Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, 7th editionIntelligence: From Secrets to Policy by Mark M. Lowenthal

(7th Edition | CQ Press, a division of SAGE | October 2016)

Intelligence veteran and bestselling author Mark M. Lowenthal, President and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy,  provides an update to his trusted guide and go-to resource for understanding how the intelligence community’s history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. In this Seventh Edition, the author addresses cyber security and cyber intelligence throughout, expands on previous coverage of collection, comprehensively updates the chapters on nation states and transnational issues, and takes a look at various foreign intelligence services, both large and small. This book has become the standard college and graduate school textbook on intelligence.

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection cover imageThe Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection by Mark M. Lowenthal
and Robert M. Clark

(1st Edition, CQ Press, a division of SAGE | January 2015)

Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring together an all new, groundbreaking title. This book describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT).  Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection.  Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community.  This volume shows all-source analysts a full picture of how to better task and collaborate with their collection partners, and gives intelligence collectors an appreciation of what happens beyond their “stovepipes,” as well as a clear assessment of the capabilities and limitations of INT collection.

Intelligence Collection by Robert M. Clark textbook coverIntelligence Collection by Robert M. Clark

(1st Edition, CQ Press, a division of SAGE | 2014)

This comprehensive book by one of the foremost authorities in the field offers systematic and analytical coverage of the “how and why” of intelligence collection across its three major stages—the front end (planning), collection, and the back end (processing, exploitation, and dissemination). The book provides a fresh, logical, and easily understandable view of complex collection systems used worldwide. Its ground-breaking organizational approach facilitates understanding and cross-INT collaboration, highlighting the similarities and differences among the collection INTs. The first part of the book explains how the literal INTs—open source, human intelligence, communications intelligence, and cyber collection—work. The second part focuses on nonliteral or technical INTs including imagery, electronic intelligence, and measurements and signatures intelligence. All chapters use a common format based on systems analysis methodology, detailing function, process, and structure of the collection disciplines. The third part is a complete chapter discussing the complexities of collection management in the United States. Rich, full color illustrations accompany the text with examples throughout the book on topics as diverse as battlespace situational awareness, terrorism, weapons proliferation, criminal networks, treaty monitoring, and identity intelligence.

Managing Intelligence Resources by Dan Elkins
(4th Edition | DWE Press | June 2014)

A nationally-recognized expert in defense and intelligence resource management and Senior Faculty Member of the Intelligence and Security Academy, Dan Elkins has trained over 9,000 military and civilian personnel throughout the U.S. Intelligence and Defense Communities in national security resource management issues. He is the author of Managing Intelligence Resources, a publication serving as the most authoritative consolidated reference on intelligence and defense resource management for the intelligence and defense communities. To purchase this textbook, please contact Mr. Elkins directly at  If you are attending one of our budget courses (Intelligence Budget Process or Intelligence Resource Management), this book will be provided.