Crowdsourced Intelligence Gathering
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
The paradox of crowdsourced intelligence gathering is one of the most counterintuitive developments in the recent history of foreign intelligence. In this article we examine two examples intelligence gathering through crowdsourcing: 1) the analysis of a mysterious ‘box’ on the Euphrates in Syria, and 2) citizen cartography. This article explores the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches to using crowdsourcing for gathering information that public managers should consider as these methods become more common place.
Clark, Benjamin Y. and Logan, Joseph, "Crowdsourced Intelligence Gathering" (2014). All Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Publications. 0 1 2 3 1232.
Clark, Benjamin Y. and Logan, Joseph, Crowdsourced Intelligence Gathering (April 23, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2485796.