Description: In the requirements for a modern operational (strategic) environment, the activities of intelligence staff depends on a number of factors that will affect the ways of their actions. The commanders must take these factors into account, creating a comprehensive intelligence system, and emphasize the subordinate staff's attention to this impact. At least three main directions of influence can be distinguished: – the complexity of operations - will affect the ways of action of intelligence officers, because in the current operational environment the nature of the aggressor can vary significantly. An opponent may not have a permanent structure, material military resources, or generally only act in cyberspace. In this case, the methods of conducting intelligence need to be changed in order to provide greater access to data, mastering the latest ways of obtaining information, effectively using their professional skills; – saturation of information - a large amount of information circulating in the modern information space, limits the possibility of using available resources to timely focus them in the relevant fields. Therefore, the intelligence community's ability to search and quickly use relevant information is critical and requires an integrated approach that needs to be effective and dynamically adaptive. Commanders of all levels need to be sure that they have appropriate structures (divisions) that meet these requirements to mitigate (reduce) information saturation; Leveling the traditional boundaries - In modern operations, the traditional boundaries between levels of combat (strategic, operational and tactical) are of lesser significance in relation to intelligence. Expanding the capabilities of communications (communications) allowed commanders to tactical level of instant access to strategic intelligence information, while tactical intelligence sometimes depends on the solution of strategic tasks. The commander is fully responsible for intelligence and is the key to planning and organizing intelligence. He organizes and assigns a staff member so that he meets the intelligence and operational requirements for intelligence provision. The basic terms of intelligence in NATO member states are “intelligence”. Intelligence is a product of purposeful collection and processing of information (information) about the operational situation, capabilities and intentions of the enemy in order to identify threats and provide them to decision makers. The complexity of modern operations requires the use of all types of intelligence, the use of a wide range of means and methods of obtaining intelligence information, a deep understanding of the operational environment. This is due to the processing of geospatial data, their essence and logical construction, further processing of information and bringing to consumers. Therefore, the need for integrated intelligence, which is to use a wide spectrum of sources of obtaining intelligence information on the basis of a comprehensive understanding of the operational (strategic) situation, is urgent. At this time there are three definitions of the provision of intelligence data for these levels. Strategic intelligence includes: – intelligence data intended to inform the President of Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), the Verkhovna Rada, the Minister of Defense, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and other government agencies and institutions of Ukraine; – intelligence data on theater of military operations (TVD), in the interests of conducting interspecific operations, as a series of separate military operations; – assessment of the current situation, forecasting of possible intentions and calculation of the potential of the enemy, which may affect national security, interests of Ukraine or allied states.
Keywords: joint intelligence, intelligence foundations, intelligence types, intelligence cycle
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