INFORMATION MANAGEMENT for INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS

Mihail Păduraru



SISTEMIC AND SINERGIC COMPONENTS 
PLANING 
INTELLIGENCE NEEDS
KIT – KEY INTELINGENCE TOPICS 
IT IS IMPORTANT  WHAT WE KNOW BUT MORE IMPORTANT IS WHAT WE DON’T KNOW 
FORMULATE QUESTIONS

WHERE CAN WE GET THE INFORMATION WE NEED ?
OSINT                                                                         HUMINT

1 – SUBJECT 
WHO ? WHAT ?
2 – MODUS OPERANDI 
HOW ?
3 – PLACE 
WHERE ?
4 – TIME 
WHEN ?
5 – PURPOSE 
WHY ? 
ACKOFF – OPERATION RESEARCHER AND SYSTEM THINKING PROFESSOR , DIVIDE THINKING AS :
1. DATES – SIMBOLS 
2. INFORMATIONS – WHO ? ,WHAT ? ,WHERE ? ,WHEN ? 
3. KNOWLEDGE – APLICATION OF DATES AND INFORMATION – HOW ? 
4.UNDERSTANDING – WHY? 
5.JUDGEMENT / ANTICIPATION
FIRST 4 REFEER / BELONG TO THE PAST – WHAT WAS DONE OR WHAT IT IS KNOW AND THE LAST ONE BELONGS TO THE FUTUTRE AND NEEDS VISION
                                                     

TEHNIQUES OF ANALYSIS
SWOT 
PESTLE 
ACH 
MATRIX CALCULATION 
Analyst must to formulate short and concise quotes which will answer to THRUE or FALSE , filled with FACTS and EVIDENCES which finally will validate his reasoning 
He must focus more on the evidence that will reject his hypothesis instead of those that will confirm
VERY IMPORTANT – do not fill the missing pieces with personal opinions 

PRODUCT 
PRODUCT MUST BE ADAPT TO THE PERSONALITY OF THE  DECISION MAKER  
MUST BE SHORT  –  CONCISE  – COMPREHENSIVE  
EASY TO READ / TO UNDERSTAND
MUST CONTAINE ELEMENTS OF PROBABILITY
MUST CONTAIN ELEMENTS OF LOGICAL ARGUMENTATION :
if A + B = C then may be possible…D 
if A = C and B = C then A = B

FIELD OPERATIONS / OODA LOOP

OPERATIONAL INTELLINGENCE – CAPACITY AND INTENTIONS OF POSSIBLE THREATS 

STRATEGIC INTELIGENCE – LONG TERM 
 TACTIC INTELIGENCE – SHORT TERM 
AWARNESS , INDICATORS OF THREATS
THREAT = intention + capability
RISK = threat + vulnerability

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