Advancing Information Collection Management Proficiency in the Brigade Combat Team: A Case for an Authorized Collection Manager
Technical Report,01 Aug 2018,30 Jun 2019
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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In an ever-increasing complex world, the United States Army aims to modernize and innovate to meet emerging threats. This modernization is no less apparent than the changes observed in Army Information Collection resources and processes over the last thirty years. During this time, the Army has organized information collection platforms around the Brigade Combat Team without resourcing a collection manager at the Brigade Combat Team. This research seeks to determine the value of authorizing a collection manager position on the Brigade Combat Team Modified Table of Organization and Equipment. Through extensive qualitative analysis of doctrine, force management references, and professional writing from the past thirty years, this research found that the position of a collection manager provided expertise in coordinating information collection processes, producing information collection tools, and integrating information collection systems to support the commanders decision making.
- Information Science
- Military Intelligence