Intelligence Collection

How to Plan and Execute Intelligence Collection in Complex Environments

; Gary Citrenbaum

This book examines the theoretical and conceptual foundation of effective modern intelligence collection-the strategies required to support intelligence analysis of the modern, complex operational environments of today's military conflicts or competitive civilian situations such as business. Les mer
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This book examines the theoretical and conceptual foundation of effective modern intelligence collection-the strategies required to support intelligence analysis of the modern, complex operational environments of today's military conflicts or competitive civilian situations such as business.

Just as the old rules of conventional warfare and intelligence analysis do not apply fully in the 21st-century environment, neither does the traditional methodology of collecting intelligence on these elusive, adapting foes operating as complex adaptive systems (CAS)-adversaries that excel in today's complex contexts.



Intelligence Collection: How To Plan and Execute Intelligence Collection In Complex Environments proposes substantive improvements in the way the U.S. national security system collects intelligence and supports intelligence analysis. The work draws on the groundbreaking work of a diverge group of theorists ranging from Carl von Clausewitz and Sun Tzu to M. Mitchell Waldrop, General David Petraeus, and Orson Scott Card, communicating a unifying theory and ontology of thought for how America's intelligence collection professionals must learn to collect data as our country faces elusive, determined, and smart adversaries in nonlinear, dynamic environments. The new ideas presented will help the nation's intelligence collection specialists to amass a formidable, cumulative intelligence power, regardless of the level of war or the type of operational environment.

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"Collection management - the alignment of limited intelligence resources against the potentially unconstrained universe of information requirements - remains more art than science, despite numerous technical capabilities available to managers. Hall and Citrenbaum's book significantly shifts this ratio. Intelligence Collection provides the intellectual foundation defining collection management for both intelligence professionals and consumers; advancing a well-thought-out methodology with potential for making intelligence collection a de facto weapon system, capable of frustrating an adversary's intentions." -- Christopher Jackson, Chief, ISR Integration Division; U.S. Atlantic Command/U.S. Joint Forces Command "Collecting data on the chaotic, hidden, unexpected and sometimes irrational international sphere is the responsibility of intelligence collectors. For too long this side of the equation has been speculative, scattered, more art than science. We have tolerated finished intelligence based on faulty, sketchy, or micro inputs. In this sharply-organized book, Hall and Citrenbaum provide an original, tightly-reasoned approach to rapid, multi-stream collection. This will become the foremost reference for military intelligence collection planners, for national strategic analysts, and others which - linked to the authors' earlier work on Intelligence Analysis - now provides updated solutions to formulate answers to urgent, complex scenarios." -- S. Eugene Poteat, LL.D, President, Association of Former Intelligence Officers Former Senior Scientific Officer, Directorate of Science & Technology, CIA "This is a book about change - change in our metacognition (thinking about thinking) that forms the basis for how we think about intelligence collection operations. Brigadier General Mike Hall and his collaborator, Gary Citrenbaum, have authored another invaluable reference, an impressive how-to-do-it manual and an adventurous look into the soul of intelligence operations - the engine that makes everything run - collection. This book is a companion piece to their earlier work on analysis - and sets the standard for a contemporary examination of the single most important activity in the intelligence dynamic. Bravo to the writing team and their collaborators and helpers for illuminating what is usually hidden from view and thus frequently misunderstood and misperceived. This is a superb touchstone for future intelligence professionals... worthy of great app