THE INTELLIGENCE CYCLE

The primary function of the intelligence officer is to keep the Commander informed about: - the enemy - area of operations - the unknowns He also assists the Commander in the formulation and supervision of counterintelligence activities within the command.

# Essential Elements of Info # Other Intelligence Requirements # Collection Worksheet Intel Plan or Annex Orders and Request Dissemination: # Intel estimate # Rpts & Studies # Daily Intel Briefs Commander’s Use: Mission # Comdr’s Estimate # Staff Estimates # Other Comds # Troops # Intelligence Specialist # Special Units # Recording and Sorting # Evaluation # Interpretation .

# Essential Elements of Info # Other Intelligence Requirements # Collection Worksheet Intel Plan or Annex Orders and Request Dissemination: # Intel estimate # Rpts & Studies # Daily Intel Briefs Commander’s Use: Mission # Comdr’s Estimate # Staff Estimates # Other Comds # Troops # Intelligence Specialist # Special Units # Recording and Sorting # Evaluation # Interpretation .

characteristics of the area of operations Select collection agencies to be employed Supervisethe execution of order and requests .Planning of the Collection Effort Steps:      Determine intelligence requirements Determine intelligence priorities Determine enemy activities.

   To arrive at sound and timely decision. . . .Planning of the Collection Effort Depending on the mission. To protect the command. the Commander and his staff require intelligence and information . To assist in the processing of other information.

# Essential Elements of Info # Other Intelligence Requirements # Collection Worksheet Intel Plan or Annex Orders and Request Dissemination: # Intel estimate # Rpts & Studies # Daily Intel Briefs Commander’s Use: Mission # Comdr’s Estimate # Staff Estimates # Other Comds # Troops # Intelligence Specialist # Special Units # Recording and Sorting # Evaluation # Interpretation .

. weather. things or actions from which enemy.Collection of Information Collection is the systematic exploitation of sources of information by collection agencies and the delivery of the information obtained to the proper intelligence section. or terrain information is derived. Sources of information are persons.

Collection of Information Major Sources include:          Enemy activities Enemy prisoners of war (POW) Captured enemy documents and materials Enemy communication Civilians Maps Weather Forecasts Studies prepared by friendly units Intelligence reports .

. organization or unit that has access to sources of information and the capability of collecting information from them.Collection of Information A Collection Agency is an individual.They are valuable collectors of information and especially trained personnel Special Units . It include    Troops .The primary mission of a unit determines the amount of information that it can provide Intelligence Specialists .These units have various specific collection mission significant to the overall collection effort.

# Essential Elements of Info # Other Intelligence Requirements # Collection Worksheet Intel Plan or Annex Orders and Request Dissemination: # Intel estimate # Rpts & Studies # Daily Intel Briefs Commander’s Use: Mission # Comdr’s Estimate # Staff Estimates # Other Comds # Troops # Intelligence Specialist # Special Units # Recording and Sorting # Evaluation # Interpretation .

Interpretation of Information .The information is examined to determine its pertinence.Processing of Information Processing is the step by which intelligence is created from the raw material of information. reliability of the source and the collection agency. Evaluation of Information . .It determines the significance and meaning of information.It is consists of reducing information to writing or some form of graphical representation. Steps:    Recording . and accuracy of the information.

is the permanent.Processing of Information Recording The purpose of recording is to facilitate the task of the intelligence officer. . chronological record of operations of the intelligence section. Intelligence Workbook . Enemy Situation Map .is a device which provides a means of systematic arrangement of information by type of subjects. official. there are three (3) general aids by which recording is accomplished:    Intelligence Journal .is a temporary graphic record of the current disposition and major activities of the enemy. Basically.

WHERE. WHAT. WHEN.Most important information on top Other details . WHY & HOW MIIOT .Processing of Information Recording    WHO.

Reliability . reliability and accuracy of information:    Pertinence . .The S2 first examine info to determine the degree to which it I relevant. and its possible value. and knowledge of the source and agency.Information is judged for accuracy to establish the probable truth of information.Processing of Information Evaluation This determines the pertinence.The basis for this consideration is the intelligence officer’s experience with. Accuracy .

Probably true 3 .Possibly true 4 .Reliability cannot be judged Accuracy of Information 1 .Doubtfully true 5 .Usually Reliable C .Confirmed by other sources 2 .Unreliable F .Fairly Reliable D .Improbable 6 .Truth cannot be judged .Completely Reliable B .Not usually reliable E .Processing of Information Evaluation The standard evaluation table is as follows: Reliability of Source/Agency A .

SIGINT T .Commander U .Captured enemy X .Processing of Information Evaluation The standard evaluation table is as follows: Source of Information S .Documents .Intelligence Operatives V .Populace Z .Troops engaged in operation/encounter W .Government civilian employee Y .

# Essential Elements of Info # Other Intelligence Requirements # Collection Worksheet Intel Plan or Annex Orders and Request Dissemination: # Intel estimate # Rpts & Studies # Daily Intel Briefs Commander’s Use: Mission # Comdr’s Estimate # Staff Estimates # Other Comds # Troops # Intelligence Specialist # Special Units # Recording and Sorting # Evaluation # Interpretation .

Dissemination & Use of Intelligence Dissemination is the timely distribution of intelligence to those who need it. and in the most suitable form. Basic means of dissemination:        Intelligence Estimate Messages Personal Contact Intelligence Documents Periodic Reports Analyses of Area of Operations Studies .

Dissemination & Use of Intelligence Primary means of Disseminating Intelligence       Intelligence Estimate Spot Reports Intelligence Summary Operations Orders Intelligence Annex Daily Intelligence Briefs .

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