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Crowdsourcing în intelligence
Crowdsourcing in intelligence

Author(s): Tudor Rat, Raluca Galaon
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: National Institute for Intelligence Studies
Keywords: crowdsourcing; intelligence; predictions; smart nation; web 2.0

Summary/Abstract: Nowadays, the complex development of the security environment plays an important role to the emergence of a new perspective regarding security, seen as “a common good” - the shaping of the concept is the responsibility of the entire society and its effects influence everybody. The vulnerabilities, risks and threats to the national security have a multidimensional structure, the intelligence services face difficulties in operating, by themselves, the amount of challenges to protect and promote the national interests. Crowdsourcing can be a solution to surpass the limits imposed by the proliferation of information, especially open sources, in the twenty-first century. The term defines, basically, the practice of “externalizing” some dimensions of the intelligence cycle to social actors, in order to create a symbiotic relationship between the intelligence community and the civil society.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 14-23
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian