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  • MAGIC: Interactive apps and games bring difficult concepts to life
  • QUINN: Learn and game at the same time with our interactive simulation
  • Resources: Open up a world of knowledge

Welcome to OCTANE, Online Critical Thinking and Analysis Environment

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OCTANE is a dynamic, interactive environment for analysts.


The Resources tab provides 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.

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

The Short Courses tab dispalys 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) contains a number of exciting APPs for exploring critical thinking and structured analytic techniques and well as growing in your understanding of the Intelligence Enterprise.

Intel Trivia is a fast-paced, two-person challenging trivia game. The trivia categories include world facts, critical thinking, threat capabilities, structured analysis, and relevant policy and doctrine. Challenge your wingman and see who is the best!

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

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-possible 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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