01.07.2022 - 03.07.2022 / Tagung Nr. 26-1-22

Internationale Akademie: Communicating Secret Intelligence

In Zusammenarbeit mit der International Intelligence History Association und der Ruhr-Uiversität Bochum

Leitung: Anja Opitz / Michael Mayer / Michael Wala

Sekretariat: Alexandra Tatum-Nickolay, Tel.: 08158 / 256-17

Communication is at the very core of secret intelligence. Information collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination, all entail some kind of communication. Intelligence agencies need to plan and they provide direction, partners need to be informed. Channels of communication have to be selected and secured against unauthorized access. The product – knowledge constructed in a specific setting based on information – will have to be carefully weighed and formulated so that decision-makers are provided with the support they need. Also, more and more, intelligence agencies are called upon by an increasingly critical public to make transparent their sources and methods, collection methods, and the extent of their intrusion into the private sphere through covered operations and personal data collection.