Title: Managing Signal Surveys

Release Date: 2018-03-01

Document Date: 2005-08-22

Description: Description of the Collection Strategies and Requirement Center’s new Signal Survey Management portfolio, a central website that aims to be “the focal point for all signal surveys supporting the Intelligence Community.”

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(U//FOUO) Managing Signal Surveys
FROM:
Collection Strategies and Requirements Center (S3C)
Run Date: 08/22/2005

(TS//SI) Customers can now see where Data Acquisition's (S3) worldwide SIGINT surveys are
taking place, via a customer portal.
(U//FOUO) As described last month in SID today (see article ), the Collection Strategies and
Requirements Center (CSRC) has recently undergone a transformation that includes a
realignment of internal resources and the creation of a new centralized function within the
CSRC's Office of Collection Initiatives & Strategies (CIS): the Signal Survey Management
(SSM) Portfolio.
(S//SI) The new SSM portfolio's mission is to:
be the focal point for all signal surveys supporting the Intelligence Community (IC),
govern signal surveys for Data Acquisition through the Agency-wide Signal Survey
Committee (SSCOM), and
maintain a robust interactive web-based knowledge base for all surveys.
This website includes survey activity, survey collection assets, survey results, and POCs.
(S//SI) The CSRC SSM portfolio chairs the SSCOM and adjudicates the signal survey
nominations from the committee members via the SSM's Executive Secretariat. The SSCOM
membership is composed of representatives from every major SIGINT Directorate (SID)
organization, including Customer Relations, Analysis & Production lines, and numerous "Get It"
enablers**. Other SSCOM voting members are Pacific Technical Center (PTC), NCEUR/European
Technical Center (ETC); representatives from each Second Party Partner, and, most recently,
the Central Command (CENTCOM) and Pacific Command (PACOM).
(TS//SI) The new SSM portfolio also provides its customers a new capability, the opportunity
to review locations of ongoing signal surveys worldwide via an interactive web-based
map. The accompanying graphic represents SSM's worldwide visual depiction of current Signal
Surveys in 2005. This new capability provides customers, planners, managers, and tasking
enablers an intuitive tool for understanding and correlating surveys prior to creating
requirements that potentially may already be satisfied by another access provider. The survey
map graphic is designed along Areas Of Responsibility (AOR) mirroring the Combatant
Commander's missions. To view this interactive display and other SSM information, click on " Go
SSM ."

(U//FOUO) CSRC's SSM Signal Survey Map
**(S//SI) Enablers include CSRC, Cryptanalysis & Exploitation Services (CES), Special Support
Activity (SSA), MUSKETEER, Office of Target Reconnaissance and Survey (OTRAS), Link Access
Programs (LAP), Special Collection Service (SCS), and Signals Development Center (SDC)

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