Evaluating intelligence is a difficult task. This webinar will examine why it is so difficult, suggests a new model for thinking about the process of evaluating intelligence and reveal the result of a recent case study involving the evaluating of intelligence.
About Your Presenter
Kristan J. Wheaton (Kris) is an assistant professor of intelligence studies at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania.
He is a retired Foreign Area Officer with the US Army who specializes in national security matters. He has served as a defense and legal attaché to various US embassies and missions in Europe. He has also served in various intelligence or intelligence related billets including the S-2 to the 559th Artillery Group in Vicenza, Italy, Attaché to the Office of the Legal Counselor in The Hague; and Chief of European Analysis at the Directorate of Intelligence, EUCOM, in Stuttgart.
He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina, an MA (Russian and East European Studies) from Florida State University and a BBA (Accounting) from the University of Notre Dame.
Kris is also the author of The Warning Solution: Intelligent Analysis in the Age of Information Overload and co-author of Structured Analysis of Competing Hypotheses: Theory and Application. His current research interests include the use of Web 2.0 tools in intelligence analysis and he was the supervising instructor in studies covering topics ranging from Islamic fundamentalist use of Second Life and YouTube to the impact of chronic and infectious diseases on US national security interests.
He is the recipient of the CIA Seal Medallion and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award and is a member of the South Carolina Bar.