Intelligence for security

Lomas, DWB ORCID: 2021, 'Intelligence for security' , in: Handbook of Security Science , Springer, pp. 1-17.

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The use of intelligence by states to improve decision making and per se national security has been commonplace. Intelligence – the collection, processing, analysis and sharing of information – has been seen as a state-based process, ensuring that decisionmakers are adequately forewarned of events and have the necessary information in front of them to make decisions to protect national security interests, even if, as the chapter shows, the role of intelligence in the private sector and non-governmental organisations generally is on the increase. This chapter sets out the process of intelligence, discussing intelligence-related activities and the proliferation of intelligence, while concluding that such processes will always be necessary in shaping decision making and policy implementation to improve ‘security’.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Masys, AJ
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319517612 (online)
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Depositing User: DWB Lomas
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 12:18
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 17:08

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