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05-07-2017, 12:05 PM
Published this month via the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (IMIT), a new online journal and the first issue is on 'Jointness'.

IMIT's explanation:
...an outcome of the idea that the Israeli Intelligence Community Commemoration and Heritage Center, as a joint body for the entire intelligence community, should and can contribute to developing a methodological conversation on intelligence practice. The name of the journal reflects the notion that in the course of intelligence practice a methodology emerges, and hence it is the practitioners who have the greatest interest and ability to develop the intelligence theory that, when applied, will foster the continuing development of knowledge about intelligence methodology.
The main target audience of this journal is the Israeli intelligence community, to which most of the authors belong, with an emphasis on the active community, as well as supporters of intelligence in Israel and abroad.
The first issue is devoted to the topic of “Jointness in Intelligence.” As an umbrella institution for all the organizations that form the Israeli intelligence community, it is natural for ITIC to give this issue priority. That, however, is not the only reason to do so. The changes in the nature of the intelligence challenges, and in the attributes of the environment in which Western intelligence operates, make it all the more essential and urgent to study this topic.Link:http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/21152

The actual PDF is 150 pgs and is too long to summarise now, let alone read on a sunny British Spring Sunday.

There is an existing thread:Israel & intelligence (merged thread) (http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/Israel & intelligence (merged thread))

12-11-2017, 01:18 PM
Issue No.2 'Intelligence in a Time of Rapid Change' and the summary says:
The thread connecting the articles in this issue is the need for intelligence personnel to adapt their methods to the increasing pace and intensity of the changes both in the strategic environment and in the operative and technological environment.
The inherent tension between the need for change and the adherence to familiar Practices has provided grist for a wide range of research and writing, and not only in the intelligence context. In this issue we seek to focus the discussion on the intelligence aspects of the subject: changes in the adversary and in the environment, and how these add up to a basic change in the intelligence community in general, in intelligence organizations that monitor the environment in particular, in the patterns of relations between the different intelligence organizations, and in the new and evolving intelligence professions.Link:http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/intelligence-time-rapid-change/

Not opened yet, time to add Xmas decorations under supervision.:)

11-07-2018, 08:13 PM
Spotted yesterday and the PDF is 172 pgs long, so will be read one day when it snows!
We are pleased to offer you, our readers, the third issue of the journal Intelligence – in Theory and in Practice. It is the fruit of many efforts of the authors, who agreed to invest their time and energy in order to enhance the community’s knowledge in the big-data field.

The concept of big data reflects a reality in which the quantities of data are so large and so varied that drawing insights from them cannot be done by focusing separately on each data bit. Instead a new approach is required that combines different aspects and gleans insights automatically from the relevant information. On the one hand, the phenomenon is generated by the huge growth in the quantities of data, primarily due to the expanded use of the internet and the augmented reach of the social networks, which together have completely altered human life and, particularly, the world of information, and continue to impel revolutions in this domain at a rapid pace. On the other, the technological quantum leaps enable the storage of the immense data in a way that allows its rapid retrieval and the extraction of insights from it that are not evident at first glance.
The challenges that this phenomenon poses are not unique to intelligence, of course. Indeed, civilian bodies in the business sector are at the forefront of finding ways to cope with big data, which involve efficient storage and the creation of tools for very rapidly drawing insights from it, while updating it in real time. This issue of the journal explores, among other things, the unique characteristics of the intelligence endeavor and the ways in which the intelligence community needs to learn from civilian entities that, for business purposes, deal with a much larger range of information.
The issue is divided into parts according to subject area, with each part illuminating the big-data phenomenon from a different angle. We wish you, the readers, enjoyable and valuable reading and remind you that we wait to hear from you – whether proposals for articles or responses to this issue.