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Critical Thinking Skills for Intelligence Analysis

This chapter by Douglas H. Harris and V. Alan Spiker in the 2012 InTech book, Ergonomics: A Sytems Approach provides a model of critical thinking sufficiently specific to enhance understanding and to permit empirical testing. The model can, and has been, used to make testable predictions about the factors that influence critical thinking and about the associated consequences. It also identifies, describes and offers practical guidance to the development of training for the skills required for critical thinking in intelligence analysis.

In the last couple of decades a number of useful tools have been developed to support the intelligence analysis process, encompassing the functions of data collection, evaluation, collation and integration. However, intelligence analysis remains highly dependent on the cognitive capabilities, specifically the critical thinking skills, of the human analyst. For this reason, it is important for the success of the process to understand the inherent capabilities and limitations of the analyst and, in particular, the challenges that must be overcome through the design of analysis systems and in the training of critical thinking skills.

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Next-Generation Software Protection

This white paper describes a next-generation, software-protection technique that prevents powerful, emerging tools for software reverse engineering from successfully attacking compiled software to expose underlying, human-readable code. The white paper is written for software protection managers and software development professionals. The paper:
  • Presents the issues
  • Describes the new, broad-spectrum protection technique
  • Provides a proof-of-concept, next-generation, "heavy obfuscation" compiler
  • Identifies a strategy to protect national-interest software
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Handbook of Human Factors Testing and Evaluation (Second Edition)

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The second edition of this handbook, edited by Samuel G. Charlton and Thomas G. O’Brien, was published in 2002 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. It contains the chapter, "Human Performance Testing," by Doug Harris. Human factors testing and evaluation is the principal means of assuring that systems and products will be effective and usable before they are placed in the hands of operators or users. In this second edition of this well-received book, the coverage of human factors tools and techniques has been updated and the application case studies and examples have been expanded. In his chapter, Doug Harris provides a source of information and guidance for the development and use of performance tests; it is based on his experience in performance test design, administration, analysis and evaluation. The chapter also encompasses the earlier work of others in this area.

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In The Wake Of The Astrolabe: Review And Analysis Of Diaries Maintained By The Leaders And Physicians of French Remote Duty Stations

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A study for NASA to identify behavioral issues associated with long duration isolation and confinement at the French Antarctic base at Dumont d’Urville and at remote duty stations in the Indian Ocean.

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Bold Endeavors: Lessons From Polar and Space Exploration

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Based on 15 years of research for NASA and the Department of Defense, the book identifies the principles of habitability and presents more than 200 specific recommendations to facilitate human adjustment and performance under conditions of isolation and confinement. The recommendations focus on the design of space craft and space habitats, and the operation of long duration space expeditions, but they also apply to shorter missions, and to a variety of Earth-bound conditions. The research involved the study of conditions on Earth, such as submarines, Antarctic stations, polar expeditions, and voyages of discovery, that are comparable in important ways to what might be expected for future long duration space missions.

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Organizational Linkages: Understanding the Productivity Paradox

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Authored by a panel of the National Research Council and edited by Doug Harris, chair of the panel, the book is now in its second printing. The book examines the conditions under which improvements in individual performance are, and are not, realized at higher levels in an organization, focusing specifically on individual and organizational productivity. Theoretical issues and measurement problems are addressed, and in-depth examinations of organizational linkages in office automation, computer-aided design, and software engineering are presented.

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Anacapa Reports and Guidelines Available From NHTSA

Creating Impaired Driving General Deterrence: Eight Case Studies of Sustained, High-Visibility, Impaired-Driving Enforcement:

Validation of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Battery at 0.08 Percent BAC

Contributions of Traffic Enforcement to the War on Crime:

Safe Streets:

Checkpoint Guidelines

Speed Program Guidelines:

Visual Detection of DWI:

Aggressive Driving:

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