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. [1]

ID: T1239
Sub-techniques:  No sub-techniques
Tactic: Priority Definition Direction
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. Jack Davis. (2002, September). Improving CIA Analytic Performance: Analysts and the Policymaking Process. Retrieved March 5, 2017.