The Homeland Security Policy Institute released an issue brief highlighting the value of applying analytic tradecraft techniques more widely throughout the homeland security community. Author and HSPI Senior Fellow Jon Nowick maintains: “The homeland security community in the next few years is likely to face evolving threats, shrinking resources, and low public tolerance for failure. Its members must tap every opportunity to use resources smartly, stay ahead of the adversary, and maintain the public trust. Broadening use of analytic tradecraft techniques is no cure-all. But it is a savvy and cost-effective way to continue keeping our homeland secure.”

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Jon Nowick is an HSPI Senior Fellow and employee of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He instructs intelligence analysts in counterterrorism and collaboration, including the value of using structured analytic techniques. from 2003-2005, he led the DHS Analytic Red Cell that applied these methods to produce more than 40 reports on homeland threats and mitigation strategies for federal, state and local, and private sector consumers.