PART E: COLLECTION
The Intelligence Analyst is responsible for input into the unit collection of information
process. Based upon the information available on enemy forces and the IPB process, the
analyst recommends requests for information to the collection management and
dissemination (CM&D) section. These requests are for gathering missing information
(information gaps), needed to answer the commander's priority intelligence requirements
(PIR) and information requirements (IR). The analyst then monitors incoming reports
and advises the CM&D section when the requests are satisfied.
PART F: PROCESSING OF INFORMATION INTO INTELLIGENCE
1. The Intelligence Analyst functions in the tactical operations center (TOC) in an all-
source environment. As such, he receives information from all types of intelligence
systems, units, and sources. He must be able to take this wealth of information about the
enemy force and process it into intelligence to support the commander.
2. To accomplish this, there are numerous processing and recording references and files
a. OB book. A summary of all basic intelligence concerning the composition,
disposition, identification, subordination, and strengths of a foreign nation's military
b. OB handbook. A summary of basic intelligence on a foreign nation's political
structure and military establishment, including its tactics and doctrine. Like the OB
book, the handbook is published by higher US and Allied commands.
c. Installation handbook. These contain complete information concerning every
military installation in every city in the country of interest.
d. Unit workbook. Consists of the major enemy force opposing the friendly unit.
This workbook is kept current by the analyst and is used to determine OB changes or
confirm incoming information.
e. OB workbook. Aids the analyst in sorting, evaluating, and interpreting
information and in preparing intelligence reports.
f. OB situation map. A graphic portrayal of current enemy OB, either confirmed
or unconfirmed. It shows identification and disposition of the enemy units and any other
information which will assist the analyst in developing the enemy OB.