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The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

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© 2016 | 264 pages | CQ Press
Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring together an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community. This volume shows all-source analysts a full picture of how to better task and collaborate with their collection partners, and gives intelligence collectors an appreciation of what happens beyond their “stovepipes,” as well as a clear assessment of the capabilities and limitations of INT collection.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Some Important Definitions  
Eliot A. Jardines
Chapter 2: Open Source Intelligence
Defining Open Source Intelligence  
History of OSINT  
How OSINT Is Managed  
Who Produces OSINT?  
International OSINT  
Private Sector OSINT  
Types of Targets OSINT Works Best Against  
Future Trends in OSINT  
Michael Althoff
Chapter 3: HUMINT
What It Is  
How HUMINT is Managed  
Foreign Collectors of HUMINT  
Best Targets  
Future Trends  
William N. Nolte
Chapter 4: Signals Intelligence: Continuing Evolution
SIGINT: The Cryptologic Base  
From Morse Code to the First World War  
The First World War  
The Continued Evolution of SIGINT: The Interwar Years  
The Evolution of SIGINT: The Second World War  
SIGINT in the Cold War  
SIGINT: An Assessment  
The Information Revolutions and SIGINT: Computers, the Internet, and Cyber  
Darryl Murdock and Robert M. Clark
Chapter 5: GEOINT
GEOINT Defined  
A History of GEOINT  
GEOINT’s Main Attributes or Components  
How GEOINT is Managed  
International GEOINT  
The Types of Intelligence Targets Against Which it Works Best  
John L. Morris and Robert M. Clark
Chapter 6: MASINT
MASINT Defined  
A History of MASINT  
MASINT’s Main Sub-elements or Components  
How MASINT is Managed  
International MASINT  
The Types of Intelligence Targets Against Which MASINT Works Best  
Chapter 7: Managing Collection

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ISBN: 9781452217635