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: 8637

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


Missionen des israelischen Geheimdienstes

Author: Nissim Mischal


ISBN: 3732513793

Category: History

Page: 512

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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.

Operational Business Intelligence im Kontext der Analyse und Steuerung von Geschäftsprozessen

Author: Tom Hänel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658166355

Category: Computers

Page: 257

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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.

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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The general question addressed in this book "How can human organizational principles be used for multi-agent architectures?" is answered by an exploration of the possibilities to design multi-agent systems as artificial organizations. Key topics of this book: - a framework for multi-agent system design, based on human organizational notions and principles for distributed intelligent systems design - "Coordination mechanisms" in the form of "Problem Solving Methods", which can assist "Managers" and agent engineers in reasoning about coordination - the "Five Capabilities (5C) model" which is a conceptual framework bases on a generalization of typical agent intelligence competences, such as "autonomy", "interaction", "pro-activeness" and "reactiveness" - a multi-agent architecture capable of (semi)automatic reuse of Problem Solving Methods - "Ontology-based communication", in which the meaning and intention of message contents in agent communication is specified in "message content ontologies".

GeoSensor Networks

Author: Anthony Stefanidis,Silvia Nittel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203356861

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 5339

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 sections, each of which represents a major aspect of geosensor networks: databases; image processing; computer networks; and applications. Combined, these papers deliver an excellent snapshot of the state-of-the-art in these fields, and offer a thoughtful and balanced evaluation of the potential and emerging challenges of these networks.

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: 6579

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.

American National Security

Author: Amos A. Jordan,William J. Taylor, Jr.,Michael J. Meese,Suzanne C. Nielsen

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403226

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

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national security policy making; A discussion of the Department of Homeland Security and changes in the intelligence community; A survey of intelligence and national security, with special focus on security needs post-9/11; A review of economic security, diplomacy, terrorism, conventional warfare, counterinsurgency, military intervention, and nuclear deterrence in the changed international setting; An update of security issues in East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean; New material on globalization, transnational actors, and human securityPrevious editions have been widely used in undergraduate and graduate courses.

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: 8301

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.

Innovations in Swarm Intelligence

Author: Chee Peng Lim,Satchidananda Dehuri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642042244

Category: Mathematics

Page: 255

View: 8914

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.

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: 7165

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: 3970

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.

Special Warfare

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

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

View: 3449

Integrated Environmental Planning

A Landscape Synthesis

Author: James K. Lein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470999225

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 9481

This up-to-date and comprehensive reference presents the fundamentals of environmental planning, incorporating theory, practice and case studies. The book includes balanced coverage and real world examples to illustrate the concepts. Political, ethical, and societal considerations are all addressed. Presents the fundamentals of environmental planning and methodological material for analysis. Real world examples are provided to illustrate concepts. Political, ethical and societal considerations are addressed. Coverage is balanced between theoretical and practical.

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: 9484

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.

Intelligence Analysis

Author: Robert M Clark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452206120

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

View: 9850

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.