Ackerman, Robert K. (2003, October). “Intelligence: Horizontal Integration Challenges Intelligence Planner.” Signal, 29.

“The U.S. intelligence community is in a race against international adversaries, and to win, it must link diverse data systems and information processes so that experts can learn enemy intentions and plans before disaster strikes. This race toward horizontal integration of intelligence has a two-pronged thrust that encompasses both data exchange at the collection level and information exchange at various levels of command and civil government decision-making” (Ackerman).

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