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Intelligence WFF

Definition/Scope: (JP 2-0) An element of the warfighting functions. (joint) The product resulting from the collection, processing, integration, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of available information concerning foreign nations, hostile or potentially hostile forces or elements, or areas of actual or potential operations. The term is also applied to the activity which results in the product and to the organizations engaged in such activity. (ADP 3-0) The intelligence warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that facilitate understanding the enemy, terrain, and civil considerations. It includes the synchronization of collection requirements with the execution of tactical tasks such as reconnaissance, surveillance, and related intelligence operations. This warfighting function includes specific intelligence and communication structures at each echelon. (FM 3-0) The intelligence warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that facilitate understanding of the operational environment, enemy, terrain, and civil considerations. It includes tasks associated with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, and is driven by the commander. Intelligence is more than just collection. It is a continuous process that involves analyzing information from all sources and conducting operations to develop the situation. The intelligence warfighting function includes the following tasks: support to force generation; support to situational understanding; conduct ISR; provide intelligence support to targeting and information capabilities. FM 2-0 describes the intelligence warfighting function.


102d Fighter Interceptor Wing
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency
Automated Biometric Identifcation System
Biometrics In Support of Personnel Identification
Brigade Detainee Internment Facilities
Brigade Internment Facilities
C2 operations
Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate
Initial Point Of Capture
Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Synchronization
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration
military deception
National Counterterrorism Center
Regional Holding Facility, USMC
shaping operation
Unmanned Aircraft System
US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
US Army Intelligence Center
US Army Special Forces Command (Airborne)
US Special Operations Command, Combatant Command, Functional
XM1201 Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle
XM1209 Command and Control Vehicle

Used For:

Intelligence Warfighting Function

Broader Terms:

Warfighting Function

Narrower Terms:

fusion (intelligence)
geospatial intelligence
intelligence synchronization

Related Terms:

101st Intelligence Sqd
combat engineering
Fires WFF
Mission command WFF
Movement and Maneuver WFF
Protection WFF
Stability operation
Sustainment WFF
Tactical Conflict Assessment Framework

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