Signals intelligence (SIGINT) is intelligence-gathering via the interception of signals, whether between people; Communications Intelligence (COMINT), whether involving electronic signals not directly used in communication; Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), or combinations of the two. This type of intelligence is typically derived from electronic signals and systems used by foreign targets and/or domestically sourced communications, such as communications systems, radars, and weapons systems. SIGINT provides a vital window for our nation into foreign adversaries’ capabilities, actions, and intentions.
As sensitive information is often encrypted, signals intelligence often involves the use of cryptanalysis and traffic analysis which is the process of identifying who is signaling whom and in what quantity. This can often produce valuable information, even when the messages themselves cannot be decrypted.
The National Security Agency is the primary agency responsible for providing foreign and domestic Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) to United States policy-makers and military forces. SIGINT plays a vital role in U.S. national security by providing U.S. leaders with the critical information needed to defend our country, save lives, and advance U.S. goals and alliances globally.
The SIGINT mission is specifically limited to gathering information about international terrorists and foreign powers, organizations, or persons. NSA produces intelligence in response to formal requirements levied by those who have an official need for intelligence, including all departments of the Executive Branch of the United States Government.
Umbra Applied Technologies (UAT) is a leading provider of intelligence, to include SIGINT, through geopolitical analysis and an understanding of international affairs. UAT uses an, intelligence-based approach to gathering information via rigorous open-source monitoring (OSINT), via its revolutionary UAT Sentiment Analysis Platform (USAP), and a global network of human sources. Analysts then evaluate events looking through collected data and the objective lens of geopolitics.