The Intelligence Process � A Macro Look

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The Intelligence Process – A Macro Look Intelligence Process- the Steps or stages in Intelligence from policy makers perceiving a need for information to the community’s delivery of an analytical intelligence product to them. Intelligence Process comes in 7 stages 1. Requirements- policy issues or areas where intel is expected to make a contribution. Intelligence priorities reflect policy priorities. However, some conflicting and competing priorities become an issue Look at the high liklihood and impact of event. Key in what takes priority. o Priority Creep- issues move up a priority system and have to compete with other issues already in those brackets. o Ad Hoc- issues that crop up with little or no warning in IR. 2. Collection -produces information, not intelligence. Perhaps the most important facet of intelligence- increased collection also means increased risk of not finding anything importat 3. Processing and exploitation - the info collected must undergo this before it will be actual intelligence- intel collected technically must be processed from its complex signals into images or intercepts and these in turn must be exploited, analyzed or decoded. Collection outruns processing and exploitation. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course POLI SCI 1 taught by Professor Charney during the Spring '08 term at Duke.

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