Definition and the Collection of National Security Intelligence
The collection of the national security intelligence is the process of acquiring both the
information and also trying to provide the information so that it can much the processing and
also the production elements. The collection process of the national security intelligence
encompasses some guidelines which include the management of the intelligence resources.
Intelligence collection is developed with the idea of meeting the needs of the national security. In
the United States, the overall process of collecting the national security intelligence is conducted
by the CIA. After the information has been collected, then it is passed to state department’s
bureau of intelligence and research. It is from this department that the final report can be
accessed and released for the general overview.
The actual collection of the intelligence in the United States is a multi-operation. Looking
at the overall process, one can note that more organization are used in the process of collecting
the intelligence. In most cases, the organizations which are used in the process include
SIGNINT, national geospatial intelligence agency, IMINT. Others that are included in the
process include the HUMINT service, state department via the embassies and the Foreign
Service officers among others. Al these information end up in the hands of CIA which is tasked
with looking at the intelligence and making the necessary advisory steps. Given the role of
designing, building and also launching the recon satellites with the assistance from NASA. DOD
is given the airborne reconnaissance responsibility. In this case, it is involved in the process of
developing the UAVs which are used in the tactical intelligence and also on the battlefield. The
CIA’s DS&T role is technical collection organization.
With this one can note that the collection of national security intelligence is a