Assignment: THE HISTORY, ROLE, FUNCTION, AND ORGANIZATION OF THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
NOTE: Session Long Projects 1 through 4 are concerned with the scenario outlined in the Module 1 SLP. Please review that basic information before proceeding. Each module's Session Long Project builds upon the previous ones.
For the SLPs in this course, your assignments will be based on a scenario in which you have been assigned as a Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) at a local police or fire department. You may pick which city will apply in your SLPs. As the TLO, you will have a lot of duties, in addition to your regular duties. Among the additional duties:
1. The TLO primary function is to help line staff identify terrorism related situations and share intelligence related to terrorist activity.
2. TLOs serve as the point-of-contact within their agencies for questions and information regarding terrorism, and terrorism-related tips and leads.
3. In most cases the TLO position is a collateral duty. TLOs shall not independently investigate tips or leads unless directed to do so by the proper authorities i.e. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), Fusion Center, etc., and stay within the responsibilities of their assigned duties.
4. A TLO is to have a working relationship with the local Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (RTTAC), designated Intelligence Center and JTTF, to help facilitate the movement of terror related information to and from field personnel.
5. A TLO shall disseminate terrorism-related information and intelligence to personnel within their agencies' in an efficient and lawful manner. TLOs are responsible for verifying that all personnel with whom they share terrorism-related information have a valid need- and right-to-know the information.
6. TLO s are responsible for educating personnel within their agencies' regarding the procedure(s) for submitting tips and leads to the proper investigative authorities. For purposes of efficiency, it is not ideal for TLOs to function as the collection point for tips and leads.
7. TLOs are encouraged to pursue advanced level Homeland Security training courses as recommended and provided by their respective RTTAC.
8. The TLO should be flexible to fulfill other expectations and/or functions that may be determined by each individual RTTAC
As the assigned TLO, your first duties are to:
Examine the relevant priorities for your local department, and develop a background paper on the different INTs for your Captain:
1. Identify the city you represent, and some of the major problems with which you are confronted.
2. Briefly describe the capabilities of the intelligence community.
3. Highlight 3 problems on which you can expect assistance from the IC and 3 you will not.
4. Explain what information you are likely to receive for the above.
5. Explain the limitations on who will have access to the information, and why security control is important.
6. Explain how the capabilities of the IC are related to the national focus on the Cold War.
7. Identify 2 gaps in your needs that you can advocate to the IC.
8. Provide quotation(s) to support your response.'
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
1. The answer should be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
2. The response also includes a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
3. Also include a reference page. The Citations and references should follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.