In 2006, the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) was established to solve shortages in technical intelligence expertise for the US Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Cyber Security communities. ATIC sought to educate and train a workforce of cleared government and contractor personnel capable of generating actionable intelligence from technical intelligence systems. The original vision for ATIC grew out of a need to create an entry-level pipeline of trained analysts to fill vacancies throughout the US Intelligence Community. Critical shortfalls in this area were becoming increasingly evident due to an aging workforce, fewer US citizens receiving science and technology degrees, and changing threats to our nation. As a result, ATIC created its Analyst Boot Camp (ABC) (now known as the IACT program) and Cyber Analysis Data Security (CADS) programs.
Today, Wright State Research Institute (WSRI), through its 501c(3) non-profit WSARC, has exclusive license to deliver the ATIC training programs. WSRI continues the ATIC tradition and collaborates with government, industry, and academia to refine and further this unique educational opportunity. Our goal is to provide you with the relevant knowledge and practical skills you need to become a successful intelligence analyst in whatever intelligence discipline you choose. We do this by introducing you to the Intelligence Community and its Domestic Support Organizations, teaching you the practical skills of intelligence analysis (critical thinking, structured analytic tools, writing and briefing, collaboration, coordination, and interacting with the policy community), and bringing in practitioners to teach about specific functional and law enforcement intelligence disciplines. We end with an optional four-week experiential learning exercise where students can hone their skills in law enforcement intelligence analysis. Students who successfully complete our program and meet certain standards are eligible to take the Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) exam and apply for a security clearance. Students are also given professional development advice to aid in their job search.
We look forward to helping each student become the best intelligence professional possible!