Phase Four of the Intelligence Cycle

Phase Four is Production. This is where our analysis takes final form and becomes ‘finished intelligence’.

Examples of finished intelligence are white papers, PowerPoint presentations, or verbal/audio briefs. This is what you’re going to disseminate in the next phase.

NEXT STEPS: In future lessons covering the Operating and Threat Environments, choose a product type for your finished intelligence.


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.

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