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Definition: (DOD) A well defined area of intelligence collection, processing, exploitation, and reporting using a specific category of technical or human resources. There are five major disciplines: human intelligence, imagery intelligence, measurement and signature intelligence, signals intelligence (communications intelligence, electronic intelligence, and foreign instrumentation signals intelligence), and open-source intelligence.

See also human intelligence; imagery intelligence; intelligence; measurement and signature intelligence; open-source intelligence; signals intelligence.

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