Marshaling Evidence for Intelligence Analysis

Delve into marshaling, or organizing evidence in support of the development of your intelligence analysis skills.

Enroll in ICAT120

About This Intelligence Community Online Course

Evidence is the cornerstone to intelligence analysis. Evidence substantiates claims about possible threats by “bad actors,” both domestically and internationally, and supports, or disproves, hypotheses about any pending situations that could impact national security.

In this self-paced, online course, you will learn why successfully marshaling, or organizing, evidence is a key component to intelligence analysis work. We will examine nine well-regarded techniques to marshal evidence and practice applying these methods when solving real-world intelligence problems.

The course is made up of nine interactive, short lessons. At the end of this online course, you will be required to take, and pass, a final exam to receive a certificate of course completion.

What You Will Learn

This course has one learning objective: to utilize various methods to properly and effectively marshal evidence to solve complex intelligence challenges.

Who Should Take This Online Course

This online course is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning how, or obtaining a refresher, in how to properly marshal evidence—particularly, intelligence professionals working for either Federal government agencies or government contractor companies.

Your Instructor

This course was created by intelligence analyst expert, Dr. J. Keith Dunbar, founder and chief executive officer of FedLearn. Dr. Dunbar is a retired naval intelligence officer who was deployed both international and in the U.S. His last tour of duty was as the director of the Global Learning Solutions Group and the Leadership Academy, Academy for Defense Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency. Dr. Dunbar received his Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University.


None. However, it is highly recommended that you complete the FedLearn course, Evaluating Evidence for Intelligence Analysis (ICAT118) prior to taking this course.

After finishing this course, it is highly recommended to take the course, Critical Thinking (ICAT101), to continue to advance your knowledge.

Course Certificate

To achieve a course certificate of completion, you must score 80 percent or higher on graded lesson quizzes and a final exam.

Course Format

Self-paced, online training course

Course Pricing

Individual courses are $49 (per person).

Seat licenses to access the entire FedLearn Intelligence Community catalog are also available. Click here to learn more and purchase.

If you are interested in learning about special team rates for Federal government and government contractor organizations, email [email protected].

Continuing Education Unit Credits

This course provides 1 CEU..