Assessing and updating HNIR operations will fall on a cross functional center and working group that reviews the quality, quantity, analysis, and production cycle to ensure the HNIR are answered appropriately for the commander.
This responsibility would require the staff section to validate the HNIR including developing indicators and specific information requirements; ensure collection; ensure data is ingested into common databases for easy access and analysis, and provide subject matter experts to work in and with an analytical cell designed to integrate HNIR assessments across the headquarters.
Endstate: A fully developed contact network along organizational and professional authorities and expertise to refine HNIR and assist with the development of reporting criteria.
Further analysis of the HNIR was required to identify or refine indicators or information requirements across the staff.
Step 2: Develop and Refine HNIR with Expert and Partnered Input to Produce SIRs.
Outline specific observables that support the HNIR.
The parallel effort to develop a coordinated approach to assemble HNIR information started with identifying all the elements that currently or potentially could have access to the required information across the command and staff but more importantly, identifying what other agencies and organizations were potential sources of HNIR-supporting information.
The IJC developed a HNIR sharing strategy and tasking process that recognizes the need to "ask" rather than "task" for much of the information.
We must make this HNIR knowledge available across the information environment.
Develop a multi-functional environment, enabled by an analytic center, to synthesize available HNIR information across all specialties.