AIR FORCE - AFI 14-111
INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT TO THE ACQUISITION LIFE-CYCLE
|Publication Date:||18 May 2012|
Successful development of weapons systems, new operational concepts, and innovative combat techniques depends upon rapid, precise, accurate, and detailed intelligence, along with the infrastructure needed to provide it. Three key processes in the Department of Defense (DoD) must work in concert to deliver the capabilities required by the warfighter: The requirements process, the acquisition process and the Planning, Programming, Budget and Execution (PPBE) process. Acquisition intelligence activities span all three processes, as well as additional processes that are unique to the Intelligence Community (IC). Intelligence Supportability Analysis (ISA) is the process by which AF intelligence, acquisition and operations analysts identify, document and plan for requirements, needs and supporting intelligence infrastructure necessary to successfully acquire and employ AF capabilities, thereby ensuring intelligence supportability. ISA is required throughout a program's life cycle, and should be considered for all programs and initiatives. This publication outlines processes and provides guidance to ensure intelligence and its related infrastructure are aligned and integrated appropriately within AF acquisition-related activities.