Chapter 11. Collect Intelligence

Collect Intelligence

Foreknowledge cannot be gotten from ghosts and spirits, cannot be had by analogy, cannot be found out by calculation. It must be obtained from people, people who know the conditions of the enemy.

 --Sun Tzu

Executive Summary

All individuals, businesses, and governments engage in some from of the intelligence process. This chapter discusses:

  1. The importance of intelligence

  2. Intelligence vs. information

  3. The steps in the intelligence cycle

  4. Sources of intelligence

  5. Evaluation of an organization’s intelligence capabilities

The Importance of Intelligence

The collection and analysis of information about the condition, intent, relationships, ...

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