Denial & Deception: Getting back to SIGINT’s roots
Thursday, July 9, 2020 14:00 -15:00 EDT
Signals Intelligence has focused in recent years on counterinsurgency (COIN) operations where enemy capabilities are often much lower than our own. However, sophisticated near-peer adversaries have far better training and technology to exploit gaps in friendly capabilities. As signals intelligence transitions back from COIN to direct action scenarios, factors such as emissions control (EMCON) and denial and deception (D&D) are more important than ever.
In this webinar we will discuss some of the D&D developments and methodologies that affect modern SIGINT operations, including:
- Wideband, complex or novel signals
- Low-profile radars
- Optics & passive collection
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning
More importantly, we will discuss ways to counter these threats to help maintain a tactical edge over potential adversaries.
Danielle Simmons served for 7 years as a Cryptologic Linguist in the U.S. Army in both strategic and tactical roles. She served as a tactical shift lead and liaison between joint task forces in RC-South in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2014. She was an SME for Arabic translation and linguist management as well as COMINT reporting and analysis. On the strategic and support sides, she worked as an agency shift lead and Senior Arabic Linguist, as well as a Brigade Command Language Program Manager (CLPM). Danielle is now a project lead for CRFS's portable signal recorder, RFeye SenS and supports the company’s on-going efforts to develop automated tools to support today’s warfighters.
Eric Famanas served for 12 years as a Cryptologic Linguist in the U.S. Navy as a SME for airborne SIGINT collection, targeting, analysis and GEOINT. Eric worked on both airborne and shipborne platforms, operating a variety of C4ISR equipment. Assignments included working directly for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) as SME for airborne collection systems, validating, testing and deploying new systems around the world. He provided training to over 400 service members on new systems. Eric is now a Senior Software Engineer at CRFS, where he specializes in creating tailored user interfaces for signal collection and analysis.
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