Open Source Intelligence in a Networked World

Open Source Intelligence in a Networked World

by Anthony Olcott

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ISBN-13: 9781441166081
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/17/2012
Series: Continuum Intelligence Studies , #7
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anthony Olcott is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Intelligence, and was Officer in Residence at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. While at the Director of National Intelligence's Open Source Center, he served as Senior Analyst in the Emerging Media Group, and also as an Expert Analyst covering Russia and Central Asia. Olcott has received numerous awards and citations from the intelligence community.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acronyms xvii

Part 1 When "information retrieval system" meant the memory of the oldest employee 1

1 The screwballs of K Street and the bad-eyes brigade 3

2 Intelligence analysis and open sources - the early days 23

3 "Not indigestion but gluttony" 47

Part 2 The "information iceberg" tips over 73

4 Collecting puzzle pieces while mysteries abound 75

5 Six qualities of information… 101

6 So what? Addressing the signal-to-noise problem 133

Part 3 So what now? 151

7 Improving information "food searches" 153

8 Narratives of persuasion and the battle for attention 177

9 A world awash in images 207

Part 4 Conclusion 231

10 Don't be surprised by surprise 233

Bibliography 261

Index 277

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