Sigint for Anyone: The Growing Availability of Signals Intelligence in the Public Domain
RAND Corporation Washington United States
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SIGINT, or signals intelligence, is intelligence gathered from communications, electronics, or foreign instrumentation and has traditionally been considered an inherently governmental function. Historically, only government had the financial means and the legal authority to conduct SIGINT activities, and, in our experience, many members of the U.S. government still hold this opinion today. We tested this viewpoint by conducting a market scan to seek examples of how new technologies, innovations, and behaviors are challenging the existing government-only paradigm.
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