Generate analyst intelligence requirements

Analysts may receive Key Intelligence Topics (KITs) and Key Intelligence Questions (KIQs) from leadership or key decision makers and generate intelligence requirements to articulate intricacies of information required on a topic or question. [1]

ID: T1234
Sub-techniques:  No sub-techniques
Tactic: Priority Definition Planning
Version: 1.0
Created: 14 December 2017
Last Modified: 17 October 2018


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. Jan P. Herring. (1999). Key Intelligence Topics: A Process to Identify and Define Intelligence Needs. Retrieved March 2, 2017.