This paper examines the elements of intelligence practice that have the potential to improve resilience and prevent intelligence failures. The most important drivers were identified using structured and unstructured interviews with intelligence practitioners and scholars. They were complemented by ideas and references to intelligence works published in recent years to find references to problems the Polish intelligence community is facing now. The primary efforts focused on developing intelligence studies as an academic discipline based on formal education and training and a formal selection process. The objective is to convince intelligence practitioners to build relationships to help understand security problems and increase public awareness of national security issues and intelligence activities.