Covert And Overt

Title:                      Covert And Overt

Author:                  Robert V. Williams

Williams, Robert V. (2005) and Ben-Ami Lipetz, ed. Covert And Overt: Recollecting And Connecting Intelligence Service And Information Science. Medford, NJ: Published for the American Society for Information Science and Technology by Information Today in cooperation with Scarecrow Press

LCCN:    2005023901

JF1525.I6 C68 2005


  • Intelligence work and the information professions / Robert S. Taylor — Spies of the airwaves / Norman Horrocks — Intelligence work and information science : two men in a boat / David Batty — The intelligence game : seeing is believing? / Robert Lee Chartrand — Applications of information science to U.S. naval intelligence and narcotics intelligence, 1974-1992 / Emil Levine — A life in the information trade / Charles T. Meadow — Information management in MI5 before the age of the computer / Alistair Black and Rodney Brunt — Some aspects of indexing in British intelligence, 1939-1945 / Rodney Brunt — Intelligence agencies, librarians, and information scientists / Colin Burke — Historical note on information science in wartime : pioneer documentation activities in World War II / Pamela Spence Richards — Technology for open source government information and business intelligence / George L. Marling — Knowledge transfer : information science shapes intelligence in the cold war era / Lee S. Strickland — The information science and intelligence literature : an overview / Robert V. Williams — Defining what information science is or should be : a survey and review of a half-century of published pronouncements / Ben-Ami Lipetz — Wanted : a definition of “intelligence” / Michael Warner — Evidence and inference in foreign intelligence / Maurice H. Hellner — The zoo and the jungle : a comparison of the information practices of intelligence analysts and scientists / Harold Wooster.


Date Posted:      January 10, 2017

Review from Books.Infotoday[1]

Covert and Overt explores the historical relationships between covert intelligence work and information/computer science. Skillfully edited by Robert V. Williams and Ben-Ami Lipetz, the book features contributions by intelligence professionals and technologists from a range of U.S. and British agencies and armed services.

The book begins by examining the pivotal strides to utilize technology in the gathering and dissemination of government/military intelligence during World War II. Next, it traces the evolution of the relationship between spymasters, computers, and systems developers through the years of the Cold War—a period notable for the parallel development of high-tech spyware and powerful new systems for encoding, decoding, storing, and manipulating intelligence data.

Covert and Overt is a scholarly work that will be welcomed by any researcher, historian, or intelligence professional interested in the vital conjunction of information technology and covert intelligence.

This unique book is published by Information Today, Inc. in cooperation with Scarecrow Press, Inc. on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Orders within North America should be placed through Information Today, Inc.

[1], downloaded January 10, 2017

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