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dc.contributor.advisorBlanken, Leo
dc.contributor.authorWilcox, John M. R.
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:39:22Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:39:22Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39037
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractMilitaries operate increasingly in social terrain and must focus on civilian populations as much they do the belligerents that take refuge among them. Current intelligence and planning doctrine fails to meet the needs of the emerging information environments. Secret intelligence information and open source information must find a means of merging to generate a holistic view of the environment. The failure of the existing system leads to shortcomings in strategy development and operational design, which in turn yields imprecise applications of military power. To overcome this gap in structure and doctrine, this thesis explores a new methodology that merges information and intelligence where appropriate and develops a common understanding across levels of command. The Barber Pole process, as it is termed here, maximizes the use of existing structures, and capitalizes on resident professional military skills. The Barber Pole is a three-step process that flattens intelligence and information systems for the purposes of ensuring a common and shared understanding of the operating environment. These phases include the collection of information and provision of command guidance, the coordination and interpretation of collected data, and finally the production of plans tailored to the target population.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theinformationba1094539037
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe information Barber Pole: integrating white information and red intelligence in emerging conflictsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLemire, Guy
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorInformation and Intelligence Collectionen_US
dc.subject.authorSocial Terrainen_US
dc.subject.authorHuman Domanen_US
dc.subject.authorBarber Poleen_US
dc.subject.authorSpecial Operationsen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Science In Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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