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: 827

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

Mossad

Missionen des israelischen Geheimdienstes

Author: Nissim Mischal

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732513793

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 3924

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.

CIA

die ganze Geschichte

Author: Tim Weiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596190591

Category:

Page: 864

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Operational Business Intelligence im Kontext der Analyse und Steuerung von Geschäftsprozessen

Author: Tom Hänel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658166355

Category: Computers

Page: 257

View: 6363

Tom Hänel untersucht die Erweiterung des Einsatzfeldes von Business Intelligence auf die Leistungsbeurteilung operativer Geschäftsprozesse. Dies schließt die Erstellung multidimensionaler Datenmodelle und CASE-basierter Systementwürfe ein, um Prozessdaten automatisiert zu integrieren und standardisiert zu analysieren. Der Autor entwickelt Methoden, die es Entscheidungsträgern ermöglichen, Technologien und Werkzeuge aus dem Bereich der analytischen Informationssysteme mit fachlichen Fragestellungen einer Analyse und Steuerung von Geschäftsprozessen in Einklang zu bringen.

GeoSensor Networks

Author: Anthony Stefanidis,Silvia Nittel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203356861

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 4904

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

Organizational Principles for Multi-Agent Architectures

Author: Chris van Aart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764372132

Category: Computers

Page: 204

View: 845

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.

11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

ICCWS2016

Author: Dr Tanya Zlateva and Professor Virginia Greiman

Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited

ISBN: 1910810827

Category: Reference

Page: 516

View: 5104

The 11thInternational Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2016) is being held at Boston University, Boston, USA on the 17-18th March 2016. The Conference Chair is Dr Tanya Zlateva and the Programme Chair is Professor Virginia Greiman, both from Boston University. ICCWS is a recognised Cyber Security event on the International research conferences calendar and provides a valuable platform for individuals to present their research findings, display their work in progress and discuss conceptual and empirical advances in the area of Cyber Warfare and Cyber Security. It provides an important opportunity for researchers and managers to come together with peers to share their experiences of using the varied and expanding range of Cyberwar and Cyber Security research available to them. The keynote speakers for the conference are Daryl Haegley from the Department of Defense (DoD), who will address the topic Control Systems Networks...What's in Your Building? and Neal Ziring from the National Security Agency who will be providing some insight to the issue of Is Security Achievable? A Practical Perspective. ICCWS received 125 abstract submissions this year. After the double blind, peer review process there are 43 Academic Research Papers 8 PhD papers Research papers, 7 Masters and 1 work-in-progress papers published in these Conference Proceedings. These papers represent work from around the world, including: Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, District of Columbia, Finland, France, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA.

Innovations in Swarm Intelligence

Author: Chee Peng Lim,Satchidananda Dehuri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642042244

Category: Mathematics

Page: 255

View: 7693

Over the past two decades, swarm intelligence has emerged as a powerful approach to solving optimization as well as other complex problems. Swarm intelligence models are inspired by social behaviours of simple agents interacting among themselves as well as with the environment, e.g., flocking of birds, schooling of fish, foraging of bees and ants. The collective behaviours that emerge out of the interactions at the colony level are useful in achieving complex goals. The main aim of this research book is to present a sample of recent innovations and advances in techniques and applications of swarm intelligence. Among the topics covered in this book include: particle swarm optimization and hybrid methods, ant colony optimization and hybrid methods, bee colony optimization, glowworm swarm optimization, and complex social swarms, application of various swarm intelligence models to operational planning of energy plants, modeling and control of nanorobots, classification of documents, identification of disease biomarkers, and prediction of gene signals. The book is directed to researchers, practicing professionals, and undergraduate as well as graduate students of all disciplines who are interested in enhancing their knowledge in techniques and applications of swarm intelligence.

Building Intelligent Agents

An Apprenticeship Multistrategy Learning Theory, Methodology, Tool and Case Studies

Author: Gheorghe Tecuci

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780126851250

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 9942

Building Intelligent Agents is unique in its comprehensive coverage of the subject. The first part of the book presents an original theory for building intelligent agents and a methodology and tool that implement the theory. The second part of the book presents complex and detailed case studies of building different types of agents: an educational assessment agent, a statistical analysis assessment and support agent, an engineering design assistant, and a virtual military commander. Also featured in this book is Disciple, a toolkit for building interactive agents which function in much the same way as a human apprentice. Disciple-based agents can reason both with incomplete information, but also with information that is potentially incorrect. This approach, in which the agent learns its behavior from its teacher, integrates many machine learning and knowledge acquisition techniques, taking advantage of their complementary strengths to compensate for each others weakness. As a consequence, it significantly reduces (or even eliminates) the involvement of a knowledge engineer in the process of building an intelligent agent.

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: 1368

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.

Intelligence Analysis

Author: Robert M Clark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452206120

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

View: 2783

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.

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: 8884

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.

Task-Directed Sensor Fusion and Planning

A Computational Approach

Author: Gregory D. Hager

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792391081

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

View: 6179

If you have ever hiked up a steep hill to reach a viewpoint, you will know that sensing can involve the expenditure of effort. More generally, the choice of which movement an intelligent system chooses to make is usually based on information gleaned from sensors. But the information required to make the motion decision may not be immediately to hand, so the system . first has to plan a motion whose purpose is to acquire the needed sensor information. Again, this conforms to our everyday experience: I am in the woods and don't know which direction to go, so I climb up to the ridge to get my bearings; I am lost in a new town, so I plan to drive to the next junction where there is sure to be a roadsign, failing that I will ask someone who seems to be from the locality. Why, if experiences such as these are so familiar, has the problem only recently been recognised and studied in Robotics? One reason is that until quite recently Robotics research was dominated by work on robot arms with limited reach and fixed in a workcell.