In Focus | Diversity & Inclusion in the Intelligence Community

Having a diverse workforce is beneficial to any business or organization. But for those entities that deal in intelligence, diversity is not just a benefit: It is a critical need. “I think for the intelligence community, in particular—a community that focuses on analyzing information, gathering information from different sources—it is particularly important,” says Jorhena Thomas, a faculty member in the Master’s in Applied Intelligence program. Here, Thomas talks with Faculty Director Frederic Lemieux, Ph.D., about the growing need for diversity in the intelligence community. Without this diversity of background and thought, she said, “we see things like misguided intelligence; intelligence products that that seem to target, unfairly, certain populations; intelligence products that misrepresent information.”

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