Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment
Definition/Scope: IPOE is a systematic, continuous process of analyzing the threat and environment, which includes terrain, weather, and civil considerations. It supports the commander's visualization, staff estimates, and the planning process. Is designed to reduce the commander's uncertainties concerning weather, enemy, and terrain for a specific geographic area in a graphic format.
Used For:Intelligence WFF
Related Terms:Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate