Homeland Security Intelligence
- James E. Steiner - SUNY Albany, USA
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.
“Homeland Security Intelligence does a superb job of reviewing the organizations involved in counter-terrorism intelligence (CTI) in the fragmented US system. Steiner’s text is unique in this regard. I am not aware of a competing textbook with such comprehensive coverage. The area can quickly devolve into an alphabet soup that confuses and alienates students. Homeland Security Intelligence is the best I have seen at breaking down the various actors involved in counter-terrorism intelligence. The players from across levels of government, policy domain, and even organizational sector are woven together well within the textbook.”
“The author has provided a solid introduction to the material regarding the intricate details of homeland security, especially with regard to the factors that pertain to intelligence issues. Given the current climate of cyber security and internet security, the author has provided some very robust issues that are addressed in his text regarding the factors of intelligence. The use of examples related to post 9/11 factors also provides a strong feature of the text.”
This is a very good secondary source for students who are studying security, surveillance, Intelligence and counter terrorism.