Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)

Defense Intelligence Journal

Defense Intelligence Journal. "SIGINT." 9, no. 2 (Summer 2000): Entire issue.


1. George J. Tenet [DCI], "SIGINT in Context," pp. 9-12.

"[S]lightly reformatted and edited version" of the DCI's statement before the HPSCI on 12 April 2000.

2. Michael V. Hayden [LTGEN/USAF, DIRNSA], "Background on NSA: History, Oversight, Relevance for Today," pp. 13-26.

"[S]lightly reformatted and edited version" of the DIRNSA's presentation at American University on 17 February 2000 and his testimony before the HPSCI on 12 April 2000.

3. Michael V. Hayden [LTGEN/USAF, DIRNSA], "The Change Imperative," pp. 27-37.

The DIRNSA discusses the efforts undertaken to revamp NSA to fit the changed world in which it is operating.

4. J. M. McConnell [VADM/USN (Ret.)], "The Future of SIGINT: Opportunities and Challenges in the Information Age," pp. 39-49.

The former DIRNSA argues that major investments in capabilities and "[d]ramatically new approaches, legal authorities, and thinking" are needed in order to effectively utilize SIGINT in the Information Age.

5. Samuel S. Visner, "e-SIGINT in an Age of Transformation," pp. 51-62.

The author discusses how the experience of industry relates to the development of an acquisition strategy that can bring about an e-SIGINT capability.

6. Paul G. Carlock, Steven C. Decker, and Robert E. Fenton, "Agency-Level Systems Engineering for 'Systems of Systems,'" pp. 63-74.

This article offers one approach to achieving a unified SIGINT system, based on a top-level strategic plan.

7. Alex Cummins, "Ten Years of Graduate Intelligence Education with a SIGINT Twist," pp. 75-80.

The Joint Military Intelligence College (JMIC) and the National Security Agency Graduate Center offer eligible NSA employees a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) degree.

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