Accession Number:

ADA277013

Title:

Operational and Technical SIGINT--2020 Foresight

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

In many respects the 21st Centurys New World Order will not be so new or so orderly. The increasing richpoor dichotomy, overpopulation, rapid urbanization, environmental degradation and disease and rising nationalism will render the international arena more volatile and unstable. Into this morass U.S. troops will be employed to deter andor fight insurgency, terrorism, proxy warfare and drug trafficking. To support them in this environment, signals intelligence must bury its classical separations which have divided it into four disciplines during the Cold War and must provide fused, operational and technical intelligence covering the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Ongoing and currently planned programs are leading to such increased capabilities and interoperability -- the key is to not let them become new collection programs, but maintain their emphasis on information processing and dissemination which will provide focused, fused, friendly intelligence -- the cheaper force multiplier of the 21st Century

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE