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The act of collecting intelligence about individuals, groups, or states of interest has come under increasing scrutiny since September 11, 2001. RAND has examined how nations successfully collect intelligence, how the U.S. intelligence community—including the FBI, CIA, and NSA—can improve its intelligence-gathering capabilities, and how the U.S. military can make better use of its limited land-, sea-, and air-based intelligence collection assets in the rapidly changing battlefields of the future.

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  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Face Terror with Better Spying, Not Moats of Fear

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Jul 10, 2002

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Intelligence in the Information Age; Spy Data For Sale

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Apr 8, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Quantifying the Battlefield

    The result was a project that has spanned more than a decade and that has addressed a variety of topics over its history, ranging from battalion command and control to the employment of specific systems such as mortars and anti-tank missiles.

    Jan 1, 1999

  • Report

    Report

    Bettering the Balance: Large Wars and Small Contingencies

    This paper explores the Army's options: using contractors; relying on the reserves; redesigning existing organizations; improving routine training; reducing equipment problems; and improving its information operations.

    Jan 1, 1997

  • Report

    Report

    Strategic Information Warfare: A New Face of War

    Future U.S. national security strategy is likely to be profoundly affected by the ongoing, rapid evolution of cyberspace -- the global information infrastructure.

    Jan 1, 1996

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Strategic War ... in Cyberspace

    In short, there will exist the capability for strategic information warfare.

    Jan 1, 1996

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    A Deafening Silence: US Policy and the Sigint Facility at Lourdes

    On the Soviet (now Russian) monitoring station on Cuba, and why the US has not made an issue out of it.

    Jan 1, 1994

  • Report

    Report

    Intelligence Constraints of the 1970s and Domestic Terrorism: Volume II, Survey of Legal, Legislative, and Administrative Constraints

    This Note presents a selective survey of legal and administrative regulatory constraints on the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information pertaining to domestic security during the 1970s.

    Jan 1, 1982

  • People

    People

    Sina Beaghley

    Senior International/Defense Researcher
    Education M.A. in international affairs/international security, George Washington University; B.A. in political science/media communications, University of San Diego

  • People

    People

    Richard S. Girven

    Senior International/Defense Research Analyst
    Education M.A. in Asian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.M.A.S. in strategic studies, U.S. Army Command And General Staff College; M.S. in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; B.S. in business management, Park College

  • People

    People

    Derek Grossman

    Senior Defense Analyst
    Education B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies, University of Michigan; M.A. in U.S. National Security Policy, Georgetown University

  • People

    People

    Jeff Hagen

    Senior Engineer
    Education M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics, University of Washington; B.S. in engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

  • People

    People

    Anthony Jacques

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education B.S. in foreign area studies, United States Air Force Academy

  • People

    People

    Bradley M. Knopp

    Senior International / Defense Researcher
    Education BA in political science, Furman University; MA in political science, Georgetown University; Cert in national security studies, National War College

  • People

    People

    Abbie Tingstad

    Associate Director, Management, Technology, and Capabilities Program, RAND Homeland Security Research Division, Codirector, Climate Resilience Center, Senior Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in geography, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Sc. in environmental geomorphology, University of Oxford; B.S. in mathematics, MIT

  • People

    People

    Cortney Weinbaum

    Senior Management Scientist
    Education B.S. in physics, University of Michigan