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Analysis of the Lincoln Assassination; Intelligence Analysis is Worth 100,000 Words
Posted 2018-01-31 at 12:30PM
Post content by Cody Kantner, Director of Risk & Threat Intelligence at INA, Inc.
It has often been said a picture is worth a thousand words. A photograph can convey significant details about items, individuals, and locations. If one photograph has this much value, imagine the benefits of placing various images and icons into a document and linking them to tell a complex story. INA’s use of intelligence analysis allows complex stories to be told in a simple, yet useful and understandable format.
Often times investigators, lawyers, security professionals, and private citizens have complex problems that need expressing in a concise matter. Large volumes of information may be difficult to understand and difficult to explain. Intelligence analysis provides a method of taking these complex situations and large volumes of data and distilling them into an understandable format.
Information Network Associates (INA) is a premier intelligence analysis and monitoring company. INA’s intelligence analysts have the expertise to take complex problems and distill them into easily understandable presentations and reports. Utilizing specialized analysis products, presentation programs, graphics, and written analysis reports, INA provides clients with superior products that are easy to understand.
Utilizing IBM’s i2 Analyst Notebook, INA analysts create graphic representations of complex cases. While it may take a significant effort to explain information in a lengthy written report, a graphic representation of that information is more easily understood. Our culture is very visual and these types of analytical projects provide the ability to explain cases, threats, and risks in a visual medium.
Generally, what most people know of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is that he was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre. This analysis of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln created by INA analysts demonstrates that by utilizing link analysis, complex problems may be easily understood. At a quick glance, the link analysis provides important details of the case, the individuals involved, and the activity that occurred. While generally most people know Booth shot Lincoln, they do not know the type and caliber of weapon used. This analysis project offers that information in a visual format. It is understood Booth shot Lincoln, but how many know Booth also stabbed Major Henry Reed Rathbone who was also in the box with President Lincoln? This one link analysis chart unfolds a complex story of conspiracy, offers information about the conspirators, and delivers details about the efforts of the conspirators to escape justice. The analysis demonstrates how individuals are associated and information about their plot. The more one views the chart, the more the details of the case unfold.
The information this one chart provides could fill numerous reports, articles, and books. That is the power of intelligence analysis; it can make the complex understandable. INA can provide link analysis and other intelligence products to assist with your investigation. These products are useful for private investigators, lawyers, government officials, prosecutors, defense attorneys, corporate investigations, and more.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, an INA intelligence analysis is worth 100,000 words.
Contact INA today for all your intelligence analysis needs.