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Field Evaluation in the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Context: Workshop Summary
This workshop summary is based on the discussion at a workshop convened by the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences on September 22-23, 2009, and planned by the Committee on Field Evaluation of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences-Based Methods and Tools for Intelligence and Counterintelligence. The planning committee members identified presenters, organized the agenda, made presentations, and facilitated discussion, although they did not participate in the writing of this report. This summary reflects their diligent efforts, the excellent presentations by other experts at the workshop, and the insightful comments of the many workshop participants.
The workshop was sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The interest and support of Susan Brandon, chief for research, Behavioral Science Program DEO–Defense CI and HUMINT Center Defense Intelligence Agency, and Steven Rieber, research director, Office of Analytic Integrity and Standards, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, are much appreciated.
This summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential