Actionable Intelligence

What is it? Actionable Intelligence provides Commanders and Soldiers a high level of shared situational understanding, delivered with the speed, accuracy, and timeliness necessary to operate at their highest potential and conduct successful operations.

Essential Tasks.

What has the Army done? The Army has invested in structuring and equipping its intelligence force based on critical feedback from field experiences in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Army's Modular Force structure is focused on providing "Actionable Intelligence" to the Soldier through enhanced capabilities, reinforced at successive echelons, and enabled by the network, empowering Brigade Combat Teams with better Operations and Intelligence fusion.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? Army will continue to learn from its operational experience and improve the implementation of the eight Critical Intelligence Initiatives within this focus area.

Why is this important to the Army? The single greatest force enabler is Dominant Battlespace Understanding-the understanding projected to the commander by Army Intelligence. The Modular MI Force, when resourced and documented at full Objective Table of Organization and Equipment, offers comprehensive, responsive Intelligence support that is totally integrated and fully tailorable to mission requirements.

 

Actionable Intelligence: Transforming the Force
Actionable Intelligence: The Eight Critical Initiatives

 

Actionable Intelligence: Transforming the Force

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What is it? Army Intelligence Transformation seeks to adapt our capabilities, doctrine and training to provide commanders the "knowledge superiority" they need to successfully accomplish their mission.

What has the Army done?The Military Intelligence (MI) force, as a result of transformation, has increased the capability of and has grown the tactical and operational echelons to facilitate the Operations/Intelligence integration. The Brigade Combat Team (BCT) has gained additional intelligence staff and skills; an organic MI company with a robust processing, analytic, and collection capability; and enhanced Sensitive Compartmented Information sensor and communications links. In the Division, the Intelligence staff now includes an organic Analysis and Control Element (ACE) as well as the network connectivity and sensor links, to improve support to Brigade Combat Teams. The new MI Battalion provides general support, multi-disciplined intelligence collection capabilities to committed two- and three-star headquarters. The Theater Intelligence Brigade provides regionally focused multi-discipline intelligence collection, processing and analysis and cultural awareness. The Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center (JIDC) is an organizational response to the lessons of Abu Ghraib Prison. The Army component of the JIDC, the MI Battalion (Interrogation), will train as a cohesive organization with a clearly defined command and control structure. Lastly, the Joint Intelligence Operations Center - Iraq represents the expansion of the analytical, data mining, and visualization tools resident in the Information Dominance Center (IDC) based at the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Headquarters. This analytical capability is being provided to the Multi-National Force - Iraq by INSCOM in order to provide the theater with an advanced collaborative analytical enterprise solution.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? The Army plans to further refine and develop the Modular Force enabling units. The Modular Force places the division and corps commander's collection capability in the MI Battalion within the Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB). This MI Battalion allows the division (or Corps) commander to reinforce any BCT MI Company’s capabilities, to shape and weight the battlefield, and to cover the "white space" in the Division (or Corps) Area of Operations. Efforts continue to push secure communications and connectivity down to the warfighter through the Joint Network Node.

Why is this important to the Army? Army Intelligence as a part of the Modular Force is a crucial enabler in the Global War on Terrorism. The Modular MI Force, when fully resourced, offers comprehensive, responsive intelligence support that is totally integrated and fully tailorable to any mission requirement.

 

Actionable Intelligence: The Eight Critical Initiatives

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What is it? As part of the Chief of Staff, Army Focus Area; Actionable Intelligence, there are eight critical initiatives that implement the basis for Army's Intelligence transformation. This focus area has closed as a focus area, but the Army G2 Staff has transitioned these initiatives from the planning to the execution phase.

What has the Army done?

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? The Army will continue to integrate lessons learned and critical feedback from operational experiences in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom with the implementation of the eight critical initiatives and Actionable Intelligence.

Why is this important to the Army?The single greatest force enabler is Dominant Battlespace Knowledge - the knowledge projected to the commander by Army Intelligence. The Modular MI Force, when resourced and documented at full Objective Table of Organization and Equipment (OTOE), offers comprehensive, responsive Intelligence support that is totally integrated and fully tailorable to all mission requirements.