ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE

Friday August 5, 2005

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.

To defeat the complex threats facing the United States today, the Army must transform its intelligence collection, analysis, reporting and dissemination to produce Actionable Intelligence.

Army intelligence must change the system from one of many vertical echelons to a single, integrated network, with relevant information accessible by all Soldiers. The Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) forms the basis for the changes the Army is making in its intelligence operations.

The JIOC facilitates the simultaneous sharing and collaboration of intelligence at all levels for all users by:
1. Consolidating and flattening intelligence and operations networks.
2. Integrating sensors at all levels.
3. Expanding access and adding analytical and visualization tools.
4. Training Soldiers to leverage these capabilities.

The Soldier plays a critical role in the intelligence collection arena.

- A Soldier skilled in foreign language and cultural awareness will provide enhanced information to the network and facilitate analysis at higher levels.

- Human Intelligence (HUMINT) teams, combat patrols and Soldiers armed with handheld devices have immediate access to Actionable Intelligence critical to current and future operations and have direct support from the intelligence network.

- The Soldier as a Sensor (ES2) is fully integrated with a tasking and reporting system that leverages this Actionable Intelligence.

The JIOC's synergy will give the right intelligence to the right players at the right time, thus achieving a primary focus of Actionable Intelligence.

Source: AUSA Torchbearer National Security Report June 2005

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Army taking early measures to ward off cash shortage (MH | EB)
  • Forging warriors: More than 8,000 cadets converge on Fort Lewis (TRADOC)
  • Summer training forges leaders (TRADOC)
  • Soldier demoted, not jailed, for abuse of Afghan prisoner (NYT | EB)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • U.S. to transfer custody of Afghan detainees (AFIS)
  • Afghanistan accepts custody of nearly 70 percent of Guantanamo detainees (WP | EB)
  • Insurgents in Afghanistan take aim at softer targets (AFIS)
  • Road from Kandahar to Tarin Kowt in Afghanistan nearly complete (CENTCOM)
  • Iraq announces plan for stronger security (PI | EB)
  • Bush says U.S. will not be deterred (WT | EB)
  • Rumsfeld: Resolve, not retreat, required in terror war (AFIS)
  • Recent attacks in response to U.S. pressure, spokesman says (AFIS)
  • Rumsfeld criticizes Syria for aiding insurgents (NYT | EB)
  • Commander says campaign along Euphrates River has lessened suicide attacks (NYT | EB)
  • Iraqi Police Officers complete advanced, specialty, basic courses (AFIS)
  • Iraq officials help train U.S. commanders for duty in Iraq (SS | EB)
  • Changes in the city of Najaf and at teaching hospital (GRD)
  • U.S. towns face clusters of casualties (USAT | EB)
  • Lawsuit forces Pentagon to release more casualty photos (WP | EB)
  • "Don't tie our hands" -- Opinion (USAT | EB)
  • "Terror war strategies..." -- Opinion (WT | EB)

OF INTEREST

  • Deputy SecDef directs QDR consolidation (DN/EB)
  • Pentagon removes politics from "America Supports You" Web site (WP | EB)
  • Six-nation talks with N. Korea nearing collapse (WSJ/EB)
  • Europe offers Iran deal including nuclear future (NYT | EB)
  • Coast Guard celebrates 215 years of securing homeland (AFIS)

WORLD VIEW

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Events

August 5, 2005
Super Day at Fort Eustis celebrates the anniversary if the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. Activities include a flyover, and performances by the Old Guard Drill Team and the 82nd Airborne All-American Free Fall Demonstration Team. (More)

Mail Call: Army Air Ambulance - Special Service Force - Johnson Rifle, History Channel, 9:00 p.m. (More)

Mail Call: Heavy Support Vehicles - Dragon Wagon - WWII Merchant Ships, History Channel, 9:30 p.m. (More)

August 5-7, 2005
The U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Parachute Demonstration Team, the Black Daggers, will perform aerial acrobatics at the Prairie Air Show in Peoria, Illinois Regional Airport.

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

The key to defeating global terrorism is not just collecting intelligence but leveraging that intelligence to the fullest. (Story)

Maj. Gen. John F. Kimmons
Commander, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

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