Reduced to its simplest terms, intelligence is knowledge and foreknowledge of the world around us—the prelude to decision and action by US policymakers. ---Central Intelligence Agency
The 21st century is a time of transformative change, where governments and industries must understand and forecast current and future events in a way unprecedented in human history. The Citadel has dedicated itself to preparing public and private intelligence community professionals to meet the challenges of a changing and uncertain world. With its commitment to ethical leadership as well as excellence in the classroom, The Citadel is uniquely qualified to offer a curriculum in the emerging field of Intelligence and Security Studies.