Title: Now Available: Updated Guidance on SIGINT Capabilities Development

Release Date: 2018-03-01

Document Date: 2005-09-13

Description: An updated version of the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s policy on developing signals intelligence capabilities is now available on the NSA intranet.

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(U) Now Available: Updated Guidance on SIGINT Capabilities
Development
FROM:
Deputy Staff Chief, SIGINT Policy (S02L1)
Run Date: 09/13/2005
(U) Have you been wondering how to identify, prioritize, and document current and future
SIGINT capabilities? The answers you need are now available in the updated version of SID
Management Directive 401, "SIGINT Capabilities Development System," dated 9 June 2005.
This document is accessible on the NSA/CSS Intranet via this link:
SID Directive 401
...or by typing "go sigint-policy" and clicking on the appropriate hyperlink.
(U//FOUO) This version supersedes the previous Directive 401, "SIGINT Operational
Requirements Generation and Validation," dated 7 March 2002. The policy establishes guidance
and assigns responsibilities for developing SIGINT capabilities and applies to all SIGINT
components of the NSA/CSS Enterprise, and to all current and future capability acquisition
efforts, regardless of cost.
(U) The POC for SID Management Directive 401 is
D/Chief, SIGINT
Acquisitions and Capabilities (S01R),
Additional information about
requirements/capabilities can be found on the S01R website by typing "go sr".

"(U//FOUO) SIDtoday articles may not be republished or reposted outside NSANet
without the consent of S0121 (DL sid_comms)."

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