Actionable Intelligence

Wednesday March 1, 2006

Essential Tasks:
- Change the Culture - Instill an Army-wide culture that intelligence is operations and the mindset that every Soldier is a sensor. Develop intelligence with a Campaign, Joint and Expeditionary mindset operating from mud to space, capable of directing the full spectrum "Fight for Knowledge" using any asset to support the commander at the point of decision.
- Tactical Intelligence - Design a modular tactical intelligence force that is born Joint - capable of independent action, empowered by the global grid that can be quickly tailored and aligned to support any situation.
- Create the Framework - With the Network Task Force, create an intelligence framework linking analytic centers, databases and sensors all focused on supporting leaders and Soldiers to provide the best possible understanding of the battlefield.
- Transform Training - Embed the philosophy of actionable intelligence throughout the Army and reshape training to emphasize actionable intelligence to stress intelligence is operations from peacetime engagement to stability and support operations.
- Transform Human Intelligence and Counterintelligence - Develop a full spectrum intelligence force that provides a tactical human intelligence capability and a professional counterintelligence force. This force must be capable of providing relevant reporting in a synchronized network centric environment that links with other collectors on the battlespace. This force must be able to conduct intelligence operations to protect the force and shape the environment across all phases of war.
- Rapid Technology Prototyping - Employ technology insertion and spiral development to get today's technology into the field faster.

For more information on this critical topic please go to https://www.army.mil/aps/06/15_addendums.html

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

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NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Insurgents captured after attack on Coalition (ARNEWS)
  • 1 in 10 U.S. Iraq veterans suffers stress disorder (MSNBC)
  • Pockets of violence, not civil war (MNF-Iraq)
  • Advisory Committee Recommends Big Changes to Military Pay System (DoD)
  • U.S. Tightens Terms on Boeing Army Program (LAT)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • President Bush Makes Surprise Visit To Afghanistan (EB)
  • End Iraq War Soon, Most Troops Say In Poll (NBC)
  • Support is growing for sending more troops to Iraq (USAToday)
  • Iraqi Asks U.S. To Step Back From Talks (EB)
  • More than 150 Iraqi Soldiers Graduate from Academy (CENTCOM)
  • Ex-Intelligence Officials Say Iraq Warnings Ignored (EB)
  • Pentagon: Pakistani forces roust terrorists (USAToday)

OF INTEREST

  • Army fails families of injured (PI)
  • Being mean is part of the job (2nd ID)
  • Military spouses may get assistance (CP)
  • Court blocks new rules for civilian DoD employees (AT)
  • West Point gets new superintendent (AT)

WORLD VIEW

  • Iraq Sunni clerics blame Shi'ites, U.S. for violence (AlertNet | Story)
  • Iraq is the mess created by US and UK (KT | Story)
  • US terms potential civil war in Iraq "serious setback" (Xinhuanet | Story)
  • It's time for an American foreign legion (IHT | Story)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"The greatest source of our intelligence are the Iraqi people in these towns."

Col. Stephen W. Davis
Commander, Regimental Command Team-2, assigned to Multinational Force-West in Iraq.

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