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N2-47

NATO Intelligence Warning System (NIWS) Course

Conducted by INTEL

Aim

The aim of this course is to prepare students to apply the methodology of indicator-based warning intelligence analysis and to employ the NATO Intelligence Warning System software.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Discipline: INT - Intelligence
Area: AS - All Source Intelligence
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: ACT.435
ETOC Code: INT-AS-31375

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N2-47-C-18 08 - 12 Oct 18
N2-47-A-19 06 - 10 May 19 0
N2-47-B-19 13 - 17 May 19 0
N2-47-C-19 07 - 11 Oct 19 0

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

Explain Indications and Warning Tradecraft: Given references, the student will explain the basic principles, functions, and failures of indications and warning tradecraft.

Explain Indicator-Based Warning Intelligence Methodology: Given references, the student will explain the methodology used within indicator-based warning intelligence.

Operate NIWS Software: Given references, the student will employ the NIWS and NIWS training websites’ capabilities for searching, tracking warning problem status, and uploading of warning reports.

Apply conventional indications and warning methodology: Given references and a warning problem end state, the student will apply the conventional indications and warning methodology to create indications and warning products up to, but not including the Warning Report.

Produce a NIWS Warning Report: Given references, and using all information from previous group practical exercises and LO 1-4 and 6, the student will produce a written, conventional NIWS Warning Report meeting NATO MC 0166 standards, first as a group, then as an individual.

Apply Transnational Indications and Warning Methodology: Given references and a warning problem end state, the student will apply the transnational indications and warning methodology to create indications and warning products up to, but not including the Warning Report.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-6 through OR-9), or civilian equivalent, who are assigned, or selected for assignment, to a NATO or PfP Organization (limited to Australia, Austria, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland), a Ministry of Defence, or subordinate military headquarters, unit, or agency of any NATO or PfP country listed above, which fulfills responsibilities in support of NATO Indications and Warnings or Crisis Management.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-6 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5

Methodology

This one-week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures introducing the NIWS, MC 0166 Policy, the NIWS website and software, and the NATO approved Inidcations and Warning methodology, followed by instructor-facilitated practical exercises designed to test student comprehension of course materials, and culminating in a summative written product (a complete conventional NIWS report).

Further Information

It is higly desirable that the student has a a background in analytical tradecraft. Students will receive exercise primers not less than two weeks prior to start of the course.


e-Learning

This course contains pre-learning sessions available as ADL Modules through the ACT LMS.

ADL Modules

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