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Covert and Overt: Recollecting and Connecting Intelligence Service and Information Science
Edited by Robert V. Williams and Ben-Ami Lipetz
Publication Date: December, 2005
Price: $41.00
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Covert and Overt explores the historical relationships between covert intelligence work and information/computer science. Skillfully edited by Robert V. Williams and Ben-Ami Lipetz, the book features contributions by intelligence professionals and technologists from a range of U.S. and British agencies and armed services.

The book begins by examining the pivotal strides to utilize technology in the gathering and dissemination of government/military intelligence during World War II. Next, it traces the evolution of the relationship between spymasters, computers, and systems developers through the years of the Cold War-a period notable for the parallel development of high-tech spyware and powerful new systems for encoding, decoding, storing, and manipulating intelligence data.

Covert and Overt is a scholarly work that will be welcomed by any researcher, historian, or intelligence professional interested in the vital conjunction of information technology and covert intelligence.

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