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Most intelligence reports are somewhere in the middle; a "B-2" is taken seriously. Sometimes, it is impossible to rate the reliability of source, most commonly from lack of experience with him, so an F-3 could be a reasonably probable report from an unknown source. An extremely trusted source might submit a report that cannot be confirmed or denied, so it would get an "A-6" rating.
 
==Processing==
Refining and analyzing the information.
 
===Characteristics of Effective Intelligence===
*'''Relevance:''' Do the intelligence products pertain to your mission and support your concept of the operation?
 
*'''Usability:''' Are the intelligence products in a format you can easily use? Can they pass the "so what?" test? Do they clearly tell you their significance to your concept of the operation?
 
*'''Timeliness:''' Are you getting the intelligence, targets, electronic warfare (EW) support, and BDA when you ask for them?
 
*'''Accuracy:''' Are the intelligence products and targets correct? Are targets given with locations sufficiently accurate to attack them?
 
*'''Completeness:''' Are you getting the whole story or are the portions that are known versus those that are analytical estimates made clear to you?
 
*'''Objectivity:''' Is the intelligence unbiased, undistorted, and free from political influence or constraint?
 
*'''Predictive:''' Do the intelligence estimates of enemy capabilities give a set of possible enemy COAs which are prioritized in order of likelihood of occurrence
 
==Analysis and production==
The data that has been processed is translated into a finished intelligence product, which includes integrating, collating, evaluating, and analyzing all the data.
 
 
===Organizing What You Have===
Collection processes provide analysts with assorted kinds of information, some important and some irrelevant, some true and some false (with many shades in between), and some requiring further preprocessing before they can be used in analysis. Raw information reports use a standard code for the presumed reliability of the source and of the information.
 
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!Term
!Definition
!Example
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|align=center|Fact
|align=center|Verified information; something known to exist or to have happened.
|align=center|A confirmed inventory of a resource of one's own service
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|align=center|Direct Information
|align=center|The content of reports, research, and analytic reflection on an intelligence issue that helps analysts and their consumers evaluate the likelihood that something is factual and thereby reduces uncertainty, Information relating to an intelligence issue under scrutiny the details of which can, as a rule, be considered factual, because of the nature of the source, the source's direct access to the information, and the concrete and readily verifiable character of the contents
|align=center|COMINT or OSINT quoting what a foreign official said; IMINT providing a count of the number of starships at a starbase. HUMINT from a Federation diplomatic officer who directly observed an event.
|-
|align=center|Indirect Information
|align=center|Information relating to an intelligence issue the details of which may or may not be factual, the doubt reflecting some combination of the source's questionable reliability, the source's lack of direct access, and the complex character of the contents
|align=center|HUMINT from a reliable agent, citing secondhand what an informant said that a government official said. OSINT providing a foreign government document that gives the number of starships at a starbase. Indirect OSINT from a Federation embassy officer. COMINT that contains a report by a foreign official to his government, about what something he cannot confirm, but states with a probability.
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|align=center|Direct Data
|align=center|Organized information that provides context for evaluating the likelihood that a matter under scrutiny is factual.
|align=center|A chronology of events based on observations by Federation officers
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|align=center|Indirect Data
|align=center|Organized information that provides context for evaluating the likelihood that a matter under scrutiny is factual.
|align=center|A chronology based on reports from a liaison intelligence service
|}
 
Collation describes the process of organizing raw data, interpolating known data, evaluating the value of data, putting in working hypotheses. The simplest approaches often are an excellent start. With due regard for protecting documents and information, a great deal can be done with a few pads, a viewscreen, and a table.
 
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