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Counterintelligence Analyst

United States Intelligence Community

October 30, 2007

Counterintelligence Analysts identify, monitor, and analyze the efforts of foreign intelligence entities against U.S. persons, activities, and interests. Their efforts support U.S. policymakers and provide tactical analysis and advice for clandestine operations by producing strategic analysis. They also produce a range of current and longer-term intelligence products, and brief key U.S. policymakers.


Skills and Knowledge Required

Counterintelligence Analysts typically possess knowledge of geography, English, history and archeology, and philosophy and theology. For some agencies, foreign language skills are also helpful. General skill areas include speaking, critical thinking, active learning, social perceptiveness, reading comprehension, writing, and complex problem solving. For more detailed information on skill and knowledge requirements, please check the job vacancy announcements posted on the Community member websites.


Required Education, Licenses, and Certifications

Intelligence Community agencies typically prefer applicants for Counterterrorism Analyst positions to have a Bachelor’s or more advanced degree in international affairs, national security studies, or related subjects.


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