Receive KITs/KIQs and determine requirements
Applicable agencies and/or personnel receive intelligence requirements and evaluate them to determine sub-requirements related to topics, questions, or requirements. For example, an adversary's nuclear energy requirements may be further divided into nuclear facilities versus nuclear warhead capabilities. 
DetectionDetectable 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 AdversaryEasy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes
Explanation: Normal aspect of adversary planning lifecycle. May not be done by all adversaries.
- Jack Davis. (2002, September). Improving CIA Analytic Performance: Analysts and the Policymaking Process. Retrieved March 5, 2017.