Since the creation of our Intelligence Services Division in 2005, CRA has offered a variety of intelligence products and services to meet the changing needs of our clients. Every day, field-deployed CRA analysts in state and major urban area Fusion Centers and other sites collect, analyze, and integrate threat-related information, author analytical products, and brief decision-makers at all levels of government. CRA’s intelligence services have vastly expanded throughout the last decade, and currently include:
- The provision of contracted criminal and intelligence analysts to Fusion Centers as well as other Federal, State, private, and international clients
- Scenario-based Analyst and Investigator Training Workshops and exercises customized for each location or agency
- Training on network analysis, social media analysis, cellphone/document exploitation (CELLEX/DOCEX), and investigative and computer forensics
CRA is consistently praised for the quality of our intelligence analysts, the high-degree of corporate support received in the field, and the specialized training and experience that each analyst brings to our clients. Our analysts have authored doctrine, threat reports, and bulletins for U.S. government projects, international working groups, the private sector, foreign governments, and Hollywood production companies filming overseas in high-risk locations.
Aside from day-to-day duties, our analysts are also frequently called upon to support CRA trainers and exercise support teams by integrating unclassified threat information into CRA training programs and exercise scenarios to ensure that our customers our training against realistic and current threats. CRA maintains an expansive reference library containing open-source terrorism threat information, group profiles, terrorist biographies, and archives of terrorist media statements, literature, martyrdom videos, IED-manufacturing manuals, and training footage. This reference library is used by CRA exercise scenario-developers for incorporation into training and exercise services.
Aside from our provision of analysts to Fusion Centers and international clients, CRA previously provided a team of intelligence analysts to support the Counter-Terrorism Division of INTERPOL-Washington. These analysts worked with international law enforcement and intelligence agencies on a variety of counterterrorism projects, including the targeting of foreign fighter networks in Afghanistan and Iraq, toppling pirate networks off the coast of Somalia, and combatting the proliferation of radiological and nuclear material. INTERPOL projects supported by CRA analysts resulted in multiple arrests, and have left INTERPOL with a collection of products and processes still being used today by their staff.