Assessment Drafting Skills

Assessment Drafting for analysts in the intelligence community

Yellow Hat has developed particular expertise in helping analysts working in the intelligence community. Clients have included HMRC, Defra, Police HQs, The Cabinet Office, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, UK Border Agency.

This focuses on the challenge of giving impact assessments and business cases authority and clear direction while preserving the detail necessary to maintain a balanced view, and for which the evidence can be variable.

Depending on the client’s focus, the range of topics includes using the Terms of Reference to articulate a clear purpose, presenting intelligence confidence levels, summarising what the balance of the evidence suggests, selecting key findings and evidence, and writing conclusions or comment sections. It shows how brief but rigorous planning will ensure a structure and presentation that will engage the reader’s respect and help produce the desired outcome.

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