National Security Consulting for the U.S. Intel Community
Knox Defense Group provides advisory and consulting services to the U.S. intelligence agency apparatus. The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC) and is the principal advisor to the President of the United States, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council (HSC) for intelligence matters related to national security. Also, the Director oversees and directs the implementation of the National Intelligence Program. The President appoints the DNI and the Principal Deputy Director with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The intelligence cycle drives the day-to-day activities of the Intelligence Community. In the cycle, the consumer of intelligence sets forth a need for information that is relayed to the requirements prioritization committees of the Intelligence Community who then lay the validated requirements on the respective intelligence collection agencies. The collected intelligence information is processed, analyzed, and reported simultaneously to the customer and to the Community’s all-source analyst who combines it with other intelligence and open-source information to produce a finished intelligence report or assessment of the data.
Knox Defense Group is a trusted partner, working in collaboration with organizations throughout various stages of the following six-step intelligence lifecycle:
Planning: Policymakers - including the President of the United States, presidential advisors, the National Security Council, and other major departments and agencies—determine what issues need to be addressed and set intelligence priorities. The IC’s issue coordinators interact with these officials to identify core concerns and information requirements.
Collection: The IC uses many methods to collect information, including face-to-face meetings with human sources, technical and physical surveillance, satellite surveillance, interviews, searches, and liaison relationships. Information can be gathered through open, covert, and electronic means. All collection methods must be lawful and are subject to oversight by Congress and others.
Processing: The collection stage of the intelligence cycle can yield large amounts of data that require organization and refinement. Substantial resources are devoted to synthesizing this data into a form that intelligence analysts can use.
Analysis: Analysts examine and evaluate all the information collected, add context as needed, and integrate it into complete products.
Dissemination: Finished intelligence is delivered to policymakers, military leaders, and other senior government leaders who then make decisions based on the information.
Evaluation: Although this is listed as a discrete step in the intelligence cycle, evaluation of products and approaches to producing them is ongoing throughout the cycle.
Knox Defense Group stands ready to assist organizations in implementing a wide range of proven advisory services and solutions for today’s large, growing, and incredibly complex U.S. intelligence landscape.
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