This is the first single-authored, comprehensive treatment of intelligence support to the full range of homeland security practitioners with a focus on counterterrorism and cyber-security. In the post 9/11 era, federal homeland security professionals rely heavily on intelligence to perform their tasks in all mission areas—prevent, protect, mitigate, respond, and recover. But this enterprise also includes hundreds of thousands of state and local government and private sector practitioners who are still exploring how intelligence can act as a force multiplier in helping them achieve their goals. Steiner provides a thorough and in-depth picture of why intelligence is so crucial to homeland security missions, who provides intelligence support to which homeland security customer, and how intelligence products differ depending on the customer's specific needs and duties. Key Features: • The author's breadth and depth of experience at the federal and state levels provides a single paradigm the intelligence support process. • Chapters present actual (unclassified or de-classified) intelligence documents to demonstrate the characteristics of intelligence required to help a homeland security customer do his/her job. • Real-world student exercises and research issues provide hands-on experience in preparing and evaluating intelligence products tailored to a customer's specific information requirements.

Defending the Nation and Protecting the Borders

Defending the nation and protecting the borders

In the next three chapters, we will examine the major federal, state, local, and private organizations responsible for protecting our country and its human, physical, and cyber assets against terrorist and other attacks, and the intelligence they require to accomplish this goal. In the prevent mission, we saw how the National Security Council (NSC), National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and the National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF) constitute interagency forums for developing a single integrated plan for actively going after any given terrorist plot or threat. To use a sports analogy, when you are on the offensive, you huddle before each play and the quarterback gets the final say on the field ...

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