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The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection
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The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

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March 2015 | 264 pages | CQ Press
Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring together an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community. This volume shows all-source analysts a full picture of how to better task and collaborate with their collection partners, and gives intelligence collectors an appreciation of what happens beyond their “stovepipes,” as well as a clear assessment of the capabilities and limitations of INT collection.
William Nolte
SIGINT
Eliot Jardines
Open Source
Darryl Murdock
GEOINT
John Morris
MASINT
Michael Althoff, William Huntington
HUMINT
 
Chapter 1: Introduction
Some Important Definitions

 
References

 
Eliot A. Jardines
Chapter 2: Open Source Intelligence
Defining Open Source Intelligence

 
History of OSINT

 
How OSINT Is Managed

 
Who Produces OSINT?

 
International OSINT

 
Private Sector OSINT

 
Types of Targets OSINT Works Best Against

 
Future Trends in OSINT

 
References

 
Michael Althoff
Chapter 3: HUMINT
What It Is

 
History

 
How HUMINT is Managed

 
Foreign Collectors of HUMINT

 
Best Targets

 
Future Trends

 
References

 
William N. Nolte
Chapter 4: Signals Intelligence: Continuing Evolution
SIGINT: The Cryptologic Base

 
From Morse Code to the First World War

 
The First World War

 
The Continued Evolution of SIGINT: The Interwar Years

 
The Evolution of SIGINT: The Second World War

 
SIGINT in the Cold War

 
SIGINT: An Assessment

 
The Information Revolutions and SIGINT: Computers, the Internet, and Cyber

 
References

 
Darryl Murdock and Robert M. Clark
Chapter 5: GEOINT
GEOINT Defined

 
A History of GEOINT

 
GEOINT’s Main Attributes or Components

 
How GEOINT is Managed

 
International GEOINT

 
The Types of Intelligence Targets Against Which it Works Best

 
References

 
John L. Morris and Robert M. Clark
Chapter 6: MASINT
Introduction

 
MASINT Defined

 
A History of MASINT

 
MASINT’s Main Sub-elements or Components

 
How MASINT is Managed

 
International MASINT

 
The Types of Intelligence Targets Against Which MASINT Works Best

 
References

 
 
Chapter 7: Managing Collection
References

 

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection fills a real need for a basic guide to the key intelligence disciplines.  It will be especially useful to intelligence practitioners and users of intelligence who need to know how intelligence is collected as well as the strengths and limitations of collection methods. Those who teach intelligence and national security issues, as I do, will find this book of immense utility. Lowenthal and Clark are extremely well qualified to compile this work because both are "insider" career intelligence professionals of the highest order who know their subject.”

R. Heitchue
The Bush School of Government and Public Service

“Lowenthal and Clark have done us a major service with this edited work. By organizing it around the five major intelligence “disciplines” (human, signals, geospatial, measurement and signature, and open source), they show us how each has developed over time, in collecting and analyzing information, in support of U.S. national security. Though all the authors have technical expertise, the work is clearly written and is accessible to a wide variety of audiences, including students, novice analysts, policymakers, and even the public, who need to understand the strengths—and limitations—of intelligence. I highly recommend it.”

Mark T. Clark, Ph.D.
National Security Studies and Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence

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