Governing Mission Resources – GOVT 502

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course examines the theory and best practices for leaders to govern national intelligence resources. Students examine and develop strategies to lead and manage intelligence organizations' personnel, resources, and capabilities. The course applies leadership and management principles and theories to the intelligence process, with the goal of continuously expanding capacity and capability. Risk mitigation considerations are discussed in the context of dynamic global threats. Course content is reinforced through a practical exercise to task and apportion intelligence resources in a constrained environment.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course provides a graduate level examination of intelligence leadership and governance. This topic is important for understanding the challenges leaders confront when managing mission resources in a constrained environment.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be 400-500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Each thread must be supported with at least four scholarly citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates' threads. Each reply must be 200-350 words and must incorporate at least two scholarly citations in current APA format. (CLO: A, B, D)

The student will write a 500-750 word memorandum in current APA format that focuses on his/her leadership philosophy for guiding an intelligence unit. The paper must include at least 4 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. (CLO: A)

The student will write a 750-1,000 word research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on recruiting, retaining, and educating a top quality workforce of intelligence professionals. The paper must include at least 5 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. (CLO: A, B, C)

The student will complete a matrix and write a 1,000-1,200 word research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on allocating scarce resources with respect to personnel assignments, recruiting efforts, professional development of the workforce, and managing risk in a constrained budgetary environment. The paper must include at least 5 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. (CLO: A, B, C, D)