DoD Manual on Technical Intelligence

07.28.06 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The Department of Defense has published a new manual (pdf) on the conduct of “technical intelligence” operations, or TECHINT.

Technical intelligence here refers to the collection, analysis and exploitation of captured enemy materiel and documentation. TECHINT serves to maintain U.S. technological advantage on the battlefield and helps to counter adversary weapons systems and operations.

TECHINT roles and missions are described in a new inter-service manual. A copy was obtained by Secrecy News.

See “TECHINT: Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Technical Intelligence Operations,” FM 2-22.401, 9 June 2006.