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.

Introduction
Introduction

In the post-9/11 era, the homeland security professional has developed into a major intelligence customer. Most federal counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and other homeland security professionals understand the importance of intelligence in helping them do their jobs. But the homeland security enterprise includes hundreds of thousands of state and local government and private-sector professionals who are still learning how to use intelligence, how to have it tailored to meet their needs, and how to ensure that such intelligence is delivered to them in a timely fashion. This book is designed to help these professionals understand, clarify, and shape the role of intelligence in the two most dynamic dimensions of homeland security: counterterrorism and cybersecurity.

As a senior Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, I spent more than three ...

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