An organization of intelligence is a complex system composed of an organization of people, a set of procedures and a technological system oriented to effectively implement the model of intelligence adopted.
An organization of Intelligence is structured in a hierarchy of interdependent systems oriented to implant a model of operation and management defined from one or several doctrinal approaches around the discipline of intelligence.
The system is composed of three differentiated elements:
A-The system of human activity.
B-The knowledge system.
C-The information technology system.
For almost twenty years I have been working in the research and study of the organizations of intelligence and only ten years ago I had the audacity to design and propose experimental innovations to the intellectual community of intelligence and socio-technical products oriented to the improvement of efficiency, productivity and resilience to the users and operators of this type of organizations.
From the practical experiences and the intellectual, systemic and design reflections, I have been able to substantiate the set of systems and Know-How that must be possessed to design, deploy and put into operational efficient operation an intelligence organization, all from the consciousness that these types of projects are inherently complex and are not available to any professional team. These systems and the necessary know-how are as follows:
1.Intelligence reference model. From the continuous analysis of a big number of intelligence organizations and doctrines, it results the design of an efficient model of wide functionality to support any type of organization regardless of size and function.
2.The methodological system that supports the reference model.
3.The educational system that trains professionals in the methodological model.
4.The operational system that efficiently implements the substantiated methodology of the intelligence model.
5.The organizational system that distributes and controls the operational functions according to the number, type and level of training of available professional human resources.
6.The technical architectures which automate the main tasks, support and make possible an efficient and safe operating operation (electronics, software,hardware , mechanics, communications).
7.Intelligence processes software that implements and automates operational behavior based on established methodology and intelligence model.
8.Intelligence analysis software applications for the control & support of intelligence analysts and operators .
9. Intelligence products & services portfolio (evidences,analytical reports,early warning alerts, intelligence report packs, etc..) that the organization will provide.
10.Methodology of definition and design of plans and settings specific to the organization.
11.Methodology of implementation and deployment of the intelligence organization.
12.Resultant socio-technical intelligence organization. Final configuration resulting from the process.
If you do not consider any of these systems, if you lack any essential part within the systems mentioned or do not have the necessary know-how will be difficult to implement a complete, efficient and standardized intelligence organization, with performance metrics that allow a continuous evolution based on the improvement of the intelligence model, the incorporation of new doctrinal approaches and the integral application to all the aforementioned systems.
An example: A National/Corporate CyberIntelligence Organizational Infraestructure
All the elements that we have seen as necessary can be applied to the creation of an organizational structure of cyber intelligence as the following briefly described in its modular configuration and main characteristics:
1-Reference infrastructure oriented at information superiority which covers all the Cyber Intelligence necessities.
2-Configuration of a dynamic network which allows for the amplification of the structural capabilities in an unlimited way without loosing control.
3-Each element of the structure is responsible for the processes of one part of the intelligence node in the network.
4-Integrated vision of threats at physical, logical and perceptual dimensions.
5-Possibility to create virtual or physical cyber intelligence nodes depending on application.
5-Independent structures that can share the intelligence nodes they wish or are necessary at any point in time, they can even create shared intelligence nodes with a specific purpose.
6-Cyber intelligence system focused in responding symmetrically to the configuration of any local or global threat proactively, able ton a proactive manner, capable of obtaining surprise strategy and optimizing opportunities.
7-Systems entirely interoperable.
8-Provide an organization with a newly created permanent or temporary cyber intelligence infrastructure quickly.
9-Allows independents operation of the distinct entities within the same technological, methodological and formative platform.
10-Entirely scalable system in levels and types of information to be treated and in number of users to which it gives service (tens, hundreds, thousands).
11-Unified cyber intelligence doctrine (unified procedures and methods).
12-Unified training in cyber intelligence techniques and procedures.