Managing national security and law enforcement intelligence in a globalised world

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This article argues that there are five major challenges currently facing Western intelligence communities. First ensuring skills retention for intelligence officers and analysts, while developing knowledgeable managers and customers, all in an increasingly-complex security environment. Second instituting and inculcating knowledge and expertise in these staff while addressing an opponent in al-Qaeda which demonstrates increasingly sophisticated use of IT, new media, etc. Third drawing-in outside expertise from the research and business communities, as is done currently in the US and Canada but in only a very limited manner in the UK. Fourth overcoming institutional rigidity in dividing the foreign and domestic alongside rigid sharing and co-operation relationships. Fifth creating truly collaborative environments that offer genuine socio-cultural incentives to collaboration rather than mere IT solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-915
Number of pages13
JournalReview of International Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009


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