Individuals are experienced in performing collection, production and dissemination of intelligence data.

They apply a basic knowledge of a professional discipline, the principles and techniques of inductive and deductive reasoning, and a subject-matter knowledge of either a geographical area or a functional area to the production of finished intelligence reports and/or they apply a the knowledge of a professional discipline such as international relations, current history, military science or political science and a knowledge of the operations and resources of the organizations which make up the intelligence community to a subject-matter specialty in the field of intelligence operations.