RECOBIA - Reduction of Cognitive Biases in Intelligence Analysis

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This Strategic Note originates from the work conducted in the FP7 RECOBIA project as well as an article published by Axel Dyèvre in the January 2015 issue of the French magazine “Revue de la Défense Nationale”. The original version of this note was published in French in June 2015. It presents the key...

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Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the RECOBIA newsletter!

The RECOBIA consortium is delighted to send you the third issue of the RECOBIA newsletter.

The objective of the FP7-funded RECOBIA project is to improve the quality of intelligence analysis. To this end the 9 partners of the RECOBIA consortium will provide an assessment of cognitive biases and identify how the cognitive biases affect intelligence analysis....

The 4th RECOBIA workshop was held in Madrid on 13 and 14 November 2013. This workshop was attended by 20 intelligence professionals.

This document details the first parts of the WP5 work:  Formalisation of cognitive biases and critical intelligence situations and Measurement of the criticality of the cognitive biases in the intelligence process. 

To this end, in this report:

- The cognitive biases are mapped against phases in the intelligence process

- Critical intelligence situations are presented (the Key Intelligence Tasks - KITs)

- A state of the art of methods on metrics, frameworks and tools, and risk assessment principles for CB reduction is also made.






Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the RECOBIA newsletter!

The RECOBIA consortium is delighted to send you the second issue of the RECOBIA newsletter.

The objective of...


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The third RECOBIA workshop was held in Madrid on 4 & 5 April 2013 and was attended by fifteen intelligence professionals working for European...


Over the course of the past year, the RECOBIA project has undertaken a detailed review of the traditional intelligence cycle, namely planning and direction, processing, collection, analysis and production, and dissemination. We evaluated each of these stages with reference to academic theory, the real world experience of European intelligence professionals, and our own experience as practitioners and consultants. This report presents a synthesis of our findings.