Introduction to Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations Course
Introduction – This course will acquaint students with the fundamentals of ISR and ISR operations. Students will receive lessons in both theory and practice. Students will be given practical assessment throughout the course and measured utilizing a written and performance exam.
Audience – This course is recommended for individuals that are unfamiliar with ISR Operations but will be required to lead within the ISR Ops environment. This course is also ideal to acquaint those in support roles with this environment to provide understanding and appreciation for the missions they are supporting.
Measurement – Recommended no more than 24 students no less than 12
Location – Colorado Springs, CO or Worldwide
ISR Fundamentals –This lesson provides students with an understand of the fundamentals and utilization of intelligence, the disciplines within the ISR community and identify how each discipline would provide support in the operating environment.
ISR Support to the Kill-chain – This lesson focuses on the fundamentals of how intelligence drives operations and expounds upon how a weapon system or specialty within intelligence can drive the kill chain. This lesson will also introduce the concepts behind Find, Fix, Track, Target, Engage (F2T2EA) as well as Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze, Disseminate (F3EAD).
Planning, Collection, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination Process (PCPAD) – This lesson provides students with an understanding of the PCPAD process; Planning and Direction, Collection, Processing and exploitation, Analysis and Production, and Dissemination by developing intelligence requirements that can drive operations.
Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (JIPOE) – The JIPOE process provides a disciplined methodology for applying a holistic view of the Operational Environment to the analysis of adversary capabilities and intentions. This process consists of four basic steps: define the operational environment, describe the impact of the operational environment, evaluate the adversary and other relevant actors, and determine adversary and other relevant actor courses of action (COAs).
ISR Platforms – Provides students a tailored introduction to ISR sensors and the platforms supporting them. Students will learn to Identify and understand the collection resources for proper allocation to requirements within ISR operations. In this lesson, students will learn about the types of resources employed to satisfy information requirements through the global integrated ISR operations.