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Intelligence in Regulation

Intelligence in Regulation

By Neil Quarmby

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This book is designed to fill the void in international literature on regulation. The wide and largely disparate world of regulators is late to the idea of professionalising decision-making. Such a need is well-understood and ingrained in national security and, to a lesser extent, law enforcement. The late emergence is somewhat surprising given the extent of public harm arising from within highly regulated sectors far exceeds harm in national security and policing.

The book is written from a practitioner’s perspective. The narrative leads the reader through the barriers to effective regulatory decision-making, then to case studies of regulatory failure, and ends up with practical guidance on building and improving intelligence systems.

While oriented towards compliance and regulation, the content can be applied across many 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 into your own organisational circumstance!

This 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. Theoretical references are drawn from a number of sources and, in particular, the book acts as a companion piece to Managing Intelligence (Quarmby and Young, 2010) which contains the fundamentals of contemporary intelligence craft.


CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Part 1 OVERVIEW

Regulation: a Frontier World for Intelligence
Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: Cultures
Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: Reporting Activity as Performance
Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: We have oceans of data … and buckets of laws …
Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: The Paucity of Professional Debate
Barriers to Investment in Intelligence: Confusion Over ‘Risk’
Barriers: The Absence of Professional Concepts Such as Detection Thresholds and Counter-Intelligence

Part 2 CASE STUDIES

Regulatory Design Lessons
Operational Intelligence Failure in Regulation
Process Oriented – Not Outcome Focussed
Government Audit Reports of Regulators
Annual Reports

Part 3 HOW TO BE AN INTELLIGENCE-LED REGULATOR

What Does a Contemporary Intelligence-led Regulator Look Like?
Governance – the Art of Influencing Direction
Empowerment – the Art of Directed Exploration
Leading – the Art of Directing Analysis
Nudging – the Art of Intelligence Communication
Building Intelligence Capability – Structures, People and Systems

ATTACHMENT 1 TO PART 3: STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT BASIC METHODOLOGY
ATTACHMENT 2 TO PART 3: ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING PROGRAM AND METHODOLOGY
REFERENCES

   

Publishing 14 December 2018
Publisher The Federation Press
Paperback/224pp
ISBN 9781760021924
Australian RRP $69.95
International Price $64.00
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