What do I mean by direct and indirect knowledge?
Direct knowledge means that you know personally or have good information concerning the hiring plans of your agency or organization (or at least your section or division). You might work in HR or be a manager with hiring responsibilities.
Indirect knowledge is information that is relevant to the question that is not due to your direct responsibilities. You might have spoken with an HR manager or have been involved in meetings where this issue was discussed.
We are NOT looking for opinion based on purely circumstantial information. If you are not involved in the hiring process either directly or indirectly, please DO NOT take this survey.
If, however, you know someone who does fit the descriptions above, please forward this post or the survey links to them.
One of the questions you might have regards our definition of "intelligence analyst". This means something that is more or less clear in the national security community but, in both the business and law enforcement communities, it is a bit more muddied. In fact, very few jobs in either community are actually labelled "intelligence analyst". I leave it up to you to decide if the jobs you are likely to have fit a broad definition of "intelligence analyst". What I would ask is, if you think you might be employing intelligence analysts (no matter what the job position is actually called), please, at least take a look at the survey -- and then fill it out if it seems appropriate.