in businesses, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and faith-based organizations. OSAC is a public/private partnership co-chaired by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and a rotating member of the U.S. private sector; currently this position is held by Cargill. A 34-member Council with membership reflective of OSAC’s constituency dictates OSAC’s strategic plan every two years.

Since 2008, OSAC has provided introductory training on analytic methodologies to over 500 security analysts working for constituent organizations. With strong demand for Advanced Intelligence Analysis Training, OSAC is now exploring further training offerings for constituents.

OSAC wishes to establish a contract for advanced intelligence analysis training, using foundational and industry-accepted analytic methodologies, and adapted to advance writing and communication within corporate, non-government, academia, and faith-based organizations. This training course shall address the applications of analysis and the role of intelligence analysis in organizational security programs.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM