Derive intelligence requirements

Leadership or key decision makers may derive specific intelligence requirements from Key Intelligence Topics (KITs) or Key Intelligence Questions (KIQs). Specific intelligence requirements assist analysts in gathering information to establish a baseline of information about a topic or question and collection managers to clarify the types of information that should be collected to satisfy the requirement. [1] [2]

ID: T1230
Sub-techniques:  No sub-techniques
Tactic: Priority Definition Planning
Version: 1.0
Created: 14 December 2017
Last Modified: 05 February 2019


Detectable by Common Defenses (Yes/No/Partial): No

Explanation: Normally, defender is unable to detect. Few agencies and commercial organizations may have unique insights.

Difficulty for the Adversary

Easy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes

Explanation: Normal aspect of adversary planning lifecycle. May not be done by all adversaries.


  1. Mark M. Lowenthal. (n.d.). Ch 4: The Intelligence Process--A Macro Look; Who Does What for Whome?, Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  1. Clyde R. Heffter. (2011, August 4). A Fresh Look at Collection Requirements. Retrieved March 2, 2017.