A threat finance analyst is an individual with an important role in national security who helps to keep the United States safe from those terrorists who want to cause harm to the country and its infrastructure.A threat finance analyst works with the Department of Defense and other government agencies to protect the borders of the United States by assessing the risk of terrorism, understanding how these terrorists are financed and alerting organizations such as ICE, DoC, NCTC, CBP, NDIC, NMIC, CGIS, and the DIA.Some of the common tasks of a threat finance analyst are listed below:
- The threat finance analyst must be able to identify the financial rings surrounding and funding any and all terrorist networks of opposition. They must also be able to strategically gather this information and analyze it as a whole to develop a plan of attack against these networks of opposition by devising a plan to attempt to cut off funding for such terrorist attacks.
- A threat finance analyst must work diligently with the organizations mentioned above and other state and local agencies as a part of Task Force Quiet Storm in order to identify any type of terrorism. This includes identifying any terroristic threats in the form of terrorism, counter-drug, narco-terrorism, counterintelligence, insurgency, or any type of other operation that threatens the integrity or the systems associated with the Department of Defense.
- The threat finance analyst should posses a working knowledge of the agencies he or she is working both with and against. They will have to know the inner workings of all systems used by the agencies they are working with.
- The threat finance analyst must be prepared to analyze and figure out the meaning of large amounts of communications traffic that can be garnished from raw sources such as text, transactions, and other forms of formal data exchange. They must also piece together things by working cooperatively with other finance analysts.
- A threat finance analyst must be able to act as a guide or mentor to less experienced analysts so that they can learn the profession and perform well on the job. This requires the review of less experienced analysts work and providing recommendations on how these rookie analysts might improve their performance.