2006 Game Plan - Actionable Intelligence

Thursday July 6, 2006

Timely application of fused, all-source, Actionable Intelligence remains a prerequisite for successful operations in complex environments against adaptive, irregular enemies. The Cold War notion of distinct intelligence and operational activities is no longer adequate; intelligence activities are operations in the fullest sense. Providing Actionable Intelligence to the Soldier has never been more important than it is today. Success in the long war demands that we accelerate our efforts to produce Actionable Intelligence.

Actionable Intelligence provides commanders and Soldiers a high level of shared situational understanding, delivered with the speed, accuracy, and timeliness needed to conduct successful operations.

Actionable Intelligence consists of eight critical initiatives, outlined below. It requires the creation of a joint, flat, web-based, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) architecture and an integrated data repository to enable Soldiers at every level to access, search, visualize, and report digitally into unified databases. These innovations will ensure widespread sharing and access across all classification levels, preventing delay and filtration at successive echelons. This architecture (Joint Intelligence Operations Capability- Iraq (JIOC-I) / Distributed Common Ground Station-Army (DCGS-A) will make Actionable Intelligence a reality down to the battalion level while meeting joint interoperability standards.

See the 2006 Game Plan for more information.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

Program for Soldiers to Earn $1,000 Referral Bonus Expanded

The latest recruiting incentive that will pay Soldiers a $1,000 lump payment for referring applicants who enlist, complete basic training, and graduate advanced individual training has been expanded. Effective 1 June 2006, Army Retirees are eligible to provide referrals under this program and receive the $1K bonus by referring persons that have not previously conducted an appointment with a recruiter.

The Secretary of the Army may pay a bonus to any Soldier who refers to an Army recruiter a person who has not previously served in the Armed Forces and enlists in either the Active Army, Army National Guard or the Army Reserves. The referral may not be an immediate family member and the Soldier referring may not be serving in a recruiting or retention assignment.

The referral must be made by the Soldier at www.usarec.army.mil or www.1800goguard.com/esar prior to the new recruit's first meeting with a recruiter.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Army Charges Lieutenant Who Wouldn't Go to Iraq (ST)
  • Ex-G.I. In Rape-Killing Case Left Army Under Mental Illness Rule (NYT)
  • Local Recruiters Find Urge to Serve Waning (BS)
  • National Guard Provides Rescue, Recovery During Floods (ARNews)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Iraqi Leaders Question U.S. Troops' Immunity (WP)
  • In Cold Blood: Iraqi Tells of Massacre at Farmhouse (LAT)
  • New Al Qaeda Leader Likely to Boost Mobile Bomb Usage (AFIS)
  • Israel Creates Buffer Zone in Northern Gaza (USAT)

OF INTEREST

  • North Korea Says it Will Continue Missile Tests (WP)
  • Two-Star General: Accusations Shouldn't Taint all U.S. Troops (SAS)
  • President Bush Answers Questions from Downrange (SAS)
  • Software Drives Army Costs Up (EB | AZ)

WORLD VIEW

  • U.S. Urged to Stop Israeli Terrorism in Gaza (ALJ | Story)
  • Bad Behavior Holding U.S. Troops Back from Conquering Kabul (TT | Story)
  • For Britons, the U.S. is 'No Longer a Symbol of Hope' (ALJ | Story)
  • Panel Orders Abu Ghraib Papers from Pentagon (IOL | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Soldier Ride National Tour 2006 (BS)
  • Army Charges Officer (SP)
  • The Army Puts Rapist on PAO Site (BS)

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