Some key items in his report are:
* Select teams of analyst will be empowered to move between field elements, much like journalist, to visit collectors of information at the grassroots level
* Analyst will divide their work along geographic lines, and write comprehensive district assessments covering governance, development and stability. The alternative – having all analyst study an entire province or region through the lens of a narrow, functional line (e.g. one analyst covers governance, another studies narcotics trafficking, a third looks at insurgent networks, etc) – isn’t working.
There is more and I recommend reading this paper if intelligence issues interest you.
Hat tip to Brad Thor at Big Jounalism. All of his articles are good.