ECHO ACADEMY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GSA
Whether you enjoy a classroom setting or learning from your own home, we have you covered.
Available In-Person Courses
This course is designed for the Civil Affairs and PSYOP community. During this course, students will explore all the technical components associated with hardware, software, social media platforms, and open-source tools. This course has an emphasis on critical thinking and decreasing cognitive bias to gain an objective view of the research topic. Additional emphasis is placed on managing digital signatures to decrease organization and personal risk. Through the Fundamentals of Open-Source Research and Analysis Course students will gain a firm understanding of what is needed to plan and efficiently collect data to answer well defined research questions.
On Demand Classroom
Available On Demand Courses
During this course students will be introduced to critical thinking analysis techniques using the Discover, Develop, Monitor (D2M™) methodology through. Students will receive a basic overview of social media platforms and publicly available information. As the foundation for learning the advanced application of D2M™, student will be introduced to predictive analysis concepts and scenario development. Students will learn the basic procedures for setting up their computers and internet browsers, including information on how to mask their digital identities. The course also provides real-world examples and case studies to encourage students to use creative and critical thinking skills.