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What is the state of training and education in the intelligence community, what are core competencies for analysts, and how can training be improved in the future? Intelligence is vital to the national security framework advanced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The intelligence mission spans 17 DHS components tasked with various elements of our nation’s protection, as well as multiple agencies across the broader intelligence community (IC). Building and strengthening the DHS workforce in counterterrorism operations starts with effectively trained and educated intelligence workers.