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Stephen Marrin @StephenMarrin Harrisonburg, VA

Associate professor at James Madison University & Director of Intelligence Analysis program. Former CIA analyst. Editor of Intelligence and National Security.

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Joined Twitter 7/27/12


@krijnlock @gordoncorera Yup...that's the one. And thanks!At a conference in London in 2012, former head of CIA analysis John Kringen said the closest analytic parallel to i… https://t.co/oN1aQiklcmhttps://t.co/AJt09vhPcA
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4/2
2020
Job alert!: NSA is hiring. Looking for entry-level analysts BA/MA https://t.co/ebwUGhAV4w
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinThe investigation that will lead to many, many theses. And no, it was not an intelligence failure.... https://t.co/ZQNQ9pxnWAICYMI yesterday, @just_security published a short piece I wrote about surveillance, intelligence, and ethics in a p… https://t.co/ZoygbQqMGr
Retweeted by Stephen Marrin @AndrewBellUS @DavidPriess https://t.co/R1mYiqY1aAI put together this info on the Intelligence Analysis degree at James Madison University. Its a multidisciplinary d… https://t.co/iwWmrUEt5Y @benjaminwittes https://t.co/2LpDfFBMgH @benjaminwittes As anywhere else, some are good and conscientious...some are sloppy. Same applies to CIA. Instituti… https://t.co/VyV6m8YsrcYikes https://t.co/X4Hi9xH59D
4/1
2020
Open source intelligence apprenticeship application deadline is 10 April. This is a free months long training progr… https://t.co/9GIS8QwAZjSeek the truth... https://t.co/RSSGwf3DgS
3/31
2020
Details on JMU's Intelligence Analysis undergraduate degree program at the link below, along with Frequently Asked… https://t.co/sR8hKoklTvNew issue of Intelligence and National Security w articles on social media intelligence, strategic intelligence as… https://t.co/q2DyUgnvLE
3/30
2020
New Issue of the journal Intelligence and National Security available https://t.co/dmwIMCfoPaWe are now recruiting 6 new Doctoral Fellows in line with our Leverhulme award, 3 home and 3 international fully-fu… https://t.co/PthRo5YmsV
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinGood assessment of the state of government-sponsored intelligence education in the US https://t.co/fDgkyLPOOaStrategic intelligence as an art and a science: creating and using conceptual frameworks by Itai Shapira https://t.co/agR2Wx5D5X
Retweeted by Stephen Marrin @tonyingesson @vpkivimaki @ZaknafienDC @gnesvenema https://t.co/JlW9V3kudD @tonyingesson @vpkivimaki @ZaknafienDC @gnesvenema My book on improving intelligence analysis by bridging the gap b… https://t.co/XiLzV6tWQuThis is the mayor in Walton Kentucky and I think we should put him in charge of everything https://t.co/2TQn5649xQ
Retweeted by Stephen Marrin @NicolleDWallace Please clarify: the pandemic crisis was NOT an “intelligence failure”. It is plainly a LEADERSHIP… https://t.co/QxnLPUXOUv
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3/27
2020
@MicahZenko Micah, that definition of strategic intelligence is incorrect. What you are describing is policy failur… https://t.co/4MFptfeMtO @alexadobrien Nope. This is a very bad take...butchers the definition of intelligence failure. Hopefully it gets taken down and title fixed. @ZaknafienDC But labeling it an intelligence failure doesn't help, because it puts the locus of failure in the wron… https://t.co/qzIao2pyPq @ZaknafienDC What is needed to avoid policy failure to use the intelligence function effectively is better decision… https://t.co/r6AFefi4U5 @ZaknafienDC Terminology matters. Failure of policy to use intelligence is not failure of intelligence (ie intellig… https://t.co/fmxut9P4bu @ZaknafienDC Yeah, I came up with the Standard Model terminology. But its a demarcation that the IC itself can't ch… https://t.co/tWFivd09OP @ZaknafienDC If the customer chooses not to use the info needed to ensure the best interest of the American people… https://t.co/5d8ttnmrVQ @ZaknafienDC If the customer chooses not to use the info needed to ensure the best interest of the American people… https://t.co/NwM7MnWldt @ZaknafienDC This is an incorrect comparison for the IC. The IC is not a business. Its purpose is not to make the c… https://t.co/p5hh2uO3et @nedprice @washingtonpost I think @ForeignPolicy might want to think through the consequences of using an incorrect… https://t.co/XbacfMCJyI @WWIPhD @MicahZenko If @ForeignPolicy editors wrote the title in a way that is incorrect, it reflects poorly on the… https://t.co/K8ozySfvpI @Snowy_the_Dog @MicahZenko Not exactly...at least not by any of the normal definitions of intelligence politicizati… https://t.co/7d7EaBCmipWhy is @MicahZenko using an incorrect definition of intelligence failure in his article? He is describing policy fa… https://t.co/5V1bnn2d1P @MicahZenko But you are using an incorrect definition of intelligence failure here. Intelligence has a function, wh… https://t.co/GDh74NRHKX @AkiPeritz Not tactical warning, but strategic warning was provided. That's why I've argued that the 9/11 attacks w… https://t.co/Bw985aX3eV @AkiPeritz To be fair, the US intelligence community warned that there was a foreign terrorist threat inside the US… https://t.co/p0OF2bVoriThis was quite a nice read. https://t.co/38hgRNXwyV
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3/25
2020
Trump: There is tremendous hope as "we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel" Johns Hopkins data: https://t.co/XSMhE5yXED
Retweeted by Stephen Marrin @i_intelligence Yes?i found Time's person of the year for 2020 https://t.co/LRvewYoPMg https://t.co/OjP8ptShZZ
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3/24
2020
@djpressman @m_poznansky There is a complicated relationship between intelligence (knowledge) and power. See explan… https://t.co/uQPO8FySBR
3/23
2020
I am deeply haunted by this letter that the chief of surgery at @nyphospital sent to colleagues today. (h/t… https://t.co/bsGwPZquSM
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3/22
2020
For a good assessment of the role of intelligence in public health security, see Patrick Walsh's article titled "Ma… https://t.co/L5BZk7Eb8Ohttps://t.co/fhA9Ykpqbz
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinThe decision of the congressional intelligence committees to not hold the annual, unclassified, public worldwide th… https://t.co/RJSFb33CqS
Retweeted by Stephen Marrin @1a @SangerNYT Of course, as the 9/11commission *report* said, it wasnt a failure of imagination but instead the fa… https://t.co/aPKXXL2hMNGiven the news about intelligence warning of pandemic that the Trump administration actively ignored , I'm just goi… https://t.co/97FrxUCtVM @zachsdorfman @Crimealytics There was a1995 NIE titled "The Foreign Terrorist Threat in the US".....strategic warning of the threat.New: U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic. https://t.co/sx2dy0l3nM by… https://t.co/2q2ZQxJsqs
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3/21
2020
This extraordinary piece by my former bosses Jim Clapper, Matt Olsen and Nick Rasmussen is well worth your time. https://t.co/R4FhE33Xbo
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinRuss Travers has a very good paper on the subject of intelligence reform and preventing future failures....the pape… https://t.co/b0nvcST9deIn terms of intelligence studies and its role in public health (disease outbreak/transmission), Jim Wilson also wro… https://t.co/ebY5xg8tqeIn terms of intelligence studies and the study of pandemics, you can't get more relevant than Jim Wilson's article… https://t.co/HCOL8hpQT2For those interested in the intelligence studies literature on medical intelligence (including the spread of danger… https://t.co/ze8O194bxZDirect link to the pdf is here: https://t.co/yqzKOANAmNHere is a good 2003 paper produced by CIA's Strategic Assessments Group (which I was with at one point) on SARS: Le… https://t.co/KKeLYeFMjDSame https://t.co/Sp2PI0ojQHICYMI: officials from the U.S. Nat'l Center for Medical Intel (NCMI), part of the Defense Intel Agency (DIA /… https://t.co/kIqmU9XuYK
Retweeted by Stephen Marrin"In a foreign capital recently, an American spy was facing an unexpected dilemma: how to cancel a clandestine first… https://t.co/gq0OWkjcXt
Retweeted by Stephen Marrin#AdvancedArticleAlert: Check out this brand new forum on Intelligence analysis in a cross-national context. https://t.co/CX0p1Fpw3H
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3/20
2020
@gnesvenema @DamienVP @DrDavidSM @StephanieCarvin @smsaideman @Miah_HE Also, Australia is good too. Given the limit… https://t.co/V42ekq9YFg @gnesvenema @DamienVP @DrDavidSM @StephanieCarvin @smsaideman @Miah_HE There are more positions in Britain and Euro… https://t.co/aRjt75zHXe
3/16
2020
I didn't want to say it but.... This one blew up
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinIf you're worried about what to do while you're quarantined, remember that while he was in isolation, Mathematician… https://t.co/4rRp7wheRK
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinZoom: the Drinking Game for Online Classes Hmmm. As I prepare to move PHYS324 Electricity and Magnetism online wit… https://t.co/K396fT9zh1
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinIntelligence, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. Asks: what role should #intelligence play in the prevention, detection… https://t.co/sUSvyQUC46
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3/15
2020
Spying on coronavirus: A little-known U.S. intel outfit has its most important mission yet https://t.co/5jaanrdxub
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3/14
2020
National Park posters created based off their worst Yelp Review, I’m dead https://t.co/eQtdwC9QT6
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3/12
2020
This list includes our my friend and colleague Mark Phythian @HyPIRUoL who is getting the Intelligence Studies Sect… https://t.co/rfrsLRemhg
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3/11
2020
@ZaknafienDC @milouness @JWGartin Are those skills? In any case, all and more. I've found empathy interesting becau… https://t.co/Z7BfM9nxzZ#CallforPapers: “Critical Intelligence Studies” Special Issue Proposal in Development for Intelligence and National… https://t.co/Rg22WfPlaQ
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3/10
2020
Planning your SXSW schedule? Make sure to check out - SXSW 2020: Sisterhood of Spies: Real-life Female Spy Stories… https://t.co/7GOP8acLvL
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2/25
2020
Good new contribution to intelligence studies.. https://t.co/CuwaZzHWaU @WWIPhD No kidding. Speaking as a former intelligence analyst (which I rarely do nowadays) this is not only a bad idea but an *awful* idea.
2/22
2020
@SpiesVespers Ok *but* what does objectivity actually mean? Pursuit of, or achievement of? See: Analytic objectivit… https://t.co/cNOQXjOQKi @ForeignAffairs What does objectivity mean in an intelligence context? See Analytic objectivity and science: evalua… https://t.co/vvjERyN1nL @IBPP3 See: Analytic objectivity and science: evaluating the US Intelligence Community’s approach to applied episte… https://t.co/B1doTXDnpJCongratulations to David Oakley! @davidpoakley! Well deserved. Also, check out his book on Subordinating Intellige… https://t.co/U8gJgTSPJ9Allowing that ‘buffalo’ can be both an animal, a place and a verb (meaning to outwit or intimidate) makes ‘Buffalo… https://t.co/iK8UxXhRFX
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinIt’s time for the intelligence committees to schedule the worldwide threat briefing.
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinThis is bad. The purpose of intelligence is to aspire to truth. When those in power dont want to hear best truth it… https://t.co/k2Fpk6jY06Just to be clear: the president is firing intelligence officials for trying to protect America. https://t.co/fgZWhMaYhG
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2/21
2020
In this new Intelligence and National Security Journal article, @SmeetsMWE evaluates the implications of the US’ cy… https://t.co/ZQR3zs4Adc
Retweeted by Stephen Marrin"the list of people with the requisite experience who have not been critical of the president is slim." What this… https://t.co/SApLR5qbo6
Retweeted by Stephen Marrin @CindyOtis_ An important theme in the IC recently is ethics. They are going to have to double down on that I think
2/20
2020
U.S. cyber strategy of persistent engagement & defend forward: implications for the alliance and intelligence colle… https://t.co/ENFUZYGxwR
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2/18
2020
Just got round to reading this. Excellent article by Ass. Prof Rob Dover. Well worth a read. #OSINT #Intelligencehttps://t.co/cX5dTyLvqB
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinInteresting article, echoing the cyber operator “problem” in Canada. Love the idea of an “analytics translator,” r… https://t.co/WCYjg3e59n
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2/17
2020
@HistorianDavid @IntelNatSecJnl And /or just send the message to me...I am one of the two editors :)I never thought I would ever say this, but ... thank God for @Jerry_Ratcliffe. I'm requiring my 4th yr policing stu… https://t.co/evsBXEEBkj
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinPublished a new piece in @IntelNatSecJnl on 'U.S. cyber strategy of persistent engagement & defend forward: implica… https://t.co/IQfJRYaTpk
Retweeted by Stephen MarrinCall for submissions to the journal "Intelligence and National Security"....a premier publication venue for article… https://t.co/s7xLf2Xdr1 @ZaknafienDC Have an idea, work at it like a squirrel with a nut, survey literature and find best/most interesting… https://t.co/XIGBS5y6Mo
2/16
2020
This one is accurate! The fish are flying today... https://t.co/igYWzVFFJK
2/15
2020
@WarOnTheRocks All graduates of JMU's Intelligence Analysis program take a course on programming using python
2/14
2020

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