Intelligence involves collection, processing and assessment of abundant information on very diverse areas. These areas range from very high and strategic levels to very low and technical levels, covering both military and civilian aspects.
Generic Intelligence Cycle consists of four consecutive cycles * The first cycle begins with directing resources for collecting the required information * In the second cycle, intelligence information is collected from resources * The third cycle processes and fuses the collected data and produces intelligence information * In the last cycle, intelligence information is distributed to users As users need further intelligence information, this cycle repeats itself.
Typical military intelligence cycle at tactical level is started by the operaitonal users through identifying intelligence information needs and requesting that intelligence information from an intelligence unit. An intelligence unit can be a cell in an operations center, or an intelligence center . Upon receiving this request, the intelligence unit plans how to collect the required information, by taking into account available resources. The collection resources can be directly under the command of intelligence unit or can be other resources that belong to external organizations. The collected information is processed and validated before being distributed to operational users. Operations are re-planned and executed in the light of received intelligence information. As the operations go on, the new intelligence information needs arise and intelligence cycle is repeated.
As I mentioned a couple of slides earlier, intelligence is not limited to military and covers a broader area. This slide show how the intelligence process starts and flows. The aim of intelligence is to provide the required information in line with the intention of high level political or military authorities. The inteligence information guides decision-makers to determine the best Courses Of Actions and therefore contributes to the success of an operation. This operation might be a military or humanitarian aid operation, or a political action. High level authorities convey their information needs to intelligence organizations. Tactical intelligence needs can also be forwarded by operational people in the field. These information needs are directed to intelligence staff, and then converted into intelligence requests. These requests are forwarded to and met by collection resources which may be our own entities or external resources. Collection resources may belong to different intelligence disciplines, such as OSINT, SIGINT, IMINT and HUMINT etc. Collecting information from different resources and disciplines helps increase the reliability of intelligence. The collected information are analyzed, processed and fused, as appropriate, before dissemination to users. Approval by the release authority is required before dissemination, so that only validated intelligence information is shared with users. Part of dissemination is “Common Intelligence Picture” where all processed intelligence information are brought together to provide an overall situational awareness.
As the bottom-line; Mil-INTEL solution provides a strategic level, joint intelligence system. Due to its Turkuaz architecture, Mil-INTEL enables network centricity which increases situational awareness through textual, graphical and other formats. Mil-INTEL is independent of organizational structure, therefore it can be easily implemented in any organization and be adapted to organizational changes. Mil-INTEL provides interoperability by integrating different systems, and on a wider scope by bringing civilian and military systems together. On technological side, it provides interoperability between legacy systems, that use comparably old technologies, and future systems that shall be based on evolving technologies. Mil-INTEL has been built on Turkuaz capability and developed through Spiral Life Cycle Development model.
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Mil-INTELIntegrated Intelligence System
Integrated Intelligence Concept Typical Intelligence Information Types
Integrated Intelligence SystemIntelligence Cycle Direct resources to collect informationMake information available tousers in timely manner Collect combat & target information from resources Prepare & validate collected information for use
Integrated Intelligence System – Tactical Level Typical Military Intelligence Cycle (at tactical level) Operational Users Operations Center Plan Collect Process / Produce
Integrated Intelligence System – Strategic Level Intelligence Data Input OSINT IMINTSIGINT HUMINT Organic & External Resources
Mil-INTEL - Integrated Intelligence System Mil-INTEL supports all phases of intelligence cycle (Direction, Collection, Processing, Dissemination). Major functions of Mil-INTEL are: Management of intelligence resources Planning intelligence collection Task management and monitoring Target management (incl Fusing) Management of intelligence information • Tactical Level Intelligence • Strategic Level Intelligence • Armed Forces Intelligence • Counter Intelligence • Intelligence against terrorism Common Intelligence Picture and Situational Awareness Management of environmental information (geo, meteo etc.) Formatted Messages and Integrated Infrastructure Integration with • tactical data links • tactical command & control systems • imagery exploitation systems (UAV, satellite etc.)Mil-INTEL CIMIC capabilities (Integration with civilian intelligence systems, homelandIntegratedIntelligence System security systems, civilian defense systems, integrated border management systems & airport systems) as required
Integrated Intelligence System – SummaryMil-INTEL Solution;• All Level Joint Intelligence System (from Tactical up to Strategic Level)• Provides seamless integration between the levels• Supports all phases of Intelligence Cycle• Comprehensive analysis capability• Designed to enable network centricity• Independent of organizational structure (easily adaptable to organizational changes)• Integrates and allows for collaboration and interoperability between civilian and military systems, if required• Supports and enables interoperability with future and legacy C2 systems• Built on existing latest technology aspects (web based solution aspects, HTML 5 supported GIS, sophisticated IT solutions)