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Intelligence in Regulation

Intelligence in Regulation

By Neil Quarmby

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Written from a practitioner’s perspective, Intelligence in Regulation fills a void in international literature on regulation. The wide and largely disparate world of regulators is late to the idea of professionalising decision-making despite this need being well understood and ingrained in national security and, to a lesser extent, law enforcement.

The book draws largely from the experience of the author as a former intelligence officer, as a builder of intelligence and decision-systems across many sectors, and as a user of intelligence in leading regulatory operations. The narrative leads the reader through the barriers to effective regulatory decision-making, then to case studies of regulatory failure, and concludes with practical guidance on building and improving intelligence systems. Theoretical references are drawn from a number of sources and, in particular, the book acts as a companion piece to Managing Intelligence: The Art of Influence (Quarmby and Young, 2010) which contains the fundamentals of contemporary intelligence craft.

While oriented towards compliance and regulation, the content can be applied across other public and private sectors, especially where consideration of external change agents is important in decision-making. If in doubt, simply insert the name of your organisation or field where you read the word ‘regulator’ and you may be surprised how many of the observations echo your own organisational circumstance.


CONTENTS

Preface
Author’s Acknowledgments
List of Tables
List of Figures
Glossary

Part 1 Overview

1. Regulation: A Frontier World for Intelligence 
2. Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: Cultures
3. Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: Reporting Activity as Performance
4. Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: We have Oceans of Data … and Buckets of Laws …
5. Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: The Paucity of Professional Debate
6. Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: Confusion over ‘Risk’
7. Barriers: The Absence of Professional Concepts such as Detection Thresholds and Counter-Intelligence

Part 2 Case Studies

8. Regulatory Design Lessons
9. Operational Intelligence Failure in Regulation
10. Process Oriented – Not Outcome Focused
11. Government Audit Reports of Regulators
12. Annual Reports

Part 3 How to be an Intelligence-Led Regulator

13. What Does a Contemporary Intelligence-Led Regulator Look Like?
14. Governance – the Art of Influencing Direction
15. Empowerment – the Art of Directed Exploration
16. Leading – the Art of Directing Analysis
17. Nudging – the Art of Intelligence Communication
18. Building Intelligence Capability – Structures, People and Systems

Attachment 1 to Part 3
Attachment 2 to Part 3
Bibliography
Index

   

Published 21 November 2018
Publisher The Federation Press
Paperback/224pp
ISBN 9781760021924
Australian RRP $69.95
International Price $64.00
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