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Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach (5th Revised edition)

Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach (5th Revised edition)

By: Robert M. Clark (author)Paperback

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The book includes material on the intelligence cycle, collection, managing analysis and dealing with intelligence customers. Combining a practical approach to modelling with his insider perspective, Clark creates an ideal resource for students and practitioners alike.

About Author

Robert M. Clark currently is an independent consultant performing threat analyses for the U.S. Intelligence Community. He also develops and teaches intelligence graduate courses for Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. He previously was a faculty member of the DNI's Intelligence Community Officers' Course and course director of the DNI's Introduction to the Intelligence Community course. Dr. Clark, a USAF lieutenant colonel (retired), served as an electronics warfare officer and intelligence officer. At the CIA, he was a senior analyst and group chief responsible for developing analytic methodologies. He was cofounder and CEO of the Scientific and Technical Analysis Corporation, a privately held company serving the U.S. Intelligence Community. Clark holds an SB from MIT, a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, and a JD from George Washington University. Beyond analyzing wicked intelligence issues, his passion is writing on the topic of intelligence. His books include Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach (5th edition, 2016), The Technical Collection of Intelligence (2010), and Intelligence Collection (2014). He is co-author, with Dr. William Mitchell, of Target-Centric Network Modeling (2015); and co-editor, with Dr. Mark Lowenthal, of Intelligence Collection: The Five Disciplines (2015).


Chapter 1: Introduction Why Intelligence Fails What the Book Is About Summary NotesChapter 2: Intelligence in Twenty-First-Century Century Conflict Nature of Twenty-First-Century Century Conflict Tools of Conflict The Conflict Spectrum The Function of Intelligence Summary NotesPart I: The Analysis ProcessChapter 3: The Intelligence Process The Traditional Intelligence Cycle Intelligence as a Target-Centric Process The Target Summary NotesChapter 4: Defining the Intelligence Issue Statement of the Issue The Issue Definition Product Issue Decomposition Complex Issue Decomposition Structured Analytic Methodologies for Issue Definition Example: Defining the Counterintelligence Issue Summary NotesChapter 5: Conceptual Frameworks for Intelligence Analysis Analytic Perspectives - PMESII Modeling the Intelligence Target Modeling Using PMESII Using Models in Analysis Summary NotesChapter 6: Overview of Models in Intelligence Creating a Conceptual Model Textual Models Mathematical Models Visual Models Advanced Target Models Target Model Combinations Alternative and Competitive Target Models Summary NotesChapter 7: Creating the Model Existing Intelligence Sources of New Raw Intelligence Evaluating Evidence Combining Evidence Structured Augmentation A Note About the Role of Information Technology Summary NotesChapter 8: Denial, Deception, and Signaling Denial Deception Defense against D&D: Protecting Intelligence Sources and Methods Higher Level Denial and Deception Countering Denial and Deception Signaling Analytic Tradecraft in a World of Denial and Deception Summary NotesChapter 9: Systems Modeling and Analysis Analyzing an Existing System: The Mujahedeen Insurgency Analyzing a Developmental System: Methodology Performance Schedule Risk Cost Operations Research Summary NotesChapter 10: Network Modeling and Analysis Link Models Network Models Some Network Types Modeling the Network Analyzing the Network Summary NotesChapter 11: Geospatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis Static Geospatial Models Temporal Models Dynamic Geospatial Models Summary NotesPart II: The Estimative ProcessChapter 12: Predictive Analysis Introduction to Predictive Analysis Convergent and Divergent Phenomena The Estimative Approach Summary NotesChapter 13: Estimative Forces Inertia Countervailing Forces Contamination Synergy Feedback Unintended Consequences Summary NotesChapter 14: Scenarios Why Use Scenarios? Types of Scenarios Scenario Perspectives How to Construct Scenarios Indicators and the Role of Intelligence A Scenario Exercise: The Global Information Environment in 2020 Summary NotesChapter 15: Simulation Modeling Types of Simulations Creating and Running a Simulation Simulations Used in Intelligence Analysis Decision Modeling and Simulation Checking the Decision Model: Red Team Analysis Summary NotesPart III: Systems and Network Views of AnalysisChapter 16: A Systems View: Function Intelligence Research Current Intelligence Indications and Warning What Should an Intelligence Unit Produce? Limits and Boundaries The Pathology of Failures Summary NotesChapter 17: A Systems View: Process Identify the Customer Planning the Analysis Project Managing Team Efforts Preparing the Analytic Product Reviewing the Analytic Product Evaluating the Analytic Product Summary NotesChapter 18: A Systems View: Structure Topical or Regional Structure? The Analyst Analytic Teams Summary NotesChapter 19: A Network View: The Customer Overview of Customers Analyst-Customer Interaction Summary NotesChapter 20: A Network View: The Collector The U.S. Collection Management Problem Interrelating the Issue and Target Model Identifying Gaps Developing the Collection Strategy Planning for Future Collection: Filling the Long-Term Gaps Executing Collection Strategies Summary Notes

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781506316819
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9781506316819
  • ISBN10: 1506316816
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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