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Intelligence Analysis A Target-Centric Approach, 1st Edition

Due to the ever-evolving tactics of our enemies, the American intelligence community has been compelled to find more effective methods of managing intelligence analysis. In Intelligence Analysis, Robert M. Clark demonstrates that a collaborative, target-centric approach leads to sharper and more effective analysis, while better meeting the needs of the end-user. Comprehensively revised to reflect the changes in the constantly shifting landscape of intelligence, the new fourth edition accounts for recent events and is rife with new examples throughout. Brand new and significantly revised coverage includes chapters on managing the analytic unit, analytic methodologies, and the analytic spectrum, bringing a heightened level of clarity to this outstanding, must-have resource. Clark’s practical information and insider perspective create the perfect resource for students and practitioners alike.

About the Author

Robert M. Clark is an independent consultant performing space systems threat analyses for the US Intelligence Community. He is also a faculty member of the Intelligence and Security Academy and a professor of intelligence studies at the University of Maryland University College. Dr. Clark served in the United States Air Force as a SIGINT collector and intelligence officer, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. At CIA, he held a variety of assignments that involved supporting the collection, processing and exploitation of HUMINT, SIGINT, and IMINT. As the President and CEO of the Scientific and Technical Analysis Corporation, he managed collection programs in the SIGINT, IMINT, and technical collection disciplines. Clark holds an SB from MIT, a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, and a JD from George Washington University. He is a presidential interchange executive, a member of the Virginia state bar, a charter member of the Association of Old Crows, and a patent attorney. Dr. Clark’s Intelligence Analysis: A Target-centric Approach is now in its fourth edition. His second book, The Technical Collection of Intelligence, was published in 2010.

The target-centric approach is all about getting away from the hierarchy of the intelligence process and attacking an intelligence problem by building synergy amongst all invested parties. This book also goes into all aspects of intelligence analysis: source verification, modeling for predictive intelligence, how to present information to policymakers, etc. A very valuable book for anyone interested in the intelligence analysis field.

This is a very comprehensive volume of thoughts and functions for how the Intelligence Analysis profession does work and how it could work better. The writing style and level is excellent for the college and higher reader and the content and layout is logical and builds well through the book.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 403 pages
  • Publisher: CQ Press (September 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452206120
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452206127
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches

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