INTELLIGENCE


AFCEA International (AFCEA), established in1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. AFCEA supports local chapters, sponsors events, publishes the award-winning SIGNAL Magazine, promotes education, and provides member benefits – all with the purpose of equipping its members to meet government’s challenges and to further their careers. AFCEA and its chapters provide a common ground for learning that is unquestioned in its integrity and unequaled in the breadth of its relationships. Over 32,000 individual members and over 1,900 corporate members support AFCEA International and we help them succeed and enable them to serve. AFCEA Intelligence was established in 1981 as part of AFCEA International to enhance the Association’s outreach to the Intelligence Community and to support intelligence professionals in the government, military and private sectors. AFCEA Intelligence provides its individual and corporate members with both connections and information. Through an extensive network of like minded professionals, AFCEA Intelligence members stay abreast of Intelligence Community issues, develop cross-community knowledge, and advance business objectives. In addition, the information gained through the interactive forums of AFCEA Intelligence allows its members to better understand how intelligence supports national security at all levels, the challenges and opportunities within the Intelligence Community, and how to collaborate more effectively with the government and private sector. By providing a resource emphasizing networking and professional development, AFCEA Intelligence brings together intelligence professionals from government and the private sector, including academe. Government has an outside source that it can come to for an industry perspective and industry has an influential voice with the Intelligence Community leadership and within the Intelligence Community agencies.
AFCEA Intelligence provides intelligence professionals with an association focused on intelligence challenges and opportunities. As part of the extended AFCEA International family, AFCEA Intelligence also provides linkage with an international association with over 32,000 individual members and over 1,900 corporate members highlighting command, control, communications and intelligence…and their interconnectedness.

Founded in 1993, the International Intelligence History Association was established to promote scholarly research on intelligence organizations and their impact on historical development and international relations. The Association’s international membership – consisting of historians, political scientists, cryptologists, active and former intelligence officials, and members of the armed forces – promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching in the field of intelligence history. Annual meetings provide a forum for academic exchange, and The Journal of Intelligence History, published by the IIHA, informs members and the broader public on matters pertaining to scholarly research on intelligence. In addition, the IIHA pulishes a series of books on Intelligence History. The most recent book is Cees Wiebes’ Intelligence and the War in Bosnia 1992-1995 published by Lit Verlag. Papers presented at IIHA meetings were recently published as Secret Intelligence in the Twentieth Century, Heike Bungert , Jan G. Heitmann, Michael Wala eds., by Frank Cass Publishers.

Welcome to the International Intelligence Summit™, a non-partisan, non-profit, neutral forum that uses private charitable funds to bring together intelligence agencies of the free world and the emerging democracies. At this past Summit a total of 31 foreign nations and entities were represented. The purpose of The Summit is to provide an opportunity for the international intelligence community to listen to and learn from each other, and to share ideas in the common war against terrorism. The Summit’s Advisory Council includes some of the leading figures active in the field today. The list of presenters at The Summit include many of the top leaders of the intelligence, espionage, counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence agencies from around the free world. The Summit is intended to be the most prestigious world conference on international studies, intelligence policy, terrorism, and homeland security.

The Canadian Intelligence Resource Centre (CIRC) is the first Internet website specifically and entirely dedicated to matters related to Canadian intelligence. This site presents a large selection of official and unofficial resources on Canadian intelligence matters ranging from common press articles to declassified government documents. This unofficial site is a personal initiative aimed at providing the public with a rich and interesting source of information on Canadian intelligence, and to facilitate research and debate in that field.

The Institute provides the government with the necessary expertise to conduct: cross-cutting mission analysis, strategic studies and assessments, development of models that baseline current capabilities, development of simulations and technical evaluations to assess mission-trade-offs, creation and evolution of high-level operational and system concepts, development of top-level system and operational requirements and performance metrics, operational analysis across the homeland security enterprise, and analytic support for operational testing evaluation in tandem with the government’s acquisition process. The Institute also works with and supports other federal, state, local, tribal, public and private sector organizations that make up the homeland security enterprise.
The HSSAI’s mission is to provide the government with the necessary expertise to conduct:
Cross-cutting mission analysis
Strategic studies and assessments
Development of models that baseline current capabilities
Development of simulations and technical evaluations to evaluate mission-trade-offs
Creation and evolution of high-level operational and system concepts
Development and top-level system and operational requirements and performance metrics
Operational analysis across the homeland security enterprise,
Analytic support for operational testing evaluation in tandem with the government’s acquisition process

HSSAI works with other federal, state, local, tribal, public and private sector organizations that make up the homeland security enterprise. HSSAI supports the Secretary’s top priorities of counterterrorism, border security, enforcement of immigration laws, disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, and departmental unification.
As a Department of Homeland Security FFRDC, HSSAI continues to:
Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the Department’s missions and operations
Maintain continuity and currency in Department-specific areas of expertise
Maintain objectivity and independence
Respond quickly and effectively to the Department’s emerging needs
Serve as a trusted agent, safeguarding all sensitive homeland security-related information, and avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest Leadership and Organization

Our mission areas include the following activities:

Intelligence Research
Publish Studies in Intelligence, the journal of the American Intelligence Professional.
Host independent research and publish books and monographs on intelligence topics

Intelligence History
Publish key documentary collections from the Cold War
Conduct oral history projects
Produce monographs on CIA history and the history of intelligence
Support State Department’s Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series

Historical Records
Promote public understanding of intelligence

Conferences and Seminars
Provide a forum for practitioners and scholars
Make important research widely available
Commemorate major historical events in the intelligence world
Interact with academic specialists

University Programs
Encourage and improve the teaching of intelligence
Sponsor CIA Officers-in-Residence on campuses

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) is a coalition of 17 agencies and organizations within the executive branch that work both independently and collaboratively to gather the intelligence necessary to conduct foreign relations and national security activities. Our primary mission is to collect and convey the essential information the President and members of the policymaking, law enforcement, and military communities require to execute their appointed duties.
The 17 IC member agencies are:
Air Force Intelligence
Army Intelligence
Central Intelligence Agency
Coast Guard Intelligence
Defense Intelligence Agency
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of State
Department of the Treasury
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Marine Corps Intelligence
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Reconnaissance Office
National Security Agency
Navy Intelligence
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Members of the IC collect and assess information regarding international terrorist and narcotic activities; other hostile activities by foreign powers, organizations, persons, and their agents; and foreign intelligence activities directed against the United States (U.S.). As needed, the President may also direct the IC to carry out special activities in order to protect U.S. security interests against foreign threats.

Confidențialtatea metodelor folosite pentru a culege, procesa şi distribui informaţii ajută adesea propagarea unei imagini distorsionate asupra intelligence-ului. Pornind de la această marotă, activităţile critice sunt dezvăluite şi explicate.
Jacques Baud este unul dintre puținii profesionisti ai informaţii cu un real talent de comunicator. Colonel în Statul Major General al armatei, dar și expert pentru Departamentul federal elveţian al Afacerilor Externe, a lucrat în timpul Războiului Rece în sfera intelligence, unde s-a concentrat în special asupra Pactului de la Varşovia. Autor a numeroase articole în anii ’90, în 1997 el a publicat o enciclopedie de informaţii care este acum la a treia editie.
Aceasta lucrare voluminoasă de 736 de pagini a fost iniţial destinat pentru clienţii profesionali şi de specialitate, devenind în scurt timp interesantă unui public mai larg. Problemele de intelligence abordate din perspectiva schimbărilor dramatice din ultimii ani sunt tratate pe palierul globalizării informaţiilor pentru crearea unor noi oportuniți, cum ar fi crearea de reţele de computere, preocupările legate de spionajul industrial, supravegherea guvernului sau de influenta mass-media.
Cartea lui Jacques Baud este organizat ca o enciclopedie clasică de articole, aranjate în ordine alfabetică şi, adesea, făcând referiri conexe, cu o cantitate considerabilă de tabele, grafice şi planșe.

Principala calitate a acestui enciclopedia este de a demistifica lumea intelligence-ului prin care arată, dincolo de structurile şi procedurile descrise în detaliu, adevărata eficacitate a serviciilor secrete existente în cadrul statelor.
Desigur, această carte oferă, de asemenea, o multitudine de informaţii şi cunoştinţe istorice sau tehnici împărtășită cititorului prin înscrucișarea surselor, pe care autorul le analizează și verifică conștiincios. Interesul său în fosta Pactului de la Varşovia şi a competenţelor de limbă rusă i-au permis să includă mai multe elemente de importanţă majoră asupra sferei de intelligence din timpul Războiului Rece – o perioadă care rămâne departe de a fi renuntat la toate secrete.
Dimensiunea educaţională a acestei enciclopedii, evident peste descrierile sobre şi precise, este completată de un conţinut extrem de informativ, oferind o imagine de ansamblu, dintre cele mai interesante, din spatele scenei din trecut.
Această carte este esenţială, dar trebuie să fie luate în considerare, de asemenea, parte a unui proiect personal unic, care oferă şi va oferi o imagine de ansamblu pe actorii şi acţiunile din umbră, care ne vor face astfel să înțelegem mai bine viitorul.
http://www.ina.fr/video/CPC97101339/jacques-baud-encyclopedie-du-renseignement-et-des-services-secrets.fr.html

With an estimated 90% of required intelligence available open source, it is imperative that intelligence analysts become adept at mining open sources. Recorded Future can help reduce research time, identify new sources, build timelines, chart networks, perform link analysis and more. You can learn more about our open source intelligence analysis tools on our web site, or if you’re a developer check out our news analytics API.


The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs este un institut de cercetare gazduit de Bush School of Government and Public Service al Universitatii Texas A&M. Institutul este numit în onoarea de Lt. Gen Brent Scowcroft, USAF (r), a cărui distinsa carieră în serviciul public a inclus si pozitia de National Security Advisor pentru preşedinţii Gerald Ford şi George Bush. Misiunea de baza a Institutului este să promoveze şi să difuzeze proiecte de cercetare axate pe politici în domeniul afacerilor internaţionale, prin sprijinirea facultatilor şi studenţi interesati, prin sustinerea de conferinţe internaţionale majore academice, şi acordarea de granturi pentru cercetătorii din afara, punandu-le tuturor la dispozitie colectiile Bibliotecii Bush.

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