The path of success is through iterative processes requiring both hardship and leadership, beginning with an intelligence staff estimate, creating the concept of intelligence operations, and ending with the core deliverables.
As the planning effort continues, routine updates are required to ensure the emerging concept of intelligence operations aligns with the G-2's intent.
Develop a concept of intelligence operations. The work of the intelligence planner converges in the development of the concept of intelligence operations.
Elements of the Concept of Intelligence Operations. Priority Intelligence Requirements Specific Intelligence Tasks linked to Intelligence Objectives ISR Plan/Strategy (to include collection and PED plan) (Federated) Production and Dissemination Plan Architecture Resourcing Authorities Relevant Intelligence Security Cooperation Activities (if applicable) Intelligence Sharing plan/arrangements (if applicable) Operational View--depicting relationships and battlespace geometry Additional graphic representation depicting who and how the intelligence enterprise will accomplish the intelligence tasks.
These eight guidelines offered keys for the intelligence planner to successfully build a comprehensive concept of intelligence operations. Out of these guidelines, three points become abundantly clear: