Knowledge Management in the Intelligence Enterprise

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Artech House, 2003 - Business & Economics - 357 pages
This system-level resource specifically applies knowledge management principles, practices and technologies to the intelligence domain. Designed for those responsible for the management of an intelligence enterprise operation and its delivery of reliable intelligence to key decision-makers, the text describes the essential principles of intelligence, from collection, processing and analysis to dissemination, for both national intelligence and business applications. The author aims to provide a balanced treatment of the organizational and architectural components of knowledge management, offering an understanding of the system infrastructure, tools and technologies necessary to implement the intelligence enterprise. He explores real-world applications and presents a detailed example of competitive intelligence unit design. Including over 80 illustrations, the volume offers a practical description of enterprise architecture design methodology, and covers the full range of national, military, business and competitive intelligence. 

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1 Knowledge Management and Intelligence 1
2 The Intelligence Enterprise 29
3 Knowledge Management Processes 55
4 The KnowledgeBased Intelligence Organization 107
5 Principles of Intelligence Analysis and Synthesis 159
6 The Practice of Intelligence Analysis and Synthesis 195
7 Knowledge Internalization and Externalization 241
8 Explicit Knowledge Capture and Combination 271
9 The Intelligence Enterprise Architecture 299
10 Knowledge Management Technologies 327
About the Author 343
Index 345

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Edward Waltz 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. Waltz is technical director of intelligence systems at Veridian, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also the author of Information Warfare: Principles and Operations and co-author of Multisensor Data Fusion (Artech House, 1998, 1990).

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