New Doctrine on Intelligence Support to Military Operations

01.23.12 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The Joint Chiefs of Staff have produced updated doctrine on intelligence support to military operations.  The new doctrine (pdf) reflects changes in intelligence organizations, roles and missions.

Among other things, the new publication introduces the term “biometric-enabled intelligence” or BEI.  “BEI is derived from the collection, processing, and exploitation of biometric signatures; the contextual data associated with those signatures; and other available information that answers a commander’s or other decision maker’s information needs concerning persons, networks, or populations of interest.”

See Joint Publication 2-01, “Joint and National Intelligence Support to Military Operations,” 05 January 2012.