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Intelligence Studies: Collection of Intelligence

This research guide contains information-- both current and historical--on the topic of intelligence. Areas covered include intelligence collection, the intelligence cycle, and also topics such as counterintelligence and cyber intelligence.

Collection of Intelligence

The collection of intelligence is the gathering of raw information based on requirements determined in the first step of the cycle.  Collection includes inputs from a number of intelligence gathering disciplines such as HUMINT, IMINT, SIGINT, etc.  Some requirements will be better met by specific types of collection, while others may benefit from several types of collection.


Journal Articles

Online Articles/Reports