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Master of Science


Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

John O. Miller, PhD


There is concern within U.S. space and intelligence organizations that the current Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination processes may be insufficient to support current and future Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance systems. As part of a larger intelligence process, more detailed analysis becomes critical to determine what portions need to be improved. This analysis can be accomplished by simulation, which is appropriate due to the complexity of the process and the ability to compare variations in the process. We construct a high level model of a generalized military intelligence process based in part on the Intelligence Cycle outlined in Joint Publications. Using the Arena process oriented simulation software, our modular simulation can be used for quick turn studies on changes to the process, specifically with respect to classical measures such as quality, quantity, and timeliness. A sample study using the basic framework of the intelligence process with statistical analysis is also conducted.

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