f. Periodic Intelligence Report (PERINTREP). Summarizes the intelligence
situation for a specified period of time in a tactical situation, normally 24 hours. The
PERINTREP contains detailed intelligence and combat information. It covers the enemy
situation, operations, capabilities and vulnerabilities, characteristics of the AO, and
1. Intelligence and combat information is of little value if it is not delivered when and
where it is needed. Failure to do so defeats a thorough and successful intelligence
production effort. Since most intelligence, and all combat information is time sensitive, it
must be reported or disseminated to commanders and others who need it quickly and
2. The Intelligence Analyst uses three primary means of disseminating intelligence and
a. Electronic communications. Electronic communications are effective for
disseminating PERINTREPs and INTSUMs. It is also highly effective when used to
transmit immediate intelligence or combat information. However, this type of
dissemination may be delayed because transmission of higher priority messages takes
precedence, radio silence may be imposed, or jamming or other interference may
preclude the transmission.
b. Written communications. Written intelligence estimates, annexes, and reports
are effective reporting tools when disseminating large amounts of intelligence or combat
information. Graphic information is disseminated in the form of overlays so it can be
applied immediately to the receiving unit's situation maps (SITMAPs).
c. Oral communications are generally briefings given from unit SITMAPs to
commanders, staff, liaison officers, and unit personnel located near the command post
(CP). These briefings may be formal or informal, scheduled or unscheduled, depending
upon the criticality of the intelligence or combat information. Briefings provide
immediate updates in combat situations, give in-depth summaries of events preceding an
operation, and can be tailored to the individual user's needs.
3. The Intelligence Analyst must possess excellent communication skills at all echelons
to brief accurately, thoroughly, and in detail. He must be able to brief on very broad
subjects and present intelligence or combat information concerning current operations
quickly and efficiently.