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Knowledge Management for the Intelligence Enterprise

Knowledge Management for the Intelligence Enterprise by Edward Waltz
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If you are responsible for the management of an intelligence enterprise operation and its timely and accurate delivery of reliable intelligence to key decision-makers, this book is must reading. It is the first easy-to-understand, system-level book that specifically applies knowledge management principles, practices and technologies to the intelligence domain. The book describes the essential principles of intelligence, from collection, processing and analysis, to dissemination for both national intelligence and business applications.

This unique resource provides a balanced treatment of the organizational and architectural components of knowledge management, offering a clear understanding of the system infrastructure, tools and technologies necessary to implement the intelligence enterprise. You explore real-world applications and get a detailed example of competitive intelligence unit design. Including over 80 illustrations, the book offers a highly practical description of enterprise architecture design methodology, and covers the full range of national, military, business and competitive intelligence.

Contents:

Knowledge Management and Intelligence -Knowledge in A Changing World, Categories of Intelligence, The Intelligence Disciplines and Applications, National and Military Intelligence, Business and Competitive Intelligence, The Intelligence Enterprise, The State of the Art and the State of the Intelligence Tradecraft, The Organization of this Book

The Intelligence Enterprise - The Stakeholders of Nation-State Intelligence, Intelligence Processes and Products, Intelligence Collection Sources and Methods, Human Intelligence Collection Methods, Technical Intelligence Collection, Collection and Process Planning,Knowledge Management in the Intelligence Process, Intelligence Process Assessments and Re-Engineering, The Future of Intelligence

Knowledge Management Processes - Knowledge and its Management, Tacit and Explicit Knowledge, Knowledge as Object and as Process, A Knowledge Creation Model, An Intelligence Use Case Spiral, A Taxonomy of Knowledge Management, Intelligence as Capital, Intelligence Business Strategy and Models, Intelligence Enterprise Architecture and Applications

The Knowledge-Based Intelligence Organization - Virtues and Disciplines of the Knowledge-Based Organization, Organizational Learning, Organizational Collaboration, Organizational Problem Solving, Tradecraft: The Best Practices of Intelligence

Intelligence Analysis and Synthesis - The Basis of Analysis and Synthesis, The Reasoning Processes: Deductive, Inductive and Abductive Reasoning, The Integrated Reasoning Process, Analysis and Synthesis as a Modeling Process, Intelligence Target in Three Domains, Marshalling Evidence and Argumentation

Implementing Analysis-Synthesis - Intelligence Consumer Expectations, Analysis-Synthesis in the Intelligence Workflow, The Role of the Human Analyst, Addressing Cognitive Shortcomings, Structuring Analysis, Countering Denial and Deception

Knowledge Internalization and Externalization - Human-Machine Information Transactions and Interfaces, Intelligence Analysis Workflow, Analytic Support Services, Analytic Tool Services, Visualization Services, Intelligence Production, Dissemination and Portals

Explicit Knowledge Combination and Transformation - Explicit Capture and Storage of Knowledge, Automated Correlation and Combination, Data Fusion, Data Mining, Integrating Data Fusion and Mining, Intelligence Modeling and Simulation

The Intelligence Enterprise Architecture - Intelligence Enterprise Operations, Describing the Enterprise Architecture, Architecture Design Case Study: A Small Competitive Intelligence Enterprise, The Value Proposition, The CI Business Process and Functional Flow, CI Unit Organization Structure and Relationships, A Typical Operational Scenario, CI System Abstraction, System and Technical Architecture Descriptions

Knowledge Management Technologies - Role of Technology In Knowledge Management, KM Research for National Security Applications, A KM Technology Roadmap, Key KM Technologies, Explicit Knowledge Combination Technologies, Human-Computer Tacit-Explicit Exchange Technologies, Knowledge-Based Organizational Technologies

Ed Waltz is technical director of intelligence systems at Veridian, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Case Institute of Technology and M.S. in computer information and control engineering from the University of Michigan. He is also the author of Information Warfare: Principles and Operations and co-author of Multisensor Data Fusion (Artech House, 1998, 1990).

Artech House; April 2003
373 pages; ISBN 9781580534864
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Title: Knowledge Management for the Intelligence Enterprise
Author: Edward Waltz