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Intelligence supportability in future systems
Author(s): Brian Gold; Mariah Watson; Corey Vayette; Francis Fiduk
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Paper Abstract

Advanced weaponry is providing an exponential increase in intelligence data collection capabilities and the Intelligence Community (IC) is not properly positioned for the influx of intelligence supportabilitiy requirements the defense acquisition community is developing for it. The Air Force Material Command (AFMC) has initiated the Intelligence Supportability Analysis (ISA) process to allow the IC to triage programs for intelligence sensitivities as well as begin preparations within the IC for the transition of future programs to operational status. The ISA process is accomplished through system decomposition, allowing analysts to identify intelligence requirements and deficiencies. Early collaboration and engagement by program managers and intelligence analysts is crucial to the success of intelligence sensitive programs through the utilization of a repeatable analytical framework for evaluating and making cognizant trade-offs between cost, schedule and performance. Addressing intelligence supportability early in the acquisition process will also influence system design and provide the necessary lead time for intelligence community to react and resource new requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7818, Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging, Non-Imaging, and Unconventional Imaging Sensor Systems II, 781802 (27 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.863062
Show Author Affiliations
Brian Gold, U.S. Air Force (United States)
Mariah Watson, U.S. Air Force (United States)
Corey Vayette, U.S. Air Force (United States)
Francis Fiduk, U.S. Air Force (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7818:
Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging, Non-Imaging, and Unconventional Imaging Sensor Systems II
Jean J. Dolne; Stanley Rogers; Thomas J. Karr; David P. Casasent; Victor L. Gamiz, Editor(s)

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