Tag Archives: signals intelligence

AFLCMC Eyes to Use GHOST Sensor for Improved Aircraft Flexibility

GHOST Program

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) sensor division is eyeing to utilize a sensor that offers flexibility in flying on various aircraft as the unit develops a platform-agile and open architecture technology for airborne signals intelligence. Under the Global High-altitude Open-system Sensor Technology program, the sensor will be placed in a pod attached under the aircraft as part of the initial configuration. 

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Rob Joyce: NSA-Industry Collaboration Could Help Intell Community Gain More Visibility Into Foreign Hackers

Rob Joyce

Rob Joyce, cybersecurity director at the National Security Agency (NSA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said any proposal that seeks to help the intelligence community address visibility gaps into foreign hacking operations must combine the signals intelligence data that NSA collects with the information gathered by the private sector.

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Gen. Mark Milley: NSA-Cybercom Split Could Impact Flow of Signals Intelligence

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award, said the organizational criteria for separating the National Security Agency from Cyber Command have not yet been met and that the split will impact the military’s access to signals intelligence. “For us in the military, the signals intelligence we get from the NSA is ... unbelievably good,” Milley told reporters.

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Army to Deploy Support Units for Planned Stryker-Mounted Electronic Warfare System

Stryker Combat Vehicle

The U.S. Army plans to establish electronic warfare groups for brigade combat teams that will be responsible for a proposed integrated electronic-attack system designed for the service branch’s Stryker fighting vehicles. Col. Daniel Holland, capabilities manager for electronic warfare at the Army, told the publication that the service plans to deploy a SIGINT network support teams and electronic warfare platoons that will handle TLS-BCT.

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Report: NSA Failed to Comply With Contracting, Data Security Regulations

The National Security Agency’s Office of the Inspector General released a report stating that the agency didn’t properly handle its contracting procedures and signals intelligence data repository. The report, which consolidates audits from October 2018 to March 2019, also found that there’s “room for improvement” in eight information technology security areas.

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NSA Moves Mission Data to IC GovCloud Platform; Greg Smithberger Comments

The National Security Agency has started migrating signals intelligence information, foreign surveillance and other intell data into a single classified cloud platform designed to help intelligence community analysts accelerate queries and generate insights from data, Nextgov reported Thursday. Greg Smithberger, chief information officer at NSA, said the IC GovCloud is a …

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Maj. Gen. Christopher Ballard Named NSA SIGINT Deputy Director

Maj. Gen. Christopher Ballard, commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Intelligence and Security Command, has been assigned to the National Security Agency as deputy director for NSA’s signals intelligence directorate. Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, announced Ballard’s new assignment in a Defense Department news release published Wednesday. Ballard will …

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