intelligence collection management
Definition/Scope: (CALL 96-12) Collection operations acquire information about the adversary and battlespace and provide that information to intelligence processing and exploitation elements. Collection management, which occurs at all levels of intelligence, converts validated intelligence requirements into collection requirements; establishes, tasks or coordinates actions with appropriate collection sources or agencies; and monitors results and retasks as required. The primary purpose of collection management is to answer the commander’s Irs while making the best use of scarce intelligence collection resources. (MCWP 2-2) Collection management is, in intelligence usage, the process of converting intelligence requirements into collection requirements, establishing priorities, tasking or coordinating with appropriate collection sources or agencies, monitoring results and retasking, as required.
Related Terms:Central Intelligence Agency