The Israeli Planning Directorate is the central body in the Israel Defense Forces' General Staff which deals with strategic planning, the building of military forces, and military organization. It also serves as a planning body for the Ministry of Defense, and represents the IDF in various related fields to the Minister of Defense. It consists of the Planning Division, the Strategic Planning and External Relations Division, the Centre for Systems Analysis, and the Infrastructure and Organization Division. It is currently headed by Aluf Nimrod Shefer.
Ramatkal Dan Halutz reorganized the Directorate in 2006 to incorporate the old External Relations Directorate.