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Welcome to OCTANE, Online Critical Thinking and Analysis Environment

OCTANE is a dynamic, interactive environment for analysts.


Analytic Mind Project (AMP) - These short modules are designed to challenge your critical thinking skills. 

Short Courses - A series of brief, interactive experiences to educate the intelligence professional on various aspects of critical thinking and analytic tradecraft.

MAGIC (Mobile Applications and Games for Intelligence Courseware) - Exciting APPs for exploring critical thinking and structured analytic techniques and well as growing in your understanding of the Intelligence Enterprise.

CDASA (Certified DoD All-Source Analysis)  - Professional Certification Program that is part of DoD-wide initiative to professionalize the intelligence workforce. 

IntelTrivia - A fast-paced, two-person challenging trivia game. 

QUINN (Quantum Intelligence Neural Network) - An interactive game of flying an unmanned aerial vehicle through a scenario to learn and apply critical thinking techniques.

Resources - Listings of a large variety of critical thinking and analysis materials useful for improving personal thinking and analysis. There are on-line courses, lists of great websites from around the world, and helpful readings. Also listed are academic programs around the nation offering courses, certifications, and degrees in intelligence or intelligence-related studies. In addition, the schedule of critical thinking and structured analytic technique course at Goodfellow AFB, as well as Mobile Training Teams providing organizational training programs.

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OCTANE Feedback

OCTANE Feedback - All users of OCTANE are encouraged to provide feedback to the OCTANE development team on how we can improve the user experience, user interface, content, etc. We want to make OCTANE the best online critical thinking and analysis environment possible.

Your inputs will make a big difference. You can comment by sending an email to the OCTANE site administrator.

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