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Intelligence Collection

Intelligence Collection

By: Robert M. Clark (author)Paperback

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Robert Clark not only explains specific collection systems for analysts, but helps collectors work across boundaries and stovepipes, encouraging them to share collection approaches and to promote cross-pollination of ideas across the collection disciplines. The first part of the book covers open source (OSINT), human intelligence (HUMINT), communications intelligence (COMINT), and cyber collection , while the second part of the book is concerned with signals intelligence (SIGINT), imagery intelligence (IMINT), and others. There is also a chapter devoted to the management of intelligence collection. This full-colour guide is richly illustrated with images and graphics that help readers see examples of each type of collection material.

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).


1. IntroductionI. LITERAL COLLECTION2. Open Source Intelligence3. Human Intelligence4. Communications Intelligence5. Cyber CollectionII. NONLITERAL COLLECTION6. Overview of Nonliteral Collection7. Collection Sensors8. Collection Platforms9. Optical Imaging10. Radiometric and Spectral Imaging11. Radar12. Synthetic Aperture Radar13. Passive RF14. Acoustic and Seismic Sensing15. Materials Intelligence16. Biological, Medical, and Biometric Intelligence17. Materiel Acquisition and ExploitationIII. COLLECTION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY18. Managing Intelligence CollectionGlossarySIGINT - William NolteOpen Source - Eliot JardinesGEOINT - Darryl MurdockMASINT - John MorrisHUMINT - Michael Althoff, William Huntington

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781452271859
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9781452271859
  • ISBN10: 1452271852

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