Intelligence. United States - Intelligence Community. Director of National Intelligence. National Intelligence Council. Central Intelligence Agency ; Abroad. National Security Agency. National Reconnaissance Office Agency. National Geo-spatial Intelligence Agency.
Core Systems: Interoperability-Int op systems and applications.
Tasking: Direct and prioritize collection reqs. Form the interface between consumers and producers of int products.
Collection: Info comes from orgs, echelons, svcs, and int disciplines. These include but are not limited to tactical ground-based IEW systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, and space systems.
Processing: Convert, and correlate info into a form usable as combat int. At all echelons of the int architecture, and include both primary processing and secondary exploitation systems.
Dissemination: Provide the comns links - collection systems, processors, and users through physical comns channels, as well as networks, protocols and software, and databases and servers for the staging of products for dissemination.
The highest policy levels of government set, in the broadest sense, intelligence priorities and policies.
Obtain raw information (varieties of sources):
- Governmental sources: Ministries and depts.
- Non Governmental sources: Freely obtained info.
- Paid intelligence agencies.
- Obtained from friendly countries.
- Obtained from friendly organizations.
- Electronic/IT/ UAV/Satellite/Sig/ etc..
Nat Int Estimate
Analytic disputes-Vietnam war
Mil Comd HQ
O of Sec of Def
(Designed for Air-Air Fighter Aircrafts)
Be aware of threat/opportunity
Put the observation into the context of other information
Make the best possible action plan that can be carried out in a timely manner.
Carry out the plan
Interactions between the Int Cycle and OODA loop.
(TV, Radio, Papers, Seminars etc…Dissemination helps common understanding.)
-Imagery Int (IMINT)
-Signal Int (IMINT)
-TechInt (Technical Intelligence).
-Measurement and Signature Intelligence.(MASINT)
(To sp treaty compliance, early warning, and force protection.)
-Radio Frequency MASINT.
-Int dissemination management.
-Int Cycle security.
-Counter-Int & Counter Terror Orgs.
-Counter Int Failure.
Each may compete for resources in the same Org.
Sometimes, the int may not be timely, inaccurate or wrongly interpreted; but, there is no substitute to this.