Berto Jongman: European Transgovernmental Intelligence Network, the Role of IntCen, and the Fundamentals of Open Source Intelligence

Advanced Cyber/IO, Communities of Practice, Cultural Intelligence, Peace Intelligence
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

A European Transgovernmental Intelligence Network and the Role of IntCen

Mai’a K. Davis Crossa

ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway

Published online: 27 Sep 2013.

ABSTRACT This article makes the case that the most important developments in the European intelligence arena actually have little to do with member states’ willingness to cooperate. Rather, the context for the intelligence profession has changed fundamentally in the past few years in light of globalization and the information revolution, and this has made the creation of a single EU intelligence space far more likely, even despite member states’ resistance. The author argues that the emerging European intelligence space is increasingly consolidating around a transgovernmental network of intelligence professionals that draw upon open-source knowledge acquisition, with IntCen at its centre. One implication of this is that the field of EU intelligence may be a rare example in which integration can be achieved before cooperation, rather than the latter serving as a stepping-stone to the former.

PDF (16 Pages): EU Transgovernmental Intelligence Network

See Also:

NATO OSE/M4IS2 2.0
Open Source Agency (OSA)
Public Intelligence 3.8