Handbook of Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis

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Author: Hank Prunckun

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810871912

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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With the exponential growth in the intelligence field in the last few years, the profession has grown much larger and its mission more complex. Government and private sector security agencies have recruited intelligence analysts to process what has become a voluminous amount of raw information flowing into these agencies' data collection systems. Unfortunately, there is an unmet need for analysts who are able to process these data. For this reason there are a growing number of colleges and universities that offer intelligence training so that candidates for analyst positions can take-up their duties without protracted on-the-job instruction. Handbook of Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis offers students in such courses a way of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake intelligence work. This book acquaints students and analysts with how intelligence fits into the larger research framework. It covers not only the essentials of applied research but also explains the function, structure, and operational methods specifically involved in intelligence work. It looks at how analysts work with classified information in a security conscious environment, as well as obtaining data via covert methods. Students are left with little doubt about what intelligence is and how it is developed using scientific methods of inquiry.

Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis

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Author: Hank Prunckun

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442224339

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Since 9/11, the needs of intelligence agencies as well as the missions they conduct have increased in number, size, and complexity. This expanded and updated edition offers a way of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake intelligence work. It acquaints students and analysts with how intelligence fits into the larger research framework, covering not only the essentials of applied research, but also the function, structure, and operational methods specifically involved in intelligence work. It looks at how analysts work with classified information in a security conscious environment as well as obtain data via covert methods.

Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis

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Author: Hank Prunckun

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538125889

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This textbook offers a way of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake intelligence work. It acquaints students and analysts with how intelligence fits into the larger research framework. It covers not only the essentials of applied research, but also the function, structure, and operational methods specifically involved in intelligence work. It looks at how analysts work with classified information in a security conscious environment as well as obtain data via covert methods.

Studies in Intelligence

Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, Unclassified Articles from Studies in Intelligence December 2010

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Author: Center for the Study of Intelligence (U.S.),Central Intelligence Agency,Andres Vaart,Bruce Wells

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160877285

Category:

Page: 78

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Professional journal for members of the intelligence community which contains unclassified articles and book reviews about intelligence work and intelligence history.

Business and Competitive Analysis

Effective Application of New and Classic Methods

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Author: Craig S. Fleisher,Babette E. Bensoussan

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133101002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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Meet any business or competitive analysis challenge: deliver actionable business insights and on-point recommendations that enterprise decision makers can’t and won’t ignore! All you need is one book: Business and Competitive Analysis, Second Edition . This generation’s definitive guide to business and competitive analysis has now been thoroughly updated with additional methods, applications and examples. Craig S. Fleisher and Babette E. Bensoussan begin with a practical primer on the process and context of business and competitive analysis: how it works, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to communicate results. Next, they introduce their unique FAROUT method for choosing the right tools for each assignment. The authors then present dozens of today’s most valuable analysis methods. They cover “classic” techniques, such as McKinsey 7S and industry analysis, as well as emerging techniques from multiple disciplines: economics, corporate finance, sociology, anthropology, and the intelligence and futurist communities. You’ll find full chapters outlining effective analysis processes; avoiding pitfalls; communicating results; as well as drill-downs on analyzing industries, competitive positioning, business models, supply chains, strategic relationships, corporate reputation, critical success factors, driving forces, technology change, cash flow, and much more. For every method, Fleisher and Bensoussan present clear descriptions, background context, strategic rationales, strengths, weaknesses, step-by-step instructions, and references. The result is a book every analyst, strategist, and manager can rely on – in any industry, for any challenge.

Analyzing Intelligence

National Security Practitioners' Perspectives, Second Edition

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Author: Roger Z. George,James B. Bruce

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626160260

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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Analyzing Intelligence, now in a revised and extensively updated second edition, assesses the state of the profession of intelligence analysis from the practitioners point of view. The contributors—most of whom have held senior positions in the US intelligence community—review the evolution of the field, the rise of new challenges, pitfalls in analysis, and the lessons from new training and techniques designed to deal with 21st century national security problems. This second edition updates this indispensable book with new chapters that highlight advances in applying more analytic rigor to analysis, along with expertise-building, training, and professional development. New chapters by practitioners broaden the original volume’s discussion of the analyst-policymaker relationship by addressing analytic support to the military customer as well as by demonstrating how structured analysis can benefit military commanders on the battlefield. Analyzing Intelligence is written for national security practitioners such as producers and users of intelligence, as well as for scholars and students seeking to understand the nature and role of intelligence analysis, its strengths and weaknesses, and steps that can improve it and lead it to a more recognizable profession. The most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on professional intelligence analysis as practiced in the US Government, Analyzing Intelligence is essential reading for practitioners and users of intelligence analysis, as well as for students and scholars in security studies and related fields.

Applying Methods of Scientific Inquiry Into Intelligence, Security, and Counterterrorism

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Author: Sari, Arif

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522589783

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research is slowly yet steadily revolutionizing traditional education. However, multidisciplinary research can and will also improve the extent to which a country can protect its critical and vital assets. Applying Methods of Scientific Inquiry Into Intelligence, Security, and Counterterrorism is an essential scholarly publication that provides personnel directly working in the fields of intelligence, law enforcement, and science with the opportunity to understand the multidisciplinary nature of intelligence and science in order to improve current intelligence activities and contribute to the protection of the nation. Each chapter of the book discusses various components of science that should be applied to the intelligence arena. Featuring coverage on a range of topics including cybersecurity, economics, and political strategy, this book is ideal for law enforcement, intelligence and security practitioners, students, educators, and researchers.

Handbook of Warning Intelligence

Assessing the Threat to National Security

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Author: Cynthia M. Grabo,Jan Goldman

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 307

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Handbook of Warning Intelligence: Assessing the Threat to National Security was written during the Cold War and classified for 40 years, this manual is now available to scholars and practitioners interested in both history and intelligence. Cynthia Grabo, author of the abridged version, Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning, goes into detail on the fundamentals of intelligence analysis and forecasting. The book discusses the problems of military analysis, problems of understanding specific problems of political, civil and economic analysis and assessing what it means for analysts to have 'warning judgment.'

How to Undertake Surveillance and Reconnaissance

From a Civilian and Military Perspective

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Author: Henry Prunckun, PhD

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473859387

Category: History

Page: 192

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How to Undertake Surveillance and Reconnaissance offers you a systemic way to learn about these fascinating subjects—what they are and what they are not. In doing so, it will teach you how to employ the unique tradecraft associated with these interesting occupation in order to help you plan and carry out your own recon missions. In a world of growing complexity, you cannot afford to learn by trial-and-error or guess-work. This book steps you through the background to surveillance and reconnaissance, describe their use, and explain how they are conducted. It also looks at the essential pieces of equipment and training necessary to carry-out a successful mission. In addition, it discusses what's required to plan for a recon mission. Moreover, you'll learn how you can effectively deal with the reconnaissance efforts of your opposition who are targeting you—counterreconnaissance. Each chapter of this well referenced and thoroughly indexed book contains a list of key words and phrases, study questions, and a few learning activities that will assist you with your study of reconnaissance.