Intelligence Gathering

This is a list of intelligence gathering disciplines.

HUMINT

Human intelligence--gathered from a person on the ground.

GEOINT

Geospatial intelligence--gathered from satellite, aerial photography, mapping/terrain data

  • IMINT--Imagery intelligence: gathered from satellite and aerial photography

MASINT

Measurement and signature intelligence:

OSINT

Open-source intelligence--gathered from open sources.

Can be further segmented by source type; Internet/General, Scientific/Technical and various HUMINT specialties (e.g. trade shows, association meetings, interviews, etc.)

SIGINT

Signals intelligence--gathered from interception of signals

  • COMINT--Communications Intelligence
  • ELINT--Electronic Intelligence: gathered from electronic signals that do not contain speech or text (which are considered COMINT).
    • FISINT--Foreign Instrumentation Signals Intelligence, was formerly known as TELINT or Telemetry Intelligence. TELINT, entails the collection and analysis of telemetry data from the target's missile or sometimes from aircraft tests.

TECHINT

Technical intelligence--gathered from analysis of weapons and equipment used by the armed forces of foreign nations, or environmental conditions.

  • MEDINT--Medical intelligence: gathered from analysis of medical records and/or actual physiological examinations to determine health and/or particular ailments/allergetic conditions for consideration.

CYBINT/DNINT

Cyber Intelligence/Digital Network Intelligence--gathered from cyberspace

FININT

Financial intelligence--gathered from analysis of monetary transactions

See also

References


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