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Air Force ISR Agency

Ackerman, Robert K. "New Flight Plan for Air Force Intelligence." Signal, Mar. 2007. []

A reorganization of Air Force intelligence "was approved by the Air Force chief of staff in December 2006." According to Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, USAF, A-2, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), "[t]he reorganization's goals translate to managing Air Force ISR from a capabilities-based perspective and as a single consolidated functional area, treating Air Force intelligence as a servicewide enterprise and developing a bench of Air Force intelligence general officers for joint and interagency positions."

Air Force Print News. "Air Intelligence Agency to Become Air Force ISR Agency." 15 May 2007. []

On 14 May 2007, Air Force officials announced that effective 8 June 2007 the Air Intelligence Agency at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, will be designated the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency. The new agency will be realigned from the Air Combat Command to "the Air Force deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (A2) [Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula] as a field operating agency."

The Air Force ISR Agency's "force structure includes the 70th Intelligence Wing and the Air Force Cryptologic Office at Fort George G. Meade, Md.; the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; and the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick AFB, Fla. The Air Force Information Operations Center at Lackland AFB was reassigned to 8th Air Force [on 1 May 2007] in a parallel transformation to emphasize cyberspace as an Air Force operating domain." Maj. Gen. John C. Koziol is the Air Force ISR Agency commander.

National Military Intelligence Association (NIMA). "Air Force Reorganizes Its Intelligence Structure." NIMA Newsletter 19, no. 1 (Winter 2007): 5.

The Air Force has announced plans "to relign all programs and personnel related to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) by taking them out of the operations community and consolidating them under one command element" -- the deputy chief of staff for intelligence (A2) at Air Force Headquarters. "Other significant organizational actions -- including realigning the Air Intelligence Agency as a field operating agency reporting directly to to the AF/A-2 -- will occur over the next year.

U.S. Air Force. Secretary of the Air Force. Air Force Mission Directive 15: Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency (AF ISR Agency). Washington, DC: Department of the Air Force, 27 Jan. 2009. [Available at:]

This document "reflects the organizational realignment of the former Air Intelligence Agency (AIA) from a Primary Subordinate Unit (PSU) subordinate to Air Combat Command (ACC) to a FOA [Field Operating Agency] under the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AF/A2)."

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