Honestly I think actionable intelligence is another military buzz word that does not have a commonly understood meaning, like "effects based targeting", or "the enemy has gone to ground". Actionable gives the idea that the intelligence product can be immediately actioned by launching some sort of operation. I think people think of HVI hunting and intelligence triggers when they think about actionable intelligence. If I find out by whatever intelligence discipline that so and so is at this location I can go get him. What determines if something is actionable or not? Ultimately the commander will decide, not the S-2.
"Actionable Intelligence "--Product developed for commanders and Soldiers to provide shared situational understanding allowing commanders and Soldiers to operate with the speed, accuracy, and timeliness necessary to conduct successful operations.
It does sound a lot like paragraphs one and two.
I see "actionable intel" as being the intel necessary to trigger an operational decision. That decision might be to hit a target, or it might be to hold off hitting a target. Either way a decision is made based on the intel provided.