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Homeland Security Intelligence

Homeland Security Intelligence

July 2014 | 312 pages | CQ Press

In the post-9/11 era, federal homeland security professionals rely heavily on intelligence to perform their tasks in all mission areas—prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Homeland Security Intelligence is the first single-authored, comprehensive treatment of intelligence. It is geared toward the full range of homeland security practitioners, which includes hundreds of thousands of state and local government and private sector practitioners who are still exploring how intelligence can act as a force multiplier in helping them achieve their goals. With a focus on counterterrorism and cyber-security, author James E. Steiner provides a thorough and in-depth picture of why intelligence is so crucial to homeland security missions, who provides intelligence support to which homeland security customer, and how intelligence products differ depending on the customer’s specific needs and duties.

Homeland Security Intelligence does a superb job of reviewing the organizations involved in counter-terrorism intelligence (CTI) in the fragmented US system. Steiner’s text is unique in this regard. I am not aware of a competing textbook with such comprehensive coverage. The area can quickly devolve into an alphabet soup that confuses and alienates students. Homeland Security Intelligence is the best I have seen at breaking down the various actors involved in counter-terrorism intelligence. The players from across levels of government, policy domain, and even organizational sector are woven together well within the textbook.”

Scott Robinson
Texas A&M University

“The author has provided a solid introduction to the material regarding the intricate details of homeland security, especially with regard to the factors that pertain to intelligence issues. Given the current climate of cyber security and internet security, the author has provided some very robust issues that are addressed in his text regarding the factors of intelligence. The use of examples related to post 9/11 factors also provides a strong feature of the text.”

Mohamad Khatibloo
California Miramar University

This is a very good secondary source for students who are studying security, surveillance, Intelligence and counter terrorism.

Mr Ikrom Yakubov
Department of Politics, Dundee University
October 9, 2015
Key features


  • The author’s breadth and depth of experience at the federal and state levels enables him to provide a single paradigm for the intelligence support process.
  • Chapters present actual (unclassified or de-classified) intelligence documents to demonstrate the characteristics of intelligence to best prepare homeland security practitioners for their roles.
  • Real-world student exercises and research issues provide hands-on experience in preparing and evaluating intelligence products that are tailored to a customer’s specific information requirements.

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 4

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