Intelligence Collection: How To Plan and Execute Intelligence Collection In Complex Environments

Author: Wayne Michael Hall,Gary Citrenbaum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313398186

Category: Political Science

Page: 505

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This book examines the theoretical and conceptual foundation of effective modern intelligence collection—the strategies required to support intelligence analysis of the modern, complex operational environments of today's military conflicts or competitive civilian situations such as business.

Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex Environments

How to Think in Complex Environments

Author: Wayne Michael Hall,Gary Citrenbaum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313382662

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 8574

This book offers a vast conceptual and theoretical exploration of the ways intelligence analysis must change in order to succeed against today's most dangerous combatants and most complex irregular theatres of conflict. • Includes quotations from a wide range of acclaimed thinkers • Offers an extensive bibliography of works cited and resources for further reading • Presents a comprehensive index

Activity-Based Intelligence: Principles and Applications

Author: Patrick Biltgen,Stephen Ryan

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608078779

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

View: 9972

This new resource presents the principles and applications in the emerging discipline of Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI). This book will define, clarify, and demystify the tradecraft of ABI by providing concise definitions, clear examples, and thoughtful discussion. Concepts, methods, technologies, and applications of ABI have been developed by and for the intelligence community and in this book you will gain an understanding of ABI principles and be able to apply them to activity based intelligence analysis. The book is intended for intelligence professionals, researchers, intelligence studies, policy makers, government staffers, and industry representatives. This book will help practicing professionals understand ABI and how it can be applied to real-world problems.

A Revolution in Military Adaptation

The US Army in the Iraq War

Author: Chad C. Serena

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589017838

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 7971

Describes the process of organizational adaption and revolutionary changes the U.S. Army underwent to defeat the complex insurgency in Iraq, who proved to be highly adaptive foes who could conduct networked operations despite being decentralized. Original.

Organizational Principles for Multi-Agent Architectures

Author: Chris van Aart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764372132

Category: Computers

Page: 204

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1. 1 Background In this work, we develop a framework for the design of multi-agent systems inspired by (human) organizational principles. Organizations are complex entities formed to ov- come various limitations of individual agencies, such as cognitive, physical, temporal and institutional limitations. There is a parallel between the complexity of organizations and multi-agent systems. Therefore, we explore the use of concepts, methods and techniques from human organizational design as architectural principles for multi-agent systems. Three research lines are presented: organizational modeling and coordination, interop- ability and agent models. Organizational modeling and coordination are concerned with how resources (i. e. agents) can be identi?ed and related to each other. In order to have agents cooperate, several issues of interoperability have to be addressed. Agent models deal with the design of individual intelligent software agents, taking into account typical features of agent intelligence. Every (human) activity raises two challenges: division of labor and coordi- tion [Mintzberg, 1993]. Division of labor is the decomposition of work (or goals) into various distinct tasks. Coordination refers to managing relations between these tasks to carry out the work. The patterns of division of labor, responsibilities (people who do the work), clustering of responsibilities into units and coordination between units can be de?ned by organizational structures [Galbraith, 1973]. The design of an organization should cover how one or more actors are engaged in one or more tasks, where knowledge, capabilities and resources are distributed.

GeoSensor Networks

Author: Anthony Stefanidis,Silvia Nittel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203356861

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 9255

GeoSensor Networks addresses multiple research challenges related to real-time geosensor data collection, management, analysis, and delivery. It examines these issues in a collection of papers submitted by experts in diverse research domains. Providing a cross-disciplinary forum that will foster collaboration and development, this volume has four s

Cooperative Information Agents XI

11th International Workshop, CIA 2007, Delft, The Netherlands, September 19-21, 2007, Proceedings

Author: Matthias Klusch,Koen V. Hindriks,Mike P. Papazoglou,Leon Sterling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540751181

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 5284

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 2007, held in Delft, The Netherlands, September 2007. The 19 revised full papers presented together with four invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information search and processing, applications, rational cooperation, interaction and cooperation and trust.

Mossad

Missionen des israelischen Geheimdienstes

Author: Nissim Mischal

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732513793

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9753

Kein Geheimdienst weltweit ist so bekannt, keiner so legendär und berüchtigt wie der israelische Auslandsgeheimdienst Mossad. Gefeiert wurde er für das Aufspüren des Kriegsverbrechers Adolf Eichmann, kritisiert für die Ermordung eines marokkanischen Kellners als Vergeltung der Attentate von München 1972. Doch wie arbeitet der Mossad genau? Was sind seine Methoden? Die israelischen Autoren Michael Bar-Zohar und Nissim Mischal zeigen ein Netz aus Spionage, Sabotage und Propaganda und sparen auch die zuletzt bekannt gewordenen Liquidierungen von hochrangigen iranischen Atomphysikern nicht aus.

Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems

Author: Dikai Liu,Lingfeng Wang,Kay Chen Tan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540899324

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 478

View: 8105

With the increasing applications of intelligent robotic systems in various ?elds, the - sign and control of these systems have increasingly attracted interest from researchers. This edited book entitled “Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems” in the book series of “Studies in Computational Intelligence” is a collection of some advanced research on design and control of intelligent robots. The works presented range in scope from design methodologies to robot development. Various design approaches and al- rithms, such as evolutionary computation, neural networks, fuzzy logic, learning, etc. are included. We also would like to mention that most studies reported in this book have been implemented in physical systems. An overview on the applications of computational intelligence in bio-inspired robotics is given in Chapter 1 by M. Begum and F. Karray, with highlights of the recent progress in bio-inspired robotics research and a focus on the usage of computational intelligence tools to design human-like cognitive abilities in the robotic systems. In Chapter 2, Lisa L. Grant and Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy present greedy search, particle swarm optimization and fuzzy logic based strategies for navigating a swarm of robots for target search in a hazardous environment, with potential applications in high-risk tasks such as disaster recovery and hazardous material detection.

Special Warfare

The Professional Bulletin of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

View: 9173


Environmental Information for Naval Warfare

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,National Academy of Engineering,Committee on Environmental Information for Naval Use

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309168430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 217

View: 8193

Accurate and timely environmental information can provide a tactical advantage to U.S. naval forces during warfare. This report analyzes the current environmental information system used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and recommends ways to address uncertainty and leverage network-centric operating principles to enhance the value of environmental information.

The Intelligence Community

Accompanying Report of the National Performance Review Office of the Vice President Washington, Dc September 1993

Author: Albert Gore

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788134035

Category:

Page: 38

View: 2120


Alternative Strategien

das Hearing im Verteidigungsausschuss des Deutschen Bundestages, die schriftlichen Gutachten und Stellungnahmen

Author: Alfred Biehle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 1113

View: 3838


Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications

Author: Larry B. Rainey,Andreas Tolk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118501748

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

View: 3235

“...a much-needed handbook with contributions from well-chosen practitioners. A primary accomplishment is to provide guidance for those involved in modeling and simulation in support of Systems of Systems development, more particularly guidance that draws on well-conceived academic research to define concepts and terms, that identifies primary challenges for developers, and that suggests fruitful approaches grounded in theory and successful examples.” Paul Davis, The RAND Corporation Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the underlying theory, methods, and solutions in modeling and simulation support for system of systems engineering. Highlighting plentiful multidisciplinary applications of modeling and simulation, the book uniquely addresses the criteria and challenges found within the field. Beginning with a foundation of concepts, terms, and categories, a theoretical and generalized approach to system of systems engineering is introduced, and real-world applications via case studies and examples are presented. A unified approach is maintained in an effort to understand the complexity of a single system as well as the context among other proximate systems. In addition, the book features: Cutting edge coverage of modeling and simulation within the field of system of systems, including transportation, system health management, space mission analysis, systems engineering methodology, and energy State-of-the-art advances within multiple domains to instantiate theoretic insights, applicable methods, and lessons learned from real-world applications of modeling and simulation The challenges of system of systems engineering using a systematic and holistic approach Key concepts, terms, and activities to provide a comprehensive, unified, and concise representation of the field A collection of chapters written by over 40 recognized international experts from academia, government, and industry A research agenda derived from the contribution of experts that guides scholars and researchers towards open questions Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications is an ideal reference and resource for academics and practitioners in operations research, engineering, statistics, mathematics, modeling and simulation, and computer science. The book is also an excellent course book for graduate and PhD-level courses in modeling and simulation, engineering, and computer science.

Strategic management

a new view of business policy and planning

Author: Dan Schendel,Charles W. Hofer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

View: 3685