Science & Technology

1970s & 1980s

Brown, Donald C. "Another View of S&T Analysis." Studies in Intelligence 19, no. 2 (Summer 1975): 25-28.

This is a response to an earlier article by Robert M. Clark.

Clark, Robert M. "Scientific and Technical Intelligence Analysis." Studies in Intelligence 19, no. 1 (Spring 1975): 39-48. In Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992, ed. H. Bradford Westerfield, 293-304. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

Modern S&T intelligence began when R.V. Jones was assigned to the Intelligence Branch of the British Air Staff. It was also Jones who laid down "the cardinal principle of scientific intelligence": that is Occam's Razor -- "Use the least number of hypotheses to explain your observations." The author offers some further maxims for S&T intelligence: "Suspect all crusaders," "experts can be wrong," "never trust a contractor," and "look at the whole picture."

Cowan, William V. "Melting the Snowman: Communications and the Counternarcotic Threat." Signal 44, no. 4 (1989): 27-32. [Petersen]

French, Scott, and Lee Lapin. Spy Game: Winning Through Super Technology. Boulder, CO: CEP, 1985. [Petersen]

Gerson, N.C. "SIGINT in Space." Studies in Intelligence 28, no. 2 (Spring 1984): 41-48. [Richelson, Wizards (2002)]

Killian, James. Sputnik, Scientists, and Eisenhower: A Memoir of the First Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1978.

Law Enforcement Associates. The Science of Electronic Surveillance. Raleigh, NC: Search, 1983. [Petersen]

Melvern, Linda, Nick Anning, and David Hebditch. Techno-Bandits. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1984.

Pforzheimer: This "is the first really good ... book ... that has become available to the general public on the problem of illegal technology transfer in support of the military and industrial development of the Communist nations." The authors "have done their homework well."

Paine, Lauran. Silicon Spies: The Implications of Soviet Acquisition of Western Technology. London: Hale, 1986. [Chambers]

Stevens, Sayre. "The SAM Upgrade Blues." Studies in Intelligence 18, no. 2 (Summer 1974): 21-35.

The author revisits the analytical work in the 1969 to 1972 period about the possibility that "the Soviets might somehow give ABM capabilities" to their already deployed air defenses (the "SAM upgrade" problem).

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