Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

Technology and the Intelligence Community

Challenges and Advances for the 21st Century

Editors: Kosal, Margaret (Ed.)

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  • Bridges history with past, current, and future technologies of strategic importance for intelligence and national security
  • Connects historical lessons to modern developments in intelligence operations
  • Makes a unique contribution by examining the organizational, ethical, and technical aspects and draws the linkages among these
  • Recognizes the role of human intelligence and personnel involvement in strategic decision making across all chapters in this compilation
  • Combines the analysis of technical capabilities with an in-depth analysis of soft and hard infrastructure in the field of intelligence
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This volume examines the role of technology in gathering, assimilating and utilizing intelligence information through the ages. Pushing the boundaries of existing works, the articles contained here take a broad view of the use and implementation of technology and intelligence procedures during the cold war era and the space race, the September 2011 attacks, and more recent cyber operations. It looks at the development of different technologies, procedural implications thereof, and the underlying legal and ethical implications. The findings are then used to explore the future trends in technology including cyber operations, big data, open source intelligence, smart cities, and augmented reality. Starting from the core aspects of technical capabilities the articles dig deeper, exploring the hard and soft infrastructure of intelligence gathering procedures and focusing on the human and bureaucratic procedures involved therein.

Technology and innovation have played an important role in determining the course of development of the intelligence community. Intelligence gathering for national security, however, is not limited only to the thread of technical capabilities but is a complex fabric of organizational structures, systemic undercurrents, and the role of personnel in key positions of decision making.

The book’s findings and conclusions encompass not just temporal variation but also cut across a diverse set of issue areas. This compilation is uniquely placed in the interdisciplinary space combining the lessons from key cases in the past to current developments and implementation of technology options.

About the authors

Dr. Margaret E. Kosal is Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology and Director of the Sam Nunn Security Program. During AY 2016-2017, she has been appointed Senior Adjunct Scholar to the Modern War Institute at West Point. Her research explores the relationships among technology, strategy, and governance. She focuses on two, often intersecting, areas:  reducing the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and understanding the geopolitics of emerging technologies. She is the author of Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense, which explores scenarios, benefits, and potential proliferation threats of nanotechnology and other emerging sciences. Formally trained as an experimental scientist, Kosal earned a doctoral degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) working on biomimetic and nano-structured functional materials. She is also the co-founder of a sensor company, where she led research on medical, biological, chemical, and explosive detection. Kosal previously has served as a Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, as Science and Technology Advisor within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and as an Associate to the National Intelligence Council (NIC), in addition to other consulting. She has been recognized for her leadership across the U.S. federal government, specifically for efforts to coordinate across the DoD as part of the interagency Nonproliferation and Arms Control Technology Working Group, reporting to the National Security Council, and as member of the interagency federal group charged with leading the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Kosal was nominated to and led the US involvement in the NATO Nanotechnology for Defense Working Group. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence. Recently, she was appointed the next Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge University Press journal, Politics and the Life Sciences. She has lectured widely internationally, including invited briefs to the Organisation for the Prohibition Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Kosal, Margaret E. (et al.)

  • Interaction of Technology and Organization: Case Study of US Military COMINT in World War II

    Pages 15-37

    Bernstein, Shai

  • Intelligence Innovation: Sputnik, the Soviet Threat, and Innovation in the US Intelligence Community

    Pages 39-53

    Schmid, Jon

  • Organizational Process, Leadership, and Technology for Intelligence Gathering: Development of Photo-Reconnaissance Satellites in the United States

    Pages 55-68

    Sudharsan, Supraja

  • Exploring the Contributing Factors Associated with Intelligence Failures During the Cold War

    Pages 69-82

    McGrath, Jenna K.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology and the Intelligence Community
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Advances for the 21st Century
Editors
  • Margaret Kosal
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75232-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75232-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75231-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09177-4
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 287
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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