William M. Arkin and Alexa O'Brien
Since 9/11, the number of doctorates awarded to those in the US Intelligence Community has risen steadily — but many of those degrees are from online institutions and have nothing to do with science, engineering, or the social sciences.
Billions of federal dollars and the explosive growth in the Intelligence Community since 9/11 are having drastic effects on US schools. What does that mean for higher education — and for America's national security?
Data from approximately 90,000 résumés belonging to members of the United States Intelligence Community were adjusted with more than 50 weighted variables during months of analysis.
As the intelligence world becomes more technical and clogged with data, American universities have become training outposts for the military.