1. Find: essentially ‘picking up the scent’ of the opponent, with the classic “Who, What, When, Where, Why” questions being used within this phase to identify a candidate target
  2. Fix: verification of the target(s) identified within the previous phase, which typically involves multiple triangulation points. This phase effectively transforms the intelligence gained within the “Find” phase into evidence that can be used as basis for action within the next stage
  3. Finish: based on the evidence generated from the previous two phases the commander of the operation imposed their will on the target
  4. Exploit: deconstruction of the evidence generated from the finish phase
  5. Analyze: fusing the exploited evidence with the wider intelligence picture
  6. Dissemination: finally publishing the results of the research to key stakeholders