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Corporate Security Intelligence and Strategic Decision Making by Justin Crump

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Chapter 8

Collation

Chapter Objectives

  1. To emphasize why collation is such an important activity, despite often being overlooked.
  2. To discuss some of the common failures of collation, which can undermine the intelligence process.
  3. To introduce the key concepts and best practices around collation activities in the corporate environment.

Introduction

The collation element of the intelligence cycle is often maligned and neglected in studies of the subject, but it is of vital importance. Though an efficient and accurate process of collation is no guarantor of good analysis, an unsuitable, underdeveloped, or even absent collation system can effectively hamper the workings of analysts and prevent the production of quality actionable intelligence. If ...

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