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 has more than five decades of U.S. intelligence community experience. A USAF lieutenant colonel (retired), Dr. Clark 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 coauthor, with Dr. William Mitchell, of Target-Centric Network Modeling (2015) and Deception: Counterdeception and Counterintelligence (2019); and coeditor, with Dr. Mark Lowenthal, of Intelligence Collection: The Five Disciplines (2015). Dr. Clark also develops and teaches courses for audiences in academia, national intelligence, and the military. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University teaching graduate courses.


1. Introduction I. LITERAL COLLECTION 2. Open Source Intelligence 3. Human Intelligence 4. Communications Intelligence 5. Cyber Collection II. NONLITERAL COLLECTION 6. Overview of Nonliteral Collection 7. Collection Sensors 8. Collection Platforms 9. Optical Imaging 10. Radiometric and Spectral Imaging 11. Radar 12. Synthetic Aperture Radar 13. Passive RF 14. Acoustic and Seismic Sensing 15. Materials Intelligence 16. Biological, Medical, and Biometric Intelligence 17. Materiel Acquisition and Exploitation III. COLLECTION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 18. Managing Intelligence Collection Glossary SIGINT - William Nolte Open Source - Eliot Jardines GEOINT - Darryl Murdock MASINT - John Morris HUMINT - Michael Althoff, William Huntington

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781452271859
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9781452271859
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 1452271852

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