Intelligence Production Processes
The intelligence production process includes the following major stages or activities:
This step starts the intelligence activity. It is triggered by an event or order from decision-makers. The input to this task includes initial requirements and collection or analysis goal.
Intelligence process starts with initial researching and investigation based on early requirements. This may trigger further sub-cycles, between researching and tasking to verify requirements with intelligence requestor.
This is the main and typically most time-consuming task. This task can also be part of a cycle. Tasking-researching-processing, where collected data may trigger frequent queries or clarifications.
Typically, standard reporting procedures exist (e.g., intelligence information report; IIR). Reporting can be responsive, one time in response to a specific request or can be periodic.
This is the final task to disseminate collected intelligence to requesters or specific intended audience.