Intelligence Tradecraft and Government Machinery

The collection of secret intelligence enhances Canada’s ability to safeguard its national security with respect to terrorism, espionage, and foreign-influenced activities. The government’s appetite for timely and useful security intelligence has never been greater in this continually evolving, and diverse, global threat environment. How effectively our government uses intelligence to carry out its national security policies (law enforcement, support to military operations, diplomacy, and threat mitigation) relates directly to the usefulness of unique, and exclusive, secret information.    

We will take a deep dive into how intelligence is collected, review the complex world of disclosure and advisory mechanisms. We will acquire an understanding of the rationale underpinning the controversial threat disruption powers (Bill C 51), which strengthened Canada’s national security regime.  

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  • You will receive an overview of intelligence requirement driven collection, investigative basics such as surveillance, and the high impact value of a human source.

  • We will discuss intelligence successes and failures in recent history. Both HUMINT and SIGINT.

  • Participants will learn the differences between intelligence and evidence. And examine the intersections of secret intelligence and evidence in controversial terror trials (Charkaoui and Khadr).

  • We will contextualize the spate of recent court rulings describing CSIS activities as illegal vis-à-vis data breaches, and varied interpretations of “agents of the Crown” in complex investigations.

  • Participants will learn to identify fabricators - the bane of intelligence work - in national security investigations.

  • This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in national security, intelligence driven policy, S&I Review, and federal prosecutions, regardless of career path, and those aspiring to work in security/intelligence, military intelligence, Justice Canada, and Parliamentary Review. The workshop will deepen the knowledge base of those already employed within these fields.

Daniel M. Stanton served for thirty-two years with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, including twelve years as an Executive Manager in operations. Mr. Stanton had a lengthy career in counterintelligence, counter-proliferation, and counterterrorism, with recognized expertise in human source recruitment, handling, validation, and training.   

Mr. Stanton is President of Promethean Intelligence Consulting, a leader in the development of Insider Threat risk assessments for private and public sectors, and for practical performance measurements in time-sensitive and legally compliant environments. A graduate of Queens University, Mr. Stanton has an Honours B.A. in History and Philosophy.

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The collection of secret intelligence enhances Canada’s ability to safeguard its national security with respect to terrorism, espionage, and foreign-influenced activities. The government’s appetite for timely and useful security intelligence has never been greater in this continually evolving, and diverse, global threat environment. How effectively our government uses intelligence to carry out its national security policies (law enforcement, support to military operations, diplomacy, and threat mitigation) relates directly to the usefulness of unique, and exclusive, secret information.    

We will take a deep dive into how intelligence is collected, review the complex world of disclosure and advisory mechanisms. We will acquire an understanding of the rationale underpinning the controversial threat disruption powers (Bill C 51), which strengthened Canada’s national security regime.  

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Intelligence Tradecraft and Government Machinery

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902

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10days before the course start date

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Daniel M. Stanton served for thirty-two years with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, including twelve years as an Executive Manager in operations. Mr. Stanton had a lengthy career in counterintelligence, counter-proliferation, and counterterrorism, with recognized expertise in human source recruitment, handling, validation, and training.   

Mr. Stanton is President of Promethean Intelligence Consulting, a leader in the development of Insider Threat risk assessments for private and public sectors, and for practical performance measurements in time-sensitive and legally compliant environments. A graduate of Queens University, Mr. Stanton has an Honours B.A. in History and Philosophy.

Audience: 

This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in national security, intelligence driven policy, S&I Review, and federal prosecutions, regardless of career path, and those aspiring to work in security/intelligence, military intelligence, Justice Canada, and Parliamentary Review. The workshop will deepen the knowledge base of those already employed within these fields.

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Intelligence Tradecraft and Government Machinery (Online Session)
February 9, 10, 2021
9:00 - 12:00
$499.00
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