information gathering

Definitions of information gathering
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n the act of collecting information

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intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operation
the operation of gathering information about an enemy
spying, undercover work
the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes
current intelligence
intelligence of all types and forms of immediate interest; usually disseminated without delays for evaluation or interpretation
combat intelligence, tactical intelligence
intelligence that is required for the planning and conduct of tactical operations
strategic intelligence
intelligence that is required for forming policy and military plans at national and international levels
SIGINT, signals intelligence
intelligence information gathered from communications intelligence or electronics intelligence or telemetry intelligence
clandestine operation
an intelligence operation so planned and executed as to insure concealment
overt operation
the collection of intelligence openly without concealment
reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission
the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)
counterintelligence
intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism
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military operation, operation
activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

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