Informational Links

The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) mission is to build a public constituency for a sound, healthy and capable U.S. intelligence system. Its focus on education fosters an understanding of the important role of intelligence in National Security and nurtures interest by students in careers in the many fields used by U.S. Intelligence Agencies. This includes the role of supporting intelligence activities in U.S. policy, diplomacy, strategy, security and defense. In addition, AFIO focuses on understanding the critical need for effective counterintelligence and security against foreign, political, technological or economic espionage, as well as covert, clandestine and overt counter-terrorist or criminal operations threatening US security, the national infrastructure or corporate and individual safety.  AFIO’s mission has special significance in today’s international diplomatic and business environments.

FBI Intelligence Analysts Association (FBI IAA)
FBI IAA is an independent, non-governmental professional association representing the more than 2,500 Intelligence Analysts employed by the FBI. Membership is comprised entirely of active duty FBI Intelligence Analysts. FBI IAA represents the professional interests of FBI Intelligence Analysts within the FBI and externally to appropriate stakeholders in the executive branch and the Congress. Working with FBI management, the FBI IAA champions development and implementation of policies that will continue the FBI’s transformation into an intelligence-led organization.

International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE)
IAFIE, with members from various intelligence disciplines including national security, law enforcement and competitive intelligence, recognized the need for a professional association that would span their diverse disciplines and provide a catalyst and resources for their development and that of Intelligence Studies.

Roger Schwarz & Associates
Roger Schwarz & Associates helps organizations and teams change the way they think so they can improve their results and working relationships. They achieve this through a blend of organization development consultation, group facilitation, executive coaching and training.  Roger Schwarz is the author of The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers and Coaches, which is the standard reference on facilitation.  He is also co-author of The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods, for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers and Coaches.

For more than 30 years, TheCapitol.Net and its predecessor, Congressional Quarterly Executive Conferences, have been training professionals from government, military, business, and NGOs on the dynamics and operations of the legislative and executive branches and how to work with them. TCN’s training and publications include congressional operations, legislative and budget process, communication and advocacy, media and public relations, testifying before Congress, research skills, legislative drafting, critical thinking and writing, and more. TheCapitol.Net is on the GSA Schedule, 874-4, for custom on-site training. GSA Contract GS02F0192X.

The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is the only organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and building a stronger community of interest across industry, academia, government, professional organizations and individual stakeholders. As a not-for-profit educational foundation, USGIF strives to bring together the community at-large and support life-long learning that will ensure a robust cadre of professionals and a healthy tradecraft now and in the future.