Intelligence Analysts are part of a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline that involves research, analysis, and the presentation of findings that enables us to provide the fullest possible Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) picture to U.S. policymakers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community consumers.
While the unique responsibilities of our Intelligence Analysts are not easily defined, we can say that they work in diverse environments that deal with a range of different issues of key cryptologic significance and they help protect the Nation's security whether deployed here or abroad.
As an Intelligence Analyst, one may find themselves preparing written and oral assessments of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research, and analysis of classified and open source information. Some may be requested to solve difficult technical problems...work independently in analysis and research...protect vital oral and written information... apply new techniques to solve analytic problems...demonstrate a knowledge of the communications environment and signal trends of targets...and assess intelligence that can help predict the likely course of action of a specified target. Intelligence Analysts demonstrate an understanding of world history; its past and current relevance; and the geographic, social, economic, and political aspects that have influenced steady global change. Intelligence Analysts also expertly write reports that reflect outstanding critical thinking and a comprehensive grasp of world events.