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In intelligence, assets are persons within organizations or countries being spied upon who provide information for an outside spy.[1][2][3][4] They are sometimes referred to as agents, and in law enforcement parlance, as confidential informants, or "CIs" for short.

There are different categories of assets, including people who:


References

  1. ^ Appel, Edward. "Recruiting and Operating Counterintelligence "Assets"". www.pbs.org.
  2. ^ "INTelligence: Human Intelligence". www.cia.gov. Archived from the original on May 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Ekpe, Bassey (2007). "The Intelligence Assets of the United Nations: Sources, Methods, and Implications". International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. 20 (3): 377–400. doi:10.1080/08850600701249709. S2CID 154493112.
  4. ^ S, Ben. "Intelligence Assets: What is an intelligence asset?". intelligence101.com/.