Facilitating Interdisciplinary Collaboration among the Intelligence Community, Academy, and Industry
This volume describes, analyzes, and critiques the design and evolution of the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS), a National Security Agency-funded big data laboratory. The LAS consists of teams of intelligence personnel, who provide practical understanding of needs, targets, and tradecraft, working collaboratively with university scholars and industry partners of varying disciplines to bring their collective expert knowledge and understanding to improve the tools and tradecraft of intelligence. This book details the theoretical and practical lessons that can be drawn from the LAS for the development of cross-sector, interdisciplinary collaboration. It will inform scholars and practitioners in intelligence, communication, design, management, public policy, political science, and indeed all arenas currently grappling with the desire to engage multiple and diverse stakeholders in the research and development of innovative solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.
Jessica Katz Jameson is a Professor and Head of the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. She examines organizational communication and the role of conflict management in transforming relationships, groups, and organizations. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including Negotiation Journal, Western Journal of Communication, International Journal of Intelligence, Security and Public Affairs, as well as in several scholarly books on organizational conflict.
Beverly B. Tyler is a Professor in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. She applies behavioral theory in studies of decision-making and collaboration in cross-sector interdisciplinary partnerships. Her research has appeared in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, among others.
Kathleen M. Vogel is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland at College Park. Her research focuses on studying the social and technical dimensions of bioweapons and emerging life science threats, the production of knowledge in intelligence assessments, and trends in human trafficking. Her work has kept close engagement between academia, intelligence, and policy. She is the author of one book and 24 articles on bioweapons policy issues and the production of knowledge in US intelligence.
Sharon M. B. Joines is a researcher and design educator focusing on human-centered design, and she has published 14 articles on collaboration. She is a North Carolina State University Faculty Scholar, Director of the Research in Ergonomics and Design (RED) Lab, a Professor of Industrial Design and Associate Dean for Academic Strategy for the College of Design. Her research focuses on transdisciplinary collaboration and exploring the interaction between individuals, products, and their environment.
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