Liaison Organizations and ActivitiesOn October 13, 2019, IALEIA President Shelagh Dorn signed a partnership agreement with the President of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), Barry Zulauf.
IAFIE was formed in 2004 and is comprised of trainers and educators from various intelligence disciplines including national security, law enforcement and competitive intelligence. Their purpose is to expand research and development of intelligence education; set standards; and develop best practices and foster intelligence relationships and liaisons with like-minded intelligence education partners.
IALEIA and IAFIE agree to: offer joint chapter and/or regional meetings in applicable geographic areas; discuss presentation opportunities in each organization’s respective areas of expertise; promote one another’s events; develop and share resources, training, and publications mutually beneficial to both organizations; and, explore opportunities to collaborate on projects.
Australian Institute Professional Intelligence Officers, Inc. (AIPIO) Was founded in Australia in 1990 with the aim of promoting intelligence as a recognized profession in Australia.
IALEIA and AIPIO have partnered together in an effort to share information freely and to work together on matters of mutual interest to include: sharing publications, articles, and news; offering members discounts to one another’s membership and conferences; access to special meetings and local events; sharing submissions for internal awards; developing and collaborating on research projects, working groups, promotional activities; educational and training programs, publications; and, other activities as agreed upon by the two (2) organizations.
Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) - Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is a committee that brings together representative stakeholders in law enforcement and homeland security to support state, local, and tribal law enforcement and homeland security agencies in their ability to develop and share criminal intelligence and information nationwide. IALEIA is a longstanding participating organization in this effort since the founding of the CICC.
The most recent collaborative effort resulted in the 2019 release of the Analyst Professional Development Roadmap 2.0. This product outlines training opportunities, certifications, and other means to further professional development for analysts to create a sustainable career path for analytical professionals operating within federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial organizations. For additional information about the Analyst Professional Development Road Map, please click here.
Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU) was established in 1956 to provide leadership and promote professionalism in the criminal intelligence community in order to protect public safety and constitutional rights. The criminal intelligence standards established by LEIU are recognized by both law enforcement and civil libertarians as creating a proper balance between the needs of law enforcement and individual privacy rights.
IALEIA and LEIU partner to address the training needs of the intelligence community through the LEIU/IALEIA Annual Training Event, as well as Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT) classes held around the world.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) State and Local Intelligence Council (SLIC) was established to support the National Strategy for Information Sharing. SLIC creates a trusted community of state and local professionals from homeland security, intelligence, and emergency responder communities who utilize and share homeland security information to address threats to the U.S. SLIC is a practitioner-level forum that reviews and provides feedback about the viability of information sharing as well as collaborative efforts between the DHS I&A and state and local partners.
Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Informational Network (O*NET) Program is the national’s primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database contains hundreds of standardized and specific descriptors about a thousand occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. This database is available to the public at no cost.
IALEIA and its members participate in the Intelligence Analyst Occupational Survey to provide expertise about the various intelligence-related occupations. The information derived from these surveys is used to help employers identify the skill sets and the predicted occupational growth in intelligence analysis, as well as to remain competitive in the marketplace.
Justice Clearinghouse (JCH) is a peer-to-peer educational environment that offers a year-round “virtual conference” for budget-challenged and time-starved justice professionals to learn from the thought leaders, innovators, researchers, and experienced professionals in their fields, without the cost, travel, or time out of the office. JCH offers webinars and content on a wide range of topics: from helping first responders understand the homeless population, to working more effectively with autistic individuals, to cybersecurity issues and terrorism.
IALEIA has partnered with JCH to provide our members access to the JCH webinar library, a resource that allows IALEIA members 24/7 training opportunities through their library of webinars. In addition, IALEIA is seeking members to provide content for new webinars that will be made available to law enforcement and public safety partners.
National Fusion Center Association is an organization representing DHS-recognized fusion and intelligence centers across the United States. Fusion centers house analysts who are employed by federal, state, local, tribal, and private sectors (e.g. critical infrastructure protection). IALEIA and the NFCA work together on issues that involve intelligence analysis and analysts, ranging from hiring, training, and assessing the workforce to ensuring that training courses uniformly meet the needs of intelligence analysts across the profession.