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Unlimited Impossibilities: Intelligence Support to the Deepwater Horizon Response

Author CAPT Erich M. Telfer, USCG

In Unlimited Impossibilities: Intelligence Support to the Deepwater Horizon Response, CAPT Erich M. Telfer of the U. S. Coast Guard examines the Intelligence Community and Coast Guard response to the 2010 BP oil explosion on Deepwater Horizon, which spilled tons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Telfer points out problems that hampered the response and suggests approaches for better communication and coordination in future responses.

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The Blue Planet: Informal International Police Networks and National Intelligence

Author Michael D. Bayer

Bayer’s book addresses the question of how the United States can engage international partners more eff ectively to address worldwide manifestations of destabilizing violence, oft en indiscriminately labeled “terrorism.” Bayer researched and wrote this book while participating in the Research Fellows Program under the Center for Strategic Intelligence Research (CSIR) at the National Defense Intelligence College (NDIC), Washington, DC. He received much support and assistance from two CSIR editors, Dr. William Spracher and Dr. Russell Swenson.

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Finding Leaders: Preparing the Intelligence Community for Succession Management

Author E. L. Hatfield

This paper highlights and explains the stance of various agencies within the U.S. Intelligence Community toward the adoption of succession management principles, which in turn aim to foster a more systematic approach to the development of future agency and Community leaders. This work thereby offers Community managers an inter-agency perspective from a neutral but well-informed point of view.

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Educing Information: Interrogation: Science and Art Foundations for the Future

Author Intelligence Science Board

Educing Information is a profoundly important book because it offers both professionals and ordinary citizens a primer on the “science and art” of both interrogation and intelligence gathering. Because this is a book written by and for intelligence professionals, it starts exactly where one might expect it to start – with Dr. Robert Coulam’s superb discussion of the costs and benefits of various approaches to interrogation.

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Improving the Law-Enforcement-Intelligence Community Relationship

Author Intelligence Science Board

“Can’t We All Just Get Along” The FBI vs. CIA turf battles of the Cold War are the stuff of Washington legend. Things are much better now. They were getting better anyway, and then 9/11 accelerated the process. But…there is room for improvement. The first essays here lay out some of the intelligence techniques that have proven effective in either Law Enforcement (LE) or the Intelligence Community (IC) and that might be useful to exchange and apply. They are followed by essays that point out some of the diffi culties inherent in integrating the two communities. We conclude with a few abstracts of recent work done at the National Defense Intelligence College on other aspects of this topic. The bibliography is a compilation of key sources from the authors’ works but is by no means exhaustive.

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Managing the Private Spies: Use of Commercial Augmentation for Intelligence Operations

Author Glenn J. Voelz

This study assesses the value of current commercial activities used within DoD elements of the Intelligence Community, particularly dealing with operational functions such as analysis, collection management, document exploitation, interrogation, production, and linguistic support.

The author conducted data collection and interviewed personnel assigned within DoD agencies, Combined Command, and Joint Task Force intelligence staffs. A holistic evaluation of current contract management practices was conducted using findings from several recent government studies and critiques of ongoing commercialization initiatives. The evaluation focused primarily on the efficacy of the contract development process, management procedures, and how commercial services were integrated into the operational intelligence cycle.

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Shooting the Front

Author Terrence J. Finnegan

This comprehensive resource will interest military history and aviation enthusiasts, as well as persons in the intelligence field and the coordinating illustrations, that include aircraft, ameras, people, aerial photos, and maps varying in scales, enhance the readers’ experience.

What is remarkable about photography’s role in the war is photography was already a well established fixture of the modern 19th century society. The aura of aviation’s beginnings reflected countless attempts to consolidate known technologies into a reliable and workable framework. It was the aeroplan that became the driving force of aeiral observation in the Great War. It’s ability to command the high ground and provide a concise view of the battle area, both tactically and strategically, would enamor both combatants and the public at large to new methods of warfare. Aerial observation quickly became an important resource as the forces maneuvered in the drive towards Paris.

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The Coast Guard Intelligence Program Enters the Intelligence Community

Author Kevin E. Wirth

This work builds on earlier publications in this series, particularly Occasional Paper Number Nine, The Creation of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency: Congress’s Role as Overseer, by Anne Daugherty Miles. The author of the present paper has examined how the Coast Guard became a member of the Intelligence Community, how Congress was involved, and how Congress will likely be increasingly involved in the organization of the Community. Derived from a thesis completed in 2003, this paper illustrates the importance of gathering electronic data immediately, since much of the reference material on which this study is based existed only as informal e-mail
or documents stored on computers. Much of it likely would have been erased had the research started even a year later.

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The Creation of the National imagery and Mapping agency: Congress’s Role as Overseer

The case study presented here illustrates the combination of personality and process that resulted in the establishment of NIMA in 1996. It has been written specifically for those who are studying Congress and the U.S. Intelligence Community. It highlights the role of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and how those committees interact with other committees—most specifically the Armed Services Committees. It augments the few good sources that exist on this very narrow subject—the most important being Frank Smist’s

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Out of Bounds: Innovation and Change in Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis

Editor: Deborah Osborne

Deborah Osborne’s Out of Bounds: Innovation and Change in Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis addresses the changing nature and role of analysis in policing. Osborne’s examination, though, focuses not only on the analytical process, but on the analysts— critical actors who function with relative anonymity.

In the novel and on the movie screen, the suave detective and the hard-bitten-but-sensitive street cop get the glory. But behind the scenes in the real world, a crucial foundation of good police work is the collection, assimilation, analysis, and communication of information about events, places and people. Crime and intelligence analysis is the back-office process that frequently underlies the solved crime, the ameliorated problem, and the effective prevention strategy.

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The Sources of Islamic Revolutionary Conduct

Authored by Stephen P. Lambert

The National Defense Intelligence College supports and encourages research on intelligence issues that distills lessons and improves Intelligence Community capabilities for policy-level and operational consumers Y: The Sources of Islamic Revolutionary Conduct, Major Stephen P. Lambert, U.S. Air Force This product has been reviewed by senior experts from academia and government, and has been approved for unrestricted distribution by the Directorate for Freedom of Information and Security Review, Washington Headquarters Services. It is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service (

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The Intelligence Archipelago

Author Melanie M. H. Gutjar

In this book, Melanie Gutjahr addresses the documentation surrounding the history of U.S. national intelligence reform efforts, going back almost to the beginning of post-WWII intelligence. She examines the question of whether the Intelligence Community appears capable of reshaping itself quickly and effectively enough to cope with 21st century expressions of globalization. Finding a negative answer to that question, she goes on to address the prospect that Congress may generate the wherewithal to effect a transformation in intelligence matters by building on the Intelligence Reform Act of 2004.

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Bringing Intelligence About

Edited by Russel Swenson

The title chosen for this book carries two meanings. The more straightforward interpretation of “Bringing Intelligence About,” and the principal one, refers to the book’s coverage of wide-ranging sources and methods employed to add value to national security-related information—to create “intelligence.” A second meaning, not unrelated to the first, refers to the responsible agility expected of U.S. intelligence professionals, to think and act in such a way as to navigate information collection and interpretation duties with a fix on society’s shifting but consensual interpretation of the U.S. Constitution

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Intelligence Professionalism in the Americas

Editors: Russell G. Swenson and SusanaC. Lemozy

This book examines ways in which intelligence develops its characteristic standards of accuracy and duty. It considers the effects of formal legal codes and democratic oversight, but a principal conclusion emerging from it is the importance of professional training. Its implicit sub-text is indeed that standards of intelligence analysis and ntegrity should be properly taught, and not just caught by osmosis from one’s seniors. At least for this British reader, the amount of formal analytic training in the relatively modest national intelligence systems described here is surprising and thought-provoking, perhaps salutary.

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Courting A Reluctant Ally

Author Greogry J. Florence

The National Defense Intelligence College supports and encourages research on intelligence issues that distills lessons and improves support to policy-level and operational consumers As the U.S. Intelligence Community debates how to engage in intelligence cooperation and information sharing with a variety of other countries, in the face of non-state malefactors, we need not remain without a rudder. Lieutenant Commander Florence demonstrates in this book that the question of how to proceed toward useful information sharing and cooperation can be addressed by exploiting our national archives. His research reveals how a contentious, interwar relationship between the U.S. and the UK evolved into a special relationship as information sharing and cooperation in intelligence creation and use became indispensable. This publication highlights the value of historical research carried out by candidates for the degree of Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence.

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