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Definitions[]

General[]

Information collection is

the obtaining, causing to be obtained, soliciting, or requiring the disclosure to an agency, third parties or the public of information by or for an agency by means of identical questions posed to, or identical reporting, recordkeeping,

or disclosure requirements imposed on, ten or more persons, whether such collection of information is mandatory, voluntary, or required to obtain or retain a benefit.[1]

Military[]

Information Collection is

[a]n activity that synchronizes and integrates the planning and employment of sensors and assets as well as the processing, exploitation, and dissemination of systems in direct support of current and future operations.[2]
an activity that synchronizes and integrates the planning and employment of sensors and assets as well as the processing, exploitation, and dissemination of systems in direct support of current and future operations.[3]

Security[]

Information collection is the gathering, consolidation, and retention of raw data from sources including human-source intelligence, observation, qualitative and quantitative analysis of data derived from technical observation or from threat/vulnerability analysis, and open-source intelligence.

Information collection is the collection of only pure, unexamined data.

References[]

  1. 5 C.F.R. 1320.3 (2000).
  2. Department of the Army, Information Collection, at Glossary-2.
  3. ADP 2-0, at 4.

See also[]

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