CO-OPL-001 Cyber Intel Planner

Provides specialized denial and deception operations and collection of cybersecurity information that may be used to develop intelligence.

Performs in-depth joint targeting and cybersecurity planning process. Gathers information and develops detailed Operational Plans and Orders supporting requirements. Conducts strategic and operational-level planning across the full range of operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations.

Develops detailed intelligence plans to satisfy cyber operations requirements. Collaborates with cyber operations planners to identify, validate, and levy requirements for collection and analysis. Participates in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and execution of cyber actions. Synchronizes intelligence activities to support organization objectives in cyberspace.

Knowledges 89

Code Description Work Roles
K0001 Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. 52
K0002 Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk). 52
K0003 Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy. 52
K0004 Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles. 52
K0005 Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. 52
K0006 Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses. 52
K0036 Knowledge of human-computer interaction principles. 12
K0108 Knowledge of concepts, terminology, and operations of a wide range of communications media (computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless). 11
K0109 Knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals (e.g., CPUs, Network Interface Cards, data storage). 15
K0120 Knowledge of how information needs and collection requirements are translated, tracked, and prioritized across the extended enterprise. 6
K0347 Knowledge and understanding of operational design. 3
K0349 Knowledge of website types, administration, functions, and content management system (CMS). 8
K0350 Knowledge of accepted organization planning systems. 3
K0352 Knowledge of forms of intelligence support needs, topics, and focus areas. 2
K0355 Knowledge of all-source reporting and dissemination procedures. 1
K0358 Knowledge of analytical standards and the purpose of intelligence confidence levels. 1
K0362 Knowledge of attack methods and techniques (DDoS, brute force, spoofing, etc.). 9
K0377 Knowledge of classification and control markings standards, policies and procedures. 7
K0379 Knowledge of client organizations, including information needs, objectives, structure, capabilities, etc. 7
K0392 Knowledge of common computer/network infections (virus, Trojan, etc.) and methods of infection (ports, attachments, etc.). 9
K0395 Knowledge of computer networking fundamentals (i.e., basic computer components of a network, types of networks, etc.). 10
K0399 Knowledge of crisis action planning and time sensitive planning procedures. 2
K0400 Knowledge of crisis action planning for cyber operations. 3
K0403 Knowledge of cryptologic capabilities, limitations, and contributions to cyber operations. 5
K0405 Knowledge of current computer-based intrusion sets. 5
K0408 Knowledge of cyber actions (i.e. cyber defense, information gathering, environment preparation, cyber-attack) principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects. 3
K0411 Knowledge of cyber laws and legal considerations and their effect on cyber planning. 3
K0414 Knowledge of cyber operations support or enabling processes. 4
K0417 Knowledge of data communications terminology (e.g., networking protocols, Ethernet, IP, encryption, optical devices, removable media). 10
K0422 Knowledge of deconfliction processes and procedures. 3
K0427 Knowledge of encryption algorithms and cyber capabilities/tools (e.g., SSL, PGP). 8
K0431 Knowledge of evolving/emerging communications technologies. 11
K0432 Knowledge of existing, emerging, and long-range issues related to cyber operations strategy, policy, and organization. 3
K0435 Knowledge of fundamental cyber concepts, principles, limitations, and effects. 5
K0436 Knowledge of fundamental cyber operations concepts, terminology/lexicon (i.e., environment preparation, cyber-attack, cyber defense), principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects. 8
K0440 Knowledge of host-based security products and how those products affect exploitation and reduce vulnerability. 8
K0444 Knowledge of how Internet applications work (SMTP email, web-based email, chat clients, VOIP). 11
K0445 Knowledge of how modern digital and telephony networks impact cyber operations. 9
K0446 Knowledge of how modern wireless communications systems impact cyber operations. 8
K0455 Knowledge of information security concepts, facilitating technologies and methods. 3
K0456 Knowledge of intelligence capabilities and limitations. 1
K0459 Knowledge of intelligence employment requirements (i.e., logistical, communications support, maneuverability, legal restrictions, etc.). 1
K0460 Knowledge of intelligence preparation of the environment and similar processes. 5
K0463 Knowledge of intelligence requirements tasking systems. 1
K0464 Knowledge of intelligence support to planning, execution, and assessment. 6
K0465 Knowledge of internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools. 6
K0471 Knowledge of Internet network addressing (IP addresses, classless inter-domain routing, TCP/UDP port numbering). 9
K0480 Knowledge of malware. 8
K0494 Knowledge of objectives, situation, operational environment, and the status and disposition of internal and external partner collection capabilities available to support planning. 2
K0499 Knowledge of operations security. 8
K0501 Knowledge of organization cyber operations programs, strategies, and resources. 3
K0502 Knowledge of organization decision support tools and/or methods. 2
K0504 Knowledge of organization issues, objectives, and operations in cyber as well as regulations and policy directives governing cyber operations. 3
K0506 Knowledge of organization objectives, leadership priorities, and decision-making risks. 3
K0507 Knowledge of organization or partner exploitation of digital networks. 6
K0508 Knowledge of organization policies and planning concepts for partnering with internal and/or external organizations. 3
K0511 Knowledge of organizational hierarchy and cyber decision-making processes. 6
K0512 Knowledge of organizational planning concepts. 3
K0514 Knowledge of organizational structures and associated intelligence capabilities. 3
K0517 Knowledge of post implementation review (PIR) approval process. 1
K0518 Knowledge of planning activity initiation. 2
K0519 Knowledge of planning timelines adaptive, crisis action, and time-sensitive planning. 2
K0525 Knowledge of required intelligence planning products associated with cyber operational planning. 2
K0538 Knowledge of target and threat organization structures, critical capabilities, and critical vulnerabilities 3
K0556 Knowledge of telecommunications fundamentals. 6
K0560 Knowledge of the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern communication networks. 10
K0561 Knowledge of the basics of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection). 8
K0565 Knowledge of the common networking and routing protocols (e.g. TCP/IP), services (e.g., web, mail, DNS), and how they interact to provide network communications. 11
K0566 Knowledge of the critical information requirements and how they're used in planning. 2
K0572 Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of internal teams that emulate threat activities to benefit the organization. 2
K0575 Knowledge of the impacts of internal and external partner staffing estimates. 1
K0577 Knowledge of the intelligence frameworks, processes, and related systems. 2
K0578 Knowledge of the intelligence requirements development and request for information processes. 1
K0582 Knowledge of the organizational planning and staffing process. 2
K0585 Knowledge of the organizational structure as it pertains to full spectrum cyber operations, including the functions, responsibilities, and interrelationships among distinct internal elements. 3
K0586 Knowledge of the outputs of course of action and exercise analysis. 2
K0589 Knowledge of the process used to assess the performance and impact of operations. 2
K0590 Knowledge of the processes to synchronize operational assessment procedures with the critical information requirement process. 2
K0591 Knowledge of the production responsibilities and organic analysis and production capabilities. 1
K0593 Knowledge of the range of cyber operations and their underlying intelligence support needs, topics, and focus areas. 2
K0594 Knowledge of the relationships between end states, objectives, effects, lines of operation, etc. 2
K0595 Knowledge of the relationships of operational objectives, intelligence requirements, and intelligence production tasks. 1
K0598 Knowledge of the structure and intent of organization specific plans, guidance and authorizations. 6
K0599 Knowledge of the structure, architecture, and design of modern digital and telephony networks. 5
K0602 Knowledge of collection disciplines and capabilities. 1
K0603 Knowledge of the ways in which targets or threats use the Internet. 6
K0610 Knowledge of virtualization products (VMware, Virtual PC). 7
K0612 Knowledge of what constitutes a “threat” to a network. 8
K0614 Knowledge of wireless technologies (e.g., cellular, satellite, GSM) to include the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern wireless communications systems. 7

Skills 36

Code Description Work Roles
S0218 Skill in evaluating information for reliability, validity, and relevance. 8
S0203 Skill in defining and characterizing all pertinent aspects of the operational environment. 6
S0249 Skill in preparing and presenting briefings. 8
S0278 Skill in tailoring analysis to the necessary levels (e.g., classification and organizational). 6
S0296 Skill in utilizing feedback to improve processes, products, and services. 9
S0297 Skill in utilizing virtual collaborative workspaces and/or tools (e.g., IWS, VTCs, chat rooms, SharePoint). 7
S0176 Skill in administrative planning activities, to include preparation of functional and specific support plans, preparing and managing correspondence, and staffing procedures. 4
S0185 Skill in applying analytical methods typically employed to support planning and to justify recommended strategies and courses of action. 3
S0186 Skill in applying crisis planning procedures. 3
S0213 Skill in documenting and communicating complex technical and programmatic information. 3
S0250 Skill in preparing plans and related correspondence. 5
S0272 Skill in reviewing and editing intelligence products from various sources for cyber operations. 1
S0273 Skill in reviewing and editing plans. 3
S0306 Skill to analyze strategic guidance for issues requiring clarification and/or additional guidance. 2
S0307 Skill to analyze target or threat sources of strength and morale. 2
S0308 Skill to anticipate intelligence capability employment requirements. 1
S0309 Skill to anticipate key target or threat activities which are likely to prompt a leadership decision. 2
S0310 Skill to apply analytical standards to evaluate intelligence products. 1
S0312 Skill to apply the process used to assess the performance and impact of cyber operations. 2
S0314 Skill to articulate intelligence capabilities available to support execution of the plan. 1
S0315 Skill to articulate the needs of joint planners to all-source analysts. 1
S0318 Skill to conceptualize the entirety of the intelligence process in the multiple domains and dimensions. 1
S0319 Skill to convert intelligence requirements into intelligence production tasks. 1
S0320 Skill to coordinate the development of tailored intelligence products. 1
S0321 Skill to correlate intelligence priorities to the allocation of intelligence resources/assets. 1
S0322 Skill to craft indicators of operational progress/success. 2
S0323 Skill to create and maintain up-to-date planning documents and tracking of services/production. 1
S0331 Skill to express orally and in writing the relationship between intelligence capability limitations and decision-making risk and impacts on the overall operation. 1
S0333 Skill to graphically depict decision support materials containing intelligence and partner capability estimates. 2
S0338 Skill to interpret planning guidance to discern level of analytical support required. 1
S0340 Skill to monitor target or threat situation and environmental factors. 1
S0341 Skill to monitor threat effects to partner capabilities and maintain a running estimate. 1
S0343 Skill to orchestrate intelligence planning teams, coordinate collection and production support, and monitor status. 1
S0345 Skill to relate intelligence resources/assets to anticipated intelligence requirements. 1
S0350 Skill to synchronize planning activities and required intelligence support. 1
S0360 Skill to analyze and assess internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools. 6

Abilities 17

Code Description Work Roles
A0013 Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means. 14
A0066 Ability to accurately and completely source all data used in intelligence, assessment and/or planning products. 12
A0070 Ability to apply critical reading/thinking skills. 9
A0089 Ability to function in a collaborative environment, seeking continuous consultation with other analysts and experts—both internal and external to the organization—to leverage analytical and technical expertise. 13
A0085 Ability to exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined. 9
A0082 Ability to effectively collaborate via virtual teams. 7
A0074 Ability to collaborate effectively with others. 6
A0067 Ability to adjust to and operate in a diverse, unpredictable, challenging, and fast-paced work environment. 3
A0068 Ability to apply approved planning development and staffing processes. 3
A0077 Ability to coordinate cyber operations with other organization functions or support activities. 4
A0081 Ability to develop or recommend planning solutions to problems and situations for which no precedent exists. 3
A0090 Ability to identify external partners with common cyber operations interests. 5
A0094 Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and guidance relevant to organization cyber objectives. 6
A0096 Ability to interpret and understand complex and rapidly evolving concepts. 4
A0098 Ability to participate as a member of planning teams, coordination groups, and task forces as necessary. 5
A0105 Ability to tailor technical and planning information to a customer’s level of understanding. 7
A0160 Ability to translate, track, and prioritize information needs and intelligence collection requirements across the extended enterprise. 1

Tasks 45

Code Description Work Roles
T0563 Provide input to the analysis, design, development or acquisition of capabilities used for meeting objectives. 2
T0575 Coordinate for intelligence support to operational planning activities. 1
T0576 Assess all-source intelligence and recommend targets to support cyber operation objectives. 1
T0579 Assess target vulnerabilities and/or operational capabilities to determine course of action. 2
T0581 Assist and advise interagency partners in identifying and developing best practices for facilitating operational support to achievement of organization objectives. 3
T0587 Assist in the development and refinement of priority information requirements. 1
T0590 Enable synchronization of intelligence support plans across partner organizations as required. 1
T0592 Provide input to the identification of cyber-related success criteria. 2
T0601 Collaborate with other team members or partner organizations to develop a diverse program of information materials (e.g., web pages, briefings, print materials). 2
T0627 Contribute to crisis action planning for cyber operations. 3
T0628 Contribute to the development of the organization's decision support tools if necessary. 2
T0630 Incorporate intelligence equities into the overall design of cyber operations plans. 1
T0636 Coordinate with intelligence planners to ensure that collection managers receive information requirements. 1
T0637 Coordinate with the intelligence planning team to assess capability to satisfy assigned intelligence tasks. 1
T0638 Coordinate, produce, and track intelligence requirements. 1
T0639 Coordinate, synchronize and draft applicable intelligence sections of cyber operations plans. 1
T0640 Use intelligence estimates to counter potential target actions. 2
T0648 Determine indicators (e.g., measures of effectiveness) that are best suited to specific cyber operation objectives. 2
T0656 Develop and review intelligence guidance for integration into supporting cyber operations planning and execution. 1
T0659 Develop detailed intelligence support to cyber operations requirements. 1
T0667 Develop potential courses of action. 2
T0670 Develop, implement, and recommend changes to appropriate planning procedures and policies. 3
T0676 Draft cyber intelligence collection and production requirements. 1
T0680 Ensure that intelligence planning activities are integrated and synchronized with operational planning timelines. 2
T0690 Evaluate intelligence estimates to support the planning cycle. 2
T0691 Evaluate the conditions that affect employment of available cyber intelligence capabilities. 1
T0705 Incorporate intelligence and counterintelligence to support plan development. 1
T0709 Identify all available partner intelligence capabilities and limitations supporting cyber operations. 1
T0711 Identify, draft, evaluate, and prioritize relevant intelligence or information requirements. 1
T0719 Identify cyber intelligence gaps and shortfalls for cyber operational planning. 2
T0726 Identify the need, scope, and timeframe for applicable intelligence environment preparation derived production. 1
T0728 Provide input to or develop courses of action based on threat factors. 1
T0733 Interpret environment preparations assessments to determine a course of action. 2
T0734 Issue requests for information. 4
T0735 Lead and coordinate intelligence support to operational planning. 1
T0739 Maintain relationships with internal and external partners involved in cyber planning or related areas. 3
T0743 Maintain situational awareness to determine if changes to the operating environment require review of the plan. 2
T0760 Provide subject matter expertise to planning teams, coordination groups, and task forces as necessary. 2
T0763 Conduct long-range, strategic planning efforts with internal and external partners in cyber activities. 4
T0772 Prepare for and provide subject matter expertise to exercises. 3
T0784 Provide cyber focused guidance and advice on intelligence support plan inputs. 2
T0801 Recommend refinement, adaption, termination, and execution of operational plans as appropriate. 2
T0808 Review and comprehend organizational leadership objectives and guidance for planning. 1
T0816 Scope the cyber intelligence planning effort. 1
T0836 Document lessons learned that convey the results of events and/or exercises. 3