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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Intelligence analysis.
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Parent topics

  • Intelligence (information gathering) [r]: The practice of finding information on opponents, or potential opponents. [e]
  • Intelligence cycle management [r]: The continuous process by which intelligence priorities are set, raw information collected, information analyzed, the processed information disseminated, and the next set or priorities set. [e]

Subtopics

  • Biographical intelligence [r]: An intelligence analysis discipline, which produces information on the personnel, relationships among them, and internal dynamics of opposing organization. Its basic principles are common to all forms of military forces, conventional and guerrilla, but the methods of collection and analysis differ for different target organizations. [e]
  • Financial intelligence [r]: Collecting information on financial transactions (either from the financial institution or by clandestine means) and then analyzing it to determine providers and consumers of money or money equivalents [e]
  • Counterintelligence [r]: Countermeasures to foreign intelligence organizations collecting intelligence against one's own side. [e]
  • Order of battle intelligence [r]: A subset of intelligence analysis, which produces information on the organization, strength and deployment of an opposing force. Its basic principles are common to all forms of military forces, conventional and clandestine, but the methods of collection and analysis differ for different target organizations. [e]
  • Stovepiping [r]: A term of art in intelligence cycle management and intelligence analysis, which prevents proper analysis by preventing objective analysts from drawing conclusions based on all relevant data. [e]
  • Scientific and technical intelligence [r]: In contrast to TECHINT, which is directed to specific materiel, working at a strategic/national level to study foreign materiel, professional publications and presentations, etc., to determine the level of research & development in a country, the manufacturing processes it can use, its priorities for research, etc. [e]

Other related topics

  • Intelligence collection management [r]: Assigning questions to various collection techniques, reflecting the techniques available and the priority of the information need. Includes the process of categorizing information learned for subsequent analysis, and assigning probabilities of accuracy to the raw information [e]
  • ** [r]: (HUMINT); the practice of acquiring information through interactions with people who can disclose relevant information, including but not limited to espionage, interrogation, debriefing and elicitation [e]
    • Imagery intelligence [r]: the practice of taking and interpreting visible and infrared light photographs and video, radar imagery, and other ways to form pictures of subjects of interest [e]
      • Geospatial intelligence [r]: Information derived from combining images, from a variety of sources, with geographical locations, resolving conflicts of coordinates and different imaging techniques, and analyzing the results [e]
    • Measurement and signature intelligence [r]: A variety of intelligence gathering disciplines complementary to the technical "mainstream" of imagery intelligence and signals intelligence. [e]
    • Open source intelligence [r]: Obtaining information, to be used in intelligence analysis, from sources available to the public. such as radio and television broadcasts, web sites, books, and similar materials. [e]
    • Signals intelligence [r]: the practice of acquiring information through monitoring the electromagnetic signals deliberately trasmitted by an opponent, including communications (COMINT) and non-communications electronics such as radar (ELINT). [e]