All-Source Collection Requirements Manager

Work Role ID: 312  |  Workforce Elements: Cyberspace Intelligence

What does this work role do? Evaluates collection operations and develops effects-based collection requirements strategies using available sources and methods to improve collection. Develops, processes, validates, and coordinates submission of collection requirements. Evaluates performance of collection assets and collection operations.

KSAT ID Description KSAT
22 * Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. Knowledge
108 * Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk). Knowledge
1157 * Knowledge of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity. Knowledge
1158 * Knowledge of cybersecurity principles. Knowledge
1159 * Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Knowledge
2015 Analyze feedback to determine extent to which collection products and services are meeting requirements. Task
2017 Analyze incoming collection requests. Task
2021 Analyze plans, directives, guidance and policy for factors that would influence collection management’s operational structure and requirement s (e.g., duration, scope, communication requirements, interagency/international agreements). Task
2053 Assess the effectiveness of collections in satisfying priority information gaps, using available capabilities and methods, and then adjust collection strategies and collection requirements accordingly. Task
2093 Collaborate with customer to define information requirements. Task
2245 Develop a method for comparing collection reports to outstanding requirements to identify information gaps. Task
2375 Validate the link between collection requests and critical information requirements and priority intelligence requirements of leadership. Task
2398 Evaluate the effectiveness of collection operations against the collection plan. Task
2857 Translate collection requests into applicable discipline-specific collection requirements. Task
3010 Ability to apply collaborative skills and strategies. Ability
3011 Ability to apply critical reading/thinking skills. Ability
3102 Knowledge of operational planning processes. Knowledge
3380 Knowledge of methods for ascertaining collection asset posture and availability. Knowledge
3557 Knowledge of collection strategies. Knowledge
4024 Skill to identify and apply tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination to associated collection disciplines. Skill
4066 Skill to use collaborative tools and environments. Skill
6900 * Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses. Knowledge
KSAT ID Description KSAT
52 Knowledge of human-computer interaction principles. Knowledge
87 Knowledge of network traffic analysis methods. Knowledge
2046 Assess efficiency of existing information exchange and management systems. Task
2051 Assess performance of collection assets against prescribed specifications. Task
2082 Close requests for information once satisfied. Task
2098 Compile lessons learned from collection management activity’s execution of organization collection objectives. Task
2111 Conduct formal and informal coordination of collection requirements in accordance with established guidelines and procedures. Task
2311 Develop procedures for providing feedback to collection managers, asset managers, and processing, exploitation and dissemination centers. Task
2341 Disseminate reports to inform decision makers on collection issues. Task
2347 Conduct and document an assessment of the collection results using established procedures. Task
2384 Evaluate extent to which collected information and/or produced intelligence satisfy information requests. Task
2397 Evaluate extent to which collection operations are synchronized with operational requirements. Task
2451 Identify collaboration forums that can serve as mechanisms for coordinating processes, functions, and outputs with specified organizations and functional groups. Task
2479 Identify and mitigate risks to collection management ability to support the plan, operations and target cycle. Task
2514 Inform stakeholders (e.g., collection managers, asset managers, processing, exploitation and dissemination centers) of evaluation results using established procedures. Task
2529 Issue requests for information. Task
2587 Modify collection requirements as necessary. Task
2727 Provide advisory and advocacy support to promote collection planning as an integrated component of the strategic campaign plans and other adaptive plans. Task
2807 Review capabilities of allocated collection assets. Task
2809 Review intelligence collection guidance for accuracy/applicability. Task
2810 Review list of prioritized collection requirements and essential information. Task
2827 Solicit and manage to completion feedback from requestors on quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of collection against collection requirements. Task
2835 Submit information requests to collection requirement management section for processing as collection requests. Task
2856 Track status of information requests, including those processed as collection requests and production requirements, using established procedures. Task
2867 Use feedback results (e.g., lesson learned) to identify opportunities to improve collection management efficiency and effectiveness. Task
2875 Validate requests for information according to established criteria. Task
3092 Knowledge of database administration and maintenance. Knowledge
3098 Knowledge of virtualization products (Vmware, Virtual PC). Knowledge
3116 Knowledge of all possible circumstances that would result in changing collection management authorities. Knowledge
3127 Knowledge of asset availability, capabilities and limitations. Knowledge
3128 Knowledge of tasking mechanisms. Knowledge
3131 Knowledge of available databases and tools necessary to assess appropriate collection tasking. Knowledge
3135 Knowledge of basic computer components and architectures, including the functions of various peripherals. Knowledge
3137 Knowledge of basic malicious activity concepts (e.g., foot printing, scanning and enumeration). Knowledge
3148 Knowledge of collection capabilities and limitations. Knowledge
3156 Knowledge of collection management tools. Knowledge
3160 Knowledge of collaborative tools and environments. Knowledge
3162 Knowledge of collection capabilities, accesses, performance specifications, and constraints utilized to satisfy collection plan. Knowledge
3165 Knowledge of collection planning process and collection plan. Knowledge
3175 Knowledge of leadership’s Intent and objectives. Knowledge
3188 Knowledge of computer networking fundamentals (i.e., basic computer components of a network, types of networks, etc.). Knowledge
3195 Knowledge of criteria for evaluating collection products. Knowledge
3204 Knowledge of current collection requirements. Knowledge
3217 Knowledge of cyber lexicon/terminology Knowledge
3225 Knowledge of data communications terminology (e.g., networking protocols, Ethernet, IP, encryption, optical devices, removable media). Knowledge
3234 Knowledge of databases, portals and associated dissemination vehicles. Knowledge
3253 Knowledge of encryption algorithms and cyber capabilities/tools (e.g., SSL, PGP). Knowledge
3262 Knowledge of evolving/emerging communications technologies. Knowledge
3275 Knowledge of fundamental cyber concepts, principles, limitations, and effects. Knowledge
3291 Knowledge of how internet applications work (SMTP email, web-based email, chat clients, VOIP). Knowledge
3292 Knowledge of how modern digital and telephony networks impact cyber operations. Knowledge
3293 Knowledge of how modern wireless communications systems impact cyber operations. Knowledge
3297 Knowledge of how to establish priorities for resources. Knowledge
3322 Knowledge of indications and warning. Knowledge
3325 Knowledge of information needs. Knowledge
3361 Knowledge of key cyber threat actors and their equities. Knowledge
3362A Knowledge of key factors of the operational environment and related threats and vulnerabilities. Knowledge
3374 Knowledge of malware. Knowledge
3389 Knowledge of organization objectives and associated demand on collection management. Knowledge
3417 Knowledge of non-traditional collection methodologies. Knowledge
3420 Knowledge of ongoing and future operations. Knowledge
3424 Knowledge of operational asset constraints. Knowledge
3430 Knowledge of organizational priorities, legal authorities and requirements submission processes. Knowledge
3441 Knowledge of physical and logical network devices and infrastructure to include hubs, switches, routers, firewalls, etc. Knowledge
3464 Knowledge of research strategies and knowledge management. Knowledge
3470 Knowledge of risk management and mitigation strategies. Knowledge
3541 Knowledge of the available tools and applications associated with collection requirements and collection management. Knowledge
3543 Knowledge of the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern communication networks. Knowledge
3545 Knowledge of the basics of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection). Knowledge
3549 Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of new and emerging collection capabilities, accesses and/or processes. Knowledge
3552 Knowledge of the capabilities, limitations and tasking methodologies of internal and external collections as they apply to planned cyber activities. Knowledge
3556 Knowledge of collection management functionality (e.g., positions, functions, responsibilities, products, reporting requirements). Knowledge
3558 Knowledge of the priority information requirements from subordinate, lateral and higher levels of the organization. Knowledge
3561 Knowledge of the common networking and routing protocols(e.g. TCP/IP), services (e.g., web, mail, DNS), and how they interact to provide network communications. Knowledge
3568 Knowledge of the definition of collection management and collection management authority. Knowledge
3574 Knowledge of the existent tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination architecture. Knowledge
3575 Knowledge of the factors of threat that could impact collection operations. Knowledge
3595 Knowledge of the organization, roles and responsibilities of higher, lower and adjacent sub-elements. Knowledge
3599 Knowledge of the organizational policies/procedures for temporary transfer of collection authority. Knowledge
3602 Knowledge of the POC’s, databases, tools and applications necessary to establish environment preparation and surveillance products. Knowledge
3624 Knowledge of different organization objectives at all levels, including subordinate, lateral and higher. Knowledge
3625 Knowledge of the organization’s established format for collection plan. Knowledge
3626 Knowledge of the organization’s planning, operations and targeting cycles. Knowledge
3631 Knowledge of internal and external partner organization capabilities and limitations (those with tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination responsibilities). Knowledge
3633 Knowledge of tipping, cueing, mixing, and redundancy. Knowledge
3650 Knowledge of priority information, how it is derived, where it is published, how to access, etc. Knowledge
3651 Knowledge of what constitutes a “threat” to a network. Knowledge
3663 Knowledge of tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination. Knowledge
3957 Skill to access information on current assets available, usage. Skill
3960 Skill to access the databases where plans/directives/guidance are maintained. Skill
3985 Skill to associate Intelligence gaps to priority information requirements and observables. Skill
3986 Skill to compare and contrast indicators/observables with requirements. Skill
3994 Ability to coordinate, collaborate and disseminate information to subordinate, lateral and higher-level organizations. Ability
4012 Skill to ensure that the collection strategy leverages all available resources. Skill
4016 Skill to evaluate the capabilities, limitations and tasking methodologies of organic, theater, national, coalition and other collection capabilities. Skill
4025 Skill to identify Intelligence gaps. Skill
4027 Skill to identify when priority information requirements are satisfied. Skill
4028 Skill to implement established procedures for evaluating collection management and operations activities. Skill
4033 Skill to interpret readiness reporting, its operational relevance and intelligence collection impact. Skill
4049 Skill to prepare and deliver reports, presentations and briefings, to include using visual aids or presentation technology. Skill
4055 Skill to resolve conflicting collection requirements. Skill
4056 Skill to review performance specifications and historical information about collection assets. Skill
4057 Skill to specify collections and/or taskings that must be conducted in the near term. Skill
4063 Skill to evaluate requests for information to determine if response information exists. Skill
4065 Skill to use systems and/or tools to track collection requirements and determine whether or not they are satisfied. Skill
4113 Knowledge of the request for information process. Knowledge