Civil Defense Intelligence Law and Legal Definition

Civil defense intelligence means the result following from the collection and evaluation of information regarding all aspects of potential or actual targets of any enemy attack in the U.S. and its territories. In the event of a pre-attack, it includes the emergency measures taken and estimates of civil population. Further, in the event of an actual attack, it includes a description of conditions in the affected area with emphasis on the extent of damage, fallout levels, and casualty and resource estimates. The civil defense intelligence is used by both civil and military authorities for the formulation of decisions, the conduct of operations, and the continuation of the planning processes.