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NATO Intelligence Requirement Management and Collection Management (IRM&CM) Course

Conducted by INTEL


The aim of this course is to prepare NATO IRM&CM staff to carry out IRM&CM tasks in an operational level headquarters, during the planning and execution of operations in accordance with NATO IRM&CM doctrine and directives.


Duration: 2 Weeks
Course Structure: Resident (2)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Area: INT - Intelligence
Section: AS - All Source Intelligence
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: ACT.427
ETOC Code: INT-AS-3651

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N2-12-A-18 23 Apr 18 - 04 May 18 0
N2-12-B-18 19 - 30 Nov 18 0

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please refer to the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

EXPLAIN THE NATO INTELLIGENCE AND NATO IRM&CM FRAMEWORK: Given references, the student will be able to explain the NATO Intelligence and IRM/CM framework to include key doctrinal concepts, organization within NATO, and governance structure.

SUGGEST IRM AND SELECT CM INTELLIGENCE COLLECTIONS DISCIPLINES AND AGENCIES: Given Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance handbooks and Collection Requirement guides the student will be able to provide a recommendation on the selection of IRM and CM resources that is logical, measured, and defensible IAW NATO doctrine, available ISR handbooks, EEI and discipline specific CR guides.

CONDUCT INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENT MANAGEMENT (IRM): Given a request for intelligence information the student will be able to carry out IRM processes and procedures to formulate an Intelligence Collection Plan (ICP) IAW NATO IRM doctrine and policies.

CONDUCT COLLECTION MANAGEMENT (CM): Given a scenario the student will be able to create a collect management plan that utilizes mission specific language, directs the JCMB, uses appropriate language for each asset culture, and leverages the capabilities of NATO tools for Collection Management IAW NATO doctrine and TTP's.

EXPLAIN HOW CM/JFC LEVEL INTERACTS WITH CM AND ISR OPS AT THE COMPONENT COMMAND LEVEL: Given a scenario the student will be able to explain how the CM/JFC-level interacts with CM and ISR OPS at CC level

EXPLAIN HOW THE IRM&CM FUNCTIONS SUPPORT NATO JOINT TARGETING DURING PLANNING AND OPERATIONS: Given references the student will be able to explain how the IRM&CM functions support NATO Joint Targeting IAW JCO Annex D.

EXPLAIN NATO INTELLIGENCE IRM&CM SYSTEMS AND TOOLS: Given references the students will be able to explain the different NATO intelligence domains, the generic NATO intelligence architecture, the current function and use of the different IRM&CM tools and the availability of these tools on NATO Secret versus Mission Secret and how non-availability of these systems and tools are overcome.

Requests for Information (RFI's): Given a scenario the student will be able to create RFIs which are reasonable, focused, geo-referenced, prioritized and justified in accordance with AIntP-8 using the latest developments and current IRM&CM panel agreements.

Course Participants

Intended training audience is IRM and CM personnel serving within the NATO Strategic, Operational commands due to the emphasis on joint operational functions; NFS IRM&CM personnel are also invited. This course could also benefit the wider intelligence community. All Intelligence personnel require IRM training and awareness of CM functions/processes.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-5 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5


Pre-requisite for the students to have completed the following ADL before course start, available at ADL-046 NATO INTEL – An Overview (30 minutes), and the JISR Operations Awareness Course (available by fall 2016).

A two week course which will include one week focusing on IRM procedures and methodology plus practical exercise and another week focusing on CM procedures and methodology plus practical exercise. The course will use NATO IRM&CM tools currently available at NSO.

Further Information

Key Resources/Standards: AIntP-11/STANAG 2555, AJP 2.0, 2.1, 2.7, AIntP-16 “IRM&CM TTPs” (plan to produce in 2017), AIntP-14 JISR TTPs, JOD, AD 65-11, AD 65-05 IRM&CM (revision by end 2016), JISR-concept, APP-11 (D)(1), ICE (Information Requirement Management and Collection Management Exchange), STANAG 2149 RFI (AIntP-8), JTF HQ SOPs on IRM&CM, AJP-3.9 Allied Doctrine for Joint Targeting (2016.NU), AD 80-70 Campaign Synchronization And Joint Targeting in ACO (2010.NR)


This course contains pre-learning sessions available as ADL Modules through the ACT LMS.

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