Although publicly available information is helpful for background purposes, usually the best way to find out about the threat that some organisations and individuals pose is to obtain secret intelligence about their activities. We gather this information and use it to find out about organisations of interest and their key personalities, infrastructure, intentions, plans, and capabilities.
If intelligence is worth recording we ensure that this is done accurately. We clearly mark its origin and authenticity, and ensure that it can be retrieved swiftly. If we assess that a particular threat needs to be investigated, we deploy resources to obtain further intelligence, and we continually adjust our assessments in light of new intelligence or events.
INTELLIGENCE GATHERING ACTION PLAN OPERATIONS IN MOTION