The scope of the BOA falls into four main categories:

  1. Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Observe, locate, process, decide and disseminate actionable information to decision makers
  2. Precision Engagement: allow joint NATO/coalition forces to access, locate, survey, discern, and track targets, select, organize and use the correct systems, generate desired effects, assess results, and re-engage with decisive speed and overwhelming operational tempo
  3. Homeland Security: protect the nation's citizens, property, infrastructure, and cyberspace
  4. Missile Defense: develop and field an integrated ballistic missile defense for the homeland, deployed forces, friends, and allies against ballistic missiles of all ranges in all phases of flight