CIB Applied Intelligence Project briefs former NSA official
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CIB Applied Intelligence Project briefs former NSA official

Members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief’s Applied Intelligence Project briefed Mr. Paul Hickey, an experienced government executive, whose career spanned many decades of service in the United States Army and the National Security Agency (NSA). During the brief, the Directors of four Critical Mission Centers, along with their Senior Intelligence Analysts, gave Mr. Hickey (pictured) pertinent information … Continue reading

CIB analysts present research at international conference
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CIB analysts present research at international conference

Four members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief, CCU’s premier pre-professional organization, presented their research at the annual conference of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE). They were among only a handful of undergraduate students to present research at this international conference, which brought together intelligence scholars and practitioners from over a dozen countries. Continue reading

CIB Applied Intelligence project enters emergency operations in response to Ukraine war
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CIB Applied Intelligence project enters emergency operations in response to Ukraine war

Effective immediately, the CIB’s Applied Intelligence project has entered into emergency operations mode, in response to the outbreak of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The invasion began shortly before 0600 Moscow Time (UTC+3) today, 24 February, at which time Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a “special military operation” was underway in eastern Ukraine. Launched … Continue reading

CCU video highlights CIB Applied Intel project
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CCU video highlights CIB Applied Intel project

Coastal Now, Coastal Carolina University’s in-house television show, has produced a brief video about the work of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief’s “Applied Intelligence” project. On February 16, Coastal Now visited the CIB’s Critical Mission Center briefing session at Coastal’s all-new Intelligence Operations Command Center, and filmed the group’s hour-long meeting. The purpose of the Coastal … Continue reading

CIB launches new applied intelligence internship
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CIB launches new applied intelligence internship

The Chanticleer Intelligence Brief, in association with the new Intelligence Operations Command Center (IOCC) at Coastal Carolina University, have launched a new experiential initiative. The Applied Intelligence Internship promises to be the most immersive, hands-on intelligence activity that has ever been offered for students in the Intelligence and Security Studies program at CCU. Each semester, … Continue reading

CIB and EIA publish the ninth issue of The Intelligence Review
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CIB and EIA publish the ninth issue of The Intelligence Review

The CIB is pleased to announce the publication of the eighth issue of The Intelligence Review, a compendium of useful analytical forecasts by CIB analysts, which relate to some of the most pressing questions in global security today. The volume is the product of a transatlantic collaboration between the CIB and the European Intelligence Academy (EIA), a network of intelligence studies scholars, specialists and students, who are dedicated to promoting international collaboration in intelligence scholarship and research. Continue reading

CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19
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CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19

Two Chanticleer Intelligence Brief senior analysts, Ana Maria Lankford and Derrick Storzieri, have published an article about the United States Intelligence Community’s dissemination of warning intelligence about COVID-19, prior to the outbreak of the pandemic. The article, entitled: “Spies and the Virus: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Intelligence Communication in the United States” has been published in the peer-reviewed Frontiers in Communications. Headquartered in Switzerland, Frontiers is considered one of the most prestigious open-access journal publishers in the sciences and social sciences, and is the world’s fifth most-cited publisher. It is extremely rare for undergraduate students to publish peer-reviewed research. Continue reading

CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19
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CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19

Two Chanticleer Intelligence Brief senior analysts, Ana Maria Lankford and Derrick Storzieri, have published an article about the United States Intelligence Community’s dissemination of warning intelligence about COVID-19, prior to the outbreak of the pandemic. The article, entitled: “Spies and the Virus: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Intelligence Communication in the United States” has been published in the peer-reviewed Frontiers in Communications. Headquartered in Switzerland, Frontiers is considered one of the most prestigious open-access journal publishers in the sciences and social sciences, and is the world’s fifth most-cited publisher. It is extremely rare for undergraduate students to publish peer-reviewed research. Continue reading

CIB relaunches Weekly Intelligence Brief with new leadership
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CIB relaunches Weekly Intelligence Brief with new leadership

THE CIB HAS RELAUNCHED its highly successful Weekly Intelligence Brief (WIB), a publication containing descriptive intelligence products, which is modeled on the President’s Daily Brief. The idea behind the WIB was first proposed in the spring of 2017 by CIB Americas Desk analyst Lindsey Hamilton. In September 2017, Lindsey became the first Editor-in-Chief of the WIB. On October 18, 2017, the CIB published the first issue of the WIB, with articles submitted by analysts in the CIB’s Africa, Asia, Americas and Cyber Desks. Now, in the fall 2020 semester, the WIB has entered the second period of its existence with a new Editor-in-Chief, CIB Senior Analyst Hannah Clegg. She is assisted by associate editors Morgan-McKay Hoppmann (Senior Analyst, CIB Asia Desk) and Jakcon Hauf (CIB Executive Director). Continue reading

CBS News 13 features CIB’s COVID-19 Intelligence Project
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CBS News 13 features CIB’s COVID-19 Intelligence Project

WBTW NEWS 13, THE CBS-AFFILIATED television station in Florence, South Carolina, has featured the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) COVID-19 Intelligence Project in a news report. The report, by WBTW reporter Lauren Crawford, was aired on WBTW’s Evening News program on Thursday, April 9. It highlighted the CIB’s new project, which allows Intelligence and National Security Studies students at Coastal Carolina University to track and analyze the worldwide outbreak of the pandemic on a real-time basis. Continue reading

CIB launches new COVID-19 Intelligence Project and podcast
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CIB launches new COVID-19 Intelligence Project and podcast

The CIB has officially launched the CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project, an open-source intelligence collective, whose goal is to provide descriptive and estimative analyses of the complex medical, social, economic and political effects of this global crisis. The results of our work are now being aired weekly on our CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Report podcast, which becomes available every Wednesday. The podcast is produced and presented by CIB faculty mentor Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis, and features reports and appearances by a host of CIB analyst and senior analysts. Continue reading

CIB members present research at the Citadel Intelligence Conference
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CIB members present research at the Citadel Intelligence Conference

NEARLY THE ENTIRE EXECUTIVE of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) attended the 2020 Citadel Intelligence Ethics Conference, which was held in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 11-12. This interdisciplinary conference featured a multitude of presentations on the various aspects of intelligence practiced in the Western liberal-democratic context. Two members of the CIB delegation to the conference, Shannon Brophy and Kaitlin Presnell (pictured right) were among the conference speakers. The two CIB executives presented their research, which was entitled “Should the United States Collect Intelligence on its Close Allies?”. The presentation encompassed an analysis of the bilateral intelligence relationship between the United States and the members of the Five-Eyes, Nine-Eyes, and Fourteen-Eyes intelligence alliances. It also examined recent reports that the United States may not be conducting human intelligence operations on the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading

CIB holds its seventh symposium in Conway, South Carolina
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CIB holds its seventh symposium in Conway, South Carolina

Close to 100 people gathered at the Coastal Carolina University’s Burroughs and Chapin Building on the morning of Thursday, December 5, for the seventh Chanticleer Intelligence Brief Symposium. The event featured information about the achievements of several CIB current and former analysis, presented by the analysts themselves before an engaged and curious audience that included current and former members of the Intelligence Community. Continue reading

CIB analyst completes summer internship at Mercom Corporation
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CIB analyst completes summer internship at Mercom Corporation

Last summer, Fabio Molano, a longtime CIB executive who has been serving as director of the organization since the fall of 2018, completed an internship with Mercom Corporation. Mercom is a technology firm specializing in providing mission-critical operations support to the United States government. We recently spoke with Fabio and asked him some questions about his experience at Mercom and the way his CIB experience at CCU helped him to respond to the challenges of that competitive internship. Continue reading