All too often we see organizations receive information on threat actors only to point-and-shoot when it
comes to collection. There is little to no structure in this critical task that drives all intelligence
production, analysis, and analytic writing.
This course prepares the organization’s designated intelligence professional as the person in charge of
Managing collection planning, staffing, targeting, ensuring integrated, synchronized, and deconflicted collection actions. As information is received from internal requests for information, analysis of existing data, information, and intelligence on the subject in question, the collection manager correlates and determine gaps in preparing the collection plan. This course prepares students in the development of collection requirements, designed to maximize the effectiveness of your limited resources covering what may seem as vast areas of online targets. The course assists the collection manager in determining where to look, when to look, and what to look for. We provide students with situation and event templates, how to fill them out, how to manage the ever-changing problem iteratively, and how to establish collection priorities base on the courses of action the threat actor may likely adopt.
The collection manager works with the intelligence and priority intelligence requirements to develop the collection plan translating these into specific information requirements used to provide targeting while managing the availability and capabilities of the collection/research team.