10 NASIC members selected for FY16 Quality of Analysis Program

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  • By Senior Airman Samuel Earick
  • National Air and Space Intelligence Center Public Affairs
The Air Force selected 10 National Air and Space Intelligence Center personnel for the Fiscal Year 2016 Quality of Analysis Program in an announcement Feb. 2, 2016.

Thirty-one intelligence analysts were selected from the 57 people who submitted packages for consideration. The 10 NASIC members were the largest single group selected from any command organization.

The Air Force's Quality of Analysis Program allows the selected analysts to receive funding for them to further their training, go to conferences and to better themselves to be more effective at the job they do.

“I know a lot of times people get frustrated because our training budget is small and it is difficult to attend a class you want to go to, or there is a very relevant conference that you would like to attend to learn new things, but it’s difficult to get the funding to attend it,” said Kendall Draeger, one of the 10 selected from NASIC. “I would like to encourage others that if there are things you would like to do to better your analysis, this is a good avenue for it.”

The personnel were chosen based on the objectives, justification, potential benefits to the Air Force, and the potential for improving the quality of the Air Force analysis that was put into their packages.

“More people should definitely apply as it is a great opportunity and broadens the skill set and knowledge of NASIC employees,” said René Valenzuela, another selected NASIC member. “I think the program is very important as it gives us a chance to explore specific (temporary duty) and learning opportunities that would not otherwise be available.”