Drug Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst Fellowship Program
~ 2002 ~
Open to Federal, State, and Local Drug Intelligence Analysts
The Counterdrug Intelligence Executive Secretariat (CDX) has established
an Exceptional Drug Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst Fellowship Program
to broaden and improve the skills of federal, state, and local law enforcement
intelligence analysts to meet counterdrug challenges in a changing global
environment. This program is intended to stimulate innovative thinking
and expand analytic horizons.
CDX is the full-time support staff to the Counterdrug Intelligence Coordinating
Group (CDICG). The CDICG oversees implementation of the General Counterdrug
Intelligence Plan (GCIP), which is intended to improve timely information
exchange and coordination among the components of the national counterdrug
intelligence architecture. Among the GCIP's specific goals is the enhancement
of counterdrug intelligence analyst training and education. This Fellowship
Program is one way to achieve this goal.
Each year, CDX will fund one or more drug law enforcement intelligence
analyst fellowships. The fellowship will provide professional enrichment
through activities tailored to the participant's interests. The analyst
has great latitude in the design of fellowship activities, with the stipulation
that the project have a clear counterdrug nexus. Projects may include,
but are not limited to, sabbaticals within the United States or abroad;
university studies or research; and temporary work assignments at federal,
state, or local government agencies or private sector enterprises. Projects
are supported for, and must be completed in, one year or less. The analyst
will submit quarterly progress reports to CDX and the analyst's parent
agency. The analyst will submit a final report 30 days after the end of
the program. CDX will publish the final reports produced in this program.Examples
of relevant project proposal topics include, but are not limited to:
of drug seizure collection methodologies of federal, state, and local
agencies to develop a National Drug Seizure database;
of the relationship among drug trafficking, money laundering, and terrorist
activities focusing on groups in Southwest Asia or South America;
and analysis of information-sharing media, focusing on internet technologies;
of link analysis software to investigative records.
This program will fund travel and per diem, tuition, books, computer software,
conference costs, and other incidental expenses. It will not fund computer
hardware. Expenditures per fellow will not exceed $50,000. The analyst's
parent agency must continue to pay the analyst's salary and benefits during
the fellowship period. Applicants must submit a budget estimate and narrative
explanation of expenses to be incurred during the fellowship period. Participants
are additionally required to submit to CDX quarterly expenditure reports,
with the quarterly progress reports.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Career drug law enforcement intelligence
analysts at the federal, state, or local level who meet the following
criteria are eligible for selection:
- A U.S.
citizen employed by a law enforcement organization within the United
as a drug law enforcement intelligence analyst;
- For federal
law enforcement intelligence analysts, series/grades GS-132/11 through
GS-132/15; mid-level and senior analysts in state and local law enforcement
analytic potential and self-motivation;
- Two years
of continuous full-time service at his/her agency as of application
of a Continued Service Agreement in which the analyst agrees to remain
with the parent agency for a period at least equal to three times the
length of the fellowship project period following the fellowship.
Applications will be forwarded to CDX through the analyst's organizational
chain of command. The chain of command must be at the appropriate agency
level to authorize the applicant's participation in the program. Applications
will consist of three parts:
- A short
biography of the applicant to include analytic experience, education,
honors, awards, and training.
description of the fellowship project to include an estimated budget
endorsement by the applicant's chain of command citing the analyst's
accomplishments and capabilities to include Eligibility Requirements
above. The endorsement must include agency authorization of the applicant's
participation in the program and commitment to continue his/her employment,
salary and benefits during the fellowship period.
Submit applications to:
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 30, 2002.
SELECTION: Applications will be reviewed by the CDX staff, and an
interview with a CDX panel may be required. Final selections will bemade
by the CDICG on or before June 30, 2002. The fellowships will begin between
the July and September, 2002. Selection of applications for CDIG consideration
will be based on how well the proposals respond to the following concerns:
- Is the
proposal original and clearly presented?
- Are the
proposal's goals realistic and can they be accomplished in the proposed
time frame (not to exfceed one year)?
the proposed project significantly enhance the applicant's value as
a career drug law enforcement intelligence analyst?
the project make a contribution to the drug law enforcement community?
INFORMATION: For additional information on the CDX Fellowship Program,
please contact Mary Lindquist, CDX Senior Interagency Projects Coordinator,
or Linda Fitzgerald, CDX Administrative Officer at (202) 353-1875.
learn more about the General Counterdrug Intelligence Plan, visit: