Information Management and Policy in the Intelligence Enterprise (2005)

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Current Working Paper Draft:

Kim Taipale, CAS Executive Director, "Information Management and Policy in the Intelligence Enterprise," Working Paper [withdrawn from circulation, restricted access upon request].

Related Powerpoint Presentation:

K. A. Taipale, "Information Management and Policy in the Intelligence Enterprise," McLean, VA (Apr. 12, 2005) [download presentation] (2.8MB PDF)

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About the Center for Advanced Studies:

The Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy ("CAS") is a private, non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, technology and national security policy and related issues.

The Center seeks to inform and influence national and international policy- and decision-makers in both the public and private sectors by providing sound, objective analysis and advice, in particular by identifying and articulating issues that lie at the intersection of technologically enabled change and existing practice in policy, law, government, and industry.

CAS Areas of Focus:

Information Policy: Global, national and domestic security policy, civil liberties (including privacy), cybersecurity and computer crime, telecommunications and spectrum, intellectual property, innovation and antitrust, internet and free speech. Information policy and free trade, globalization and global security, international jurisdiction, internet governance. Information management, institutional and organizational architecture, and business process engineering.

Enabling Technologies: Data aggregation, data integration, data fusion, data analysis, data mining, artificial intelligence, decision support, distributed networks, enterprise architecture, distributed computing, wireless communication, remote sensing, identification, authentication, network and computer security, biometrics, cryptography, rule-based processing, digital rights management, knowledge management.

Security Applications: Foreign intelligence, defense intelligence, counter-intelligence (CI), domestic intelligence, law enforcement, counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, regulatory compliance, corporate and enterprise security, corporate intelligence, competitive intelligence, systems security, cybersecurity, information security, communication security, information assurance (IA), information warfare (IW), perception management, strategic influence, information operations (IO), psychological operations (PSYOPS), military deception, operations security (OPSEC), electronic warfare (EW), computer network operations (CNO), computer network attack (CNA), computer network defense (CND), netcentric strategy, environmental monitoring, international relations and global security.

Related Areas of Research Interest: Technology innovation and adoption, social change, knowledge-creation, deciscion-making, risk-analysis, risk-management, conflict resolution, deviation analysis, pedagogy, communications, media analysis, information economics, control theory, network theory, emergence, complexity, history of technology, and cultural history.

CAS Research Programs:

Global Information Society Project

Program on Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age

Program on Information Warfare

Program on Telecommunications and Spectrum Policy

Program on Environment and Energy Policy

Program on Intellectual Property and Trade

Other research programs