Phase Five of the Intelligence Cycle – Forward Observer Shop

Phase Five of the Intelligence Cycle

Finally, at Phase Five we disseminate our intelligence to decision makers. We need to ensure that we get our intelligence into the hands of the people who need it.

Here are some ways that you can disseminate our finished intelligence:

  • Email
  • Blog
  • Phone/phone tree
  • Courier
  • Bulletin Board
  • Daily briefing / townhall
  • Flyers
  • Ham radio / low power FM

Samuel Culper is a former military intelligence NCO and contract Intelligence analyst. He spent three years in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now the intelligence and warfare researcher at Forward Observer.


  1. How does dissemination formats effect the collection process. I would like to develop a map in conjunction with a power point briefing to provide a tactical current situation report.

    1. Dissemination doesn’t affect collection. The only things that affect collection are 1) requirements, and 2) the availability of sources to collect.

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