Summer 2020

Deadline to Apply: 13 April*
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*Applicants interested after deadline: contact us about space
**Program minimum: 15 students

Career Resources


To keep up to date on the most current jobs in the Intelligence Community, Law Enforcement, Military, and Private Sector, regularly check agency job postings or sign up to receive their electronic alerts. The following links represent a partial list of opportunities for those seeking a career as an intelligence analyst.* As always, do your own research on any organization, company, or position that you are interested in before applying.


INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Department of Defense (DoD)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

National Security Agency (NSA)

National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)


LAW ENFORCEMENT

US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Fusion Centers (DHS)

International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)


CONTRACTORS

Advanced C4 Solutions

ALION

ALTAMIRA

BAE Systems

Ball Aerospace

Booz Allen Hamilton

CACI

Dynetics

GEO Owl

Leidos

Lockheed Martin

Northrop Grumman

OASIS

Radiance Technologies

SAIC

Sumaria


NON-SPECIFIC

Some may require existing clearance to register

Career.com

ClearanceJobs.com

ClearedJobs.net

GovernmentJobs.com

Indeed.com

IntelligenceCareers.com

USAJobs.com


* The above list is incomplete, and in no way reflects preferences of the IACT program. In addition, the IACT program does not guarantee job placement for jobs applied to through these links.

 

Security Clearance

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Students who successfully complete our IACT program with an overall GPA of 90% or higher, meet our overall attendance rate of 90% or higher, and maintain good standing with our code of conduct are also eligible to apply for a security clearance. The security clearance investigation is a lengthy process, currently averaging approximately 12-14 months. Students provide information that is submitted as part of a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). This 10-year background investigation is an examination of certain variables of an individual’s life to make a determination if the person is an acceptable security risk. The following areas are evaluated on a “whole person” basis: allegiance to the United States; foreign influence; foreign preferences; sexual behavior; personal conduct; financial considerations; alcohol consumption; drug involvement and substance misuse; psychological conditions; criminal conduct; handling protected information; outside activities; and use of information technology.

However, we will cancel the sponsorship of a security clearance for any student who does not meet the academic and attendance standards listed above or who withdraws or is dismissed from the program. We will also discontinue the background investigation process for any student who does not conduct themselves according to the standards of professionalism as outlined in this Student Catalog and requested by your program instructors in class. Student clearances are granted to facilitate research under an agreement with the Federal Government. Students who do not graduate are not eligible for this program.

Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC)

INTELLIGENCE FUNDAMENTALS PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (IFPC): The IACT program is pleased to incorporate the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence’s (USD(I))-conferred and -recognized IFPC exam and certification process into our IACT program for those students meeting certain standards. The IFPC program has established a common standard of the fundamental knowledge and skills expected of all who currently serve in and support, and those who hope to serve in and support, the DoD Intelligence Enterprise (DIE). The IFPC certification lasts for three years and can be listed on your resume. In order to qualify for this certification process, students in our IACT program must achieve an overall GPA of 90% or higher, meet our overall attendance rate of 90% or higher, and conform with our Code of Conduct.

 

Welcome to WSARC’s Intelligence Analysis Career Training Program!

The dedicated people who work within the US Intelligence Community, Military, and Law Enforcement are committed to strengthening our domestic and national security.  We are excited to help with your educational development to become part of this dynamic community!

IACT incorporates a hybrid instructional method that includes lectures, readings/journal entries, and practical exercises aimed at teaching critical thinking skills, structured analytic techniques, and writing and briefing in the intelligence style. Instruction includes utilization of experts in the field of intelligence analysis to provide more in-depth lessons on issues in various functional intelligence disciplines, such as:

  • terrorism, transnational organized crime, and other law enforcement specialties,
  • air force, air defense, missiles and space, and other NASIC-related specialties, and
  • regional and functional Intelligence Community areas, such as military analysis, WMD threats, and cyber analysis.

We also do site visits, professional development work, and bring in potential employers to describe what they do and what they are looking for in prospective hires. Our program finishes with a 4-week-long experiential learning program focusing on law enforcement analysis.

As part of the program, qualifying students are submitted for a Single-Scope Background Investigation.  This 10-year background investigation is an examination of certain variables of an individual’s life to make a determination if the person is an acceptable security risk.  The following areas are evaluated on a “whole person” basis: allegiance to the United States; foreign influence; foreign preferences; sexual behavior; personal conduct; financial considerations; alcohol consumption; drug involvement and substance misuse; psychological conditions; criminal conduct; handling protected information; outside activities; and use of information technology.