Definition/Scope: (DoDD 3115.13) An individual who is assessed by the HIG to possess information about: terrorist threats to the United States or its allies; the location of high-value terrorism subjects, particularly the leadership of terrorist groups that pose a threat to the United States or its allies; strategic-level plans or intentions of any terrorist or insurgent entity directing operations against deployed U.S. or allied forces; or strategic level knowledge of the organization, structure, leadership and key operatives, financial support, and communications methods of designated foreign terrorist organizations. OLD VERSION A high-value individual (HVI) is a person of significant value especially for intelligence. The individuals listed as a HVI are normally persons that have either conducted terrorist or illegal activities or they have direct knowledge of those that are committing them. Sometimes used interchably with high-payoff target.
Narrower Terms:Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate
Related Terms:High-Payoff Target