Intelligence, Surveillance, And Reconnaissance Operations

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The United States (US) Intelligence Community (IC) requires a succinct method for measuring the collection effectiveness of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) operations of both National Technical Means (NTM) and airborne Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations (SRO) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) collection. Intelligence professionals seek to leverage the GEOINT capabilities at their disposal to satisfy validated requirements in the most efficient manner possible due to the high demand, low density nature of ISR GEOINT assets. With the number of validated collection requirements surpassing the collection capacity available to collection managers there must be an effective manner of evaluating the GEOINT collection strategy to ensure the greatest amount of GEOINT is collected to satisfy a Joint Force Commander’s (JFC) Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR). This imbalance between the amount of collection that is needed and the capacity available to acquire and exploit the images drives home the necessity for a GEOINT collection strategy that incorporates a method for measuring its effectiveness of satisfying requirements throughout the execution cycle of collection operations.
When discussing the options available for measuring GEOINT collection effectiveness a brief background section will highlight the significance of ISR GEOINT collection across the six-phases of operations. Additionally, the background section will provide a review of
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