Accession Number : ADA405679

Title :   Open-Source Intelligence in the Czech Military: Knowledge System and Process Design

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Krejei, Roman

PDF Url : ADA405679

Report Date : Jun 2002

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : Owing to the recent transitions in the Czech Republic, the Czech military must satisfy a large set of new requirements. One way the military intelligence can become more effective and can conserve resources is by increasing the efficiency of open-source intelligence (OSINT), which plays an important part in intelligence gathering in the age of information. When using OSINT effectively, the military intelligence can elevate its responsiveness to different types of crises and can also properly allocate its limited resources into areas, in which covert collection in unavoidable. This thesis combines modern knowledge-management theory with current issues in military intelligence, creating a base for designing a future OSINT system in the Czech military. First, the thesis introduces recent U.S. research in knowledge management and examines the current intelligence issues. Then the thesis examines the Czech military intelligence environment in the framework of the national security and defense policy and also analyzes the actual use of OSINT in the Military Intelligence Service, following the four stages of the knowledge system and process design. Finally, the thesis outlines the main aspects of the future OSINT knowledge-management system and recommends further research and development.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), REQUIREMENTS, INTELLIGENCE, POLICIES, ENVIRONMENTS, EMERGENCIES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THESES, COVERT OPERATIONS, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, COLLECTION

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE