FIGURE S-1 A high-level diagram showing the major elements of the committee’s proposed Air Force intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance Capability Planning and Analysis process. NOTE: Boxes and ovals shaded in red represent additions or modifications to the current process, depicted in blue. The table (lower left) indicates anticipated time lines for executing the process. The process is not intended to be strictly sequential in nature. Iterations may occur between various process functions as the analysis evolves. Acronyms are defined in the list in the front matter.

Recommendation 4-2. The Air Force should evolve its ISR CP&A process to an integrated, overarching ISR investment process with clear organizational responsibility identified for each subprocess.

Recommendation 4-3. The Air Force should adopt the proposed ISR CP&A process by incrementally building on its existing process using pilot projects. The scope of each pilot project should be compatible with available resources, be relevant to both current and future mission scenarios, and include metrics to measure achievement of the desired improvements (e.g., manpower reductions and increased timeliness).11


11The proposed process is described in Chapter 4. Also, notional scenarios are discussed in Chapter 1; they range from regional conflicts (Persian Gulf and Pacific Rim) to global, non-traditional conflicts, to homeland security scenarios.

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