Klaus Solberg Soilen


It is with great pleasure that we publish the first ten articles of JISIB. The articles represent a broad collection of topics from within the discipline of Intelligence Studies. There is a, we think, a balance in this issue between more managerial and more technical aspects of Intelligence Studies. In today’s world, intelligence problems are more often solved with the help of software and technical tools. It is no longer the case in organizations that managers work only with managerial aspects and technicians with technical aspects. Instead it has become a requirement that each group know a bit of both. Managers need to know how to operate software and new technical equipment and technicians need to know about the needs of end-users to be of value. This does not mean that professional specialties are about to disappear. It is more a sign that information technology is getting a tighter grip around the way we build successful organizations. Any study of intelligence with the aim to be relevant needs to reflect this.


technical tools, managerial aspects,

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