Human Intelligence Targeting

Experienced HUMINT professionals know that trolling for recruitment targets is a low percentage strategy that usually results in sources with little access to priority information. Nevertheless, trolling and waiting for targets-of-opportunity remain common targeting methods used in law enforcement and military intelligence communities. In this two-hour program, the instructor, a former CIA Senior Field Operations Officer, presents focused targeting as an alternative and superior method for identifying and prioritizing high-value targets for recruitment. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. Intelligence Requirements

  2. Target Identification

  3. Access

  4. Uncovering Target Leads

  5. Recognizing Targets of Opportunity

  6. Humint Targeting Packages

  7. Targeting Exercise