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Activity-Based Intelligence: Principles and Applications

Activity-Based Intelligence: Principles and Applications

By (author)s: Patrick Biltgen, Stephen Ryan
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 484
ISBN: 9781608078776

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This new resource presents the principles and applications in the emerging discipline of Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI). This book will define, clarify, and demystify the tradecraft of ABI by providing concise definitions, clear examples, and thoughtful discussion. Concepts, methods, technologies, and applications of ABI have been developed by and for the intelligence community and in this book you will gain an understanding of ABI principles and be able to apply them to activity based intelligence analysis. The book is intended for intelligence professionals, researchers, intelligence studies, policy makers, government staffers, and industry representatives. This book will help practicing professionals understand ABI and how it can be applied to real-world problems.
Introduction and Motivation; History and Origins; Discovering the Pillars of ABI; The Lexicon of ABI; Analytical Methods and ABI; Disambiguation and Entity Resolution; Discreteness and Durability in the Analytical Process; Patterns of Life and Activity Patterns; Incidental Collection; Data, Big Data, and Datafication; Collection; Analysis and Visualization; Correlation and Fusion; Knowledge Management; Anticipatory Intelligence; ABI and the D.C. Beltway Sniper; Analyzing Transactions in a Network; ABI and the Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370; ABI in Policing; Visual Analytics for Pattern-of-Life Analysis; Multi-INT Spatiotemporal Analysis; Pattern Analysis of Ubiquitous Sensors; ABI Now and Into the Future; Conclusion.
  • Patrick Biltgen Patrick Biltgen is a senior principal systems engineer at Vencore supporting the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Previously, he was the senior mission engineer for BAE Systems' Intelligence Integration Directorate where he was the subject matter expert on activity-based intelligence (ABI) capabilities for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He received his Ph. D, M.S, and his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Stephen Ryan Stephen Ryan is a mission engineering manager in the Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) Division of Northrop Grumman Corporation's Information Systems sector. He was previously a decorated intelligence analyst with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), where he specialized in ABI and terrorism analysis, spending almost a year deployed to Afghanistan supporting counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations. He received his M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University and his B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University.
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