The National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) is the U.S. Army's primary producer of ground forces intelligence. NGIC produces scientific and technical intelligence and military capabilities analysis on foreign ground forces required by warfighting commanders, the force modernization and research and development communities, Defense Department and national policymakers.
NGIC is a major subordinate command under the U.S. Army INSCOM. Its general military intelligence mission focuses on foreign ground forces from the operational through small-unit level, maintaining detailed knowledge of current foreign ground force capabilities as well as a focus of 5, 10 and 20 years in the future. It includes irregular and conventional warfare analysis examining foreign ground forces from a perspective that includes battlefield operating systems, doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures, training, maintenance, logistics and order of battle.
NGIC also has highly-skilled specialists such as physicists, chemists, computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers in diverse fields from aeronautics to robotics — along with modelers, simulation experts, and other technical specialists who evaluate the capabilities and performance data on virtually every weapons system used by a foreign ground force, including chemical and biological weapons and future weapons concepts.