The Fundamentals of Intelligence
- To present the fundamental theoretical ideas underlying all intelligence work, whether in the public or private sector.
- To demonstrate the knowledge-data hierarchy and explain how data, information, and intelligence are different concepts.
- To introduce readers to the intelligence cycle and explain why some are critical of it.
- To introduce the key roles and responsibilities within the intelligence team.
We discussed the aim and purpose of intelligence throughout the Section 1 of this book. To condense and summarize this previous discussion, the aim is to provide accurate, timely, relevant, and, ideally, actionable knowledge and insight into changes in the security environment. ...