Analytic Rigor and Performance (ARP) projects focused on improving intelligence analysis and analytic outcomes by helping analysts balance the need for analytic rigor with real world constraints like timeliness and resources in targeting factors to enhance analytic performance. The ARP team’s efforts this year focused on (a) measuring, (b) identifying risks to, and (c) proposing interventions to mitigate risks to analytic rigor and performance. This included both projects that approached this problem specifically through the lens of analytic rigor (Analytic Rigor) as well as performance more generally (Analytic Performance). Additionally, members of the ARP team explored the power of applying modern journalism techniques like visual storytelling and infographics to the production of intelligence reports (Modernizing Reporting).
Team Leads: Sue Mi Kim, Christine Brugh