Arms Control Intelligence Staff, Office of the Director of Central
surveillance-Employment of electronic devices, including sound-recording,
receiving, or transmitting equipment, for the collection of information.
deliberate radiation or reradiation of mechanical or Electro-acoustic
signals with objectives of obliterating or obscuring signals which the
enemy is attempting to receive and of deterring enemy weapon systems.
Action involving the use of underwater acoustic energy to determine,
exploit, reduce or prevent hostile use of the underwater acoustic spectrum
and actions which retain friendly use of the underwater acoustic spectrum.
There are three divisions within acoustic warfare.
Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility
Foreign Resources Branch, Domestic Resources Division, Directorate of
Foreign Resources Division, Directorate of Operations, CIA
Foreign Science and Technology Center
Foreign Technology Division
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Government Communications Headquarters, United Kingdom
Government Communications Security Bureau, New Zealand
General Defense Intelligence Program
Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance
Guided Missile and Astronautics Intelligence Committee
Global Positioning System
Guardrail Common Sensor
Glavnoye Razvedyvatelnoye Upravleniye (Chief Intelligence Directorate,
Soviet/Russian General Staff)
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
CSTC Headquarters, Consolidated Space Test Center
Human Resources Committee
Hydroacoustic Recorder and Processor
Indications and Analysis Center
Intelligence Advisory Committee
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Intelligence Community Executive Committee
Improved CRYSTAL Metric System
Intelligence Community Staff
Interagency Defector Committee
Intelligence- The product resulting from the
collection, processing, integration, analysis, evaluation and interpretation
of available information concerning foreign countries or areas. the term
is also applied to the activity which results in the product and to the
organizations engaged in such activity.
supporting document of an operation plan or order that provides detailed
information on the enemy situation, assignment of intelligence tasks, and
intelligence administrative procedures.
Collection Plan- A plan for gathering information from all available sources to
meet an intelligence requirement. Specifically, a logical plan for
transforming the essential elements of information into orders or requests
to sources within a required time limit.
contingency funds- Appropriated funds to be used for intelligence activities when the
use of other funds is not applicable or would either jeopardize or impede
the mission of the intelligence unit.
The steps by which information is converted into intelligence and made
available to users. There are five steps in the cycle:
and direction- Determination of intelligence requirements, preparation of a
collection plan, issuance of orders and requests to information collection
agencies, and a continuous check on the productivity of collection
of information and the provision of this information to processing and/or
processing-Conversion of collected
information into a form suitable to the production of intelligence.
production- Conversion of information into
intelligence through the integration, analysis, evaluation, and
interpretation of all source data and preparation of intelligence products
in support of known or anticipated user requirements.
dissemination- Conveyance of intelligence to
users in a suitable form.
The sum of holdings of intelligence data and finished intelligence
products at a given organization.
data handling systems- Information systems that process and manipulate raw information
and intelligence data as required. They are characterized by the
application of general purpose computers, peripheral equipment, and
automated storage and retrieval equipment for documents and photographs.
While automation is a distinguishing characteristic of intelligence data
handling systems, individual system components may be either automated or
The appraisal, expressed in writing or orally, of available intelligence
relating to a specific situation or condition with a view to determining
the courses of action open to the enemy or potential enemy and the order
of probability of their adoption.
Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities
Terrain Contour Matching
Tactical Fusion Center
Transportable Ground Intercept Facility
Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities
Technical Intelligence Division
Travelers in Panama (File)
U.S. Transportation Command
Tactical Reconnaissance Exploitation Demonstration System
TR- 1 Ground Station
Technical Services Division, Directorate of Science and Technology, CIA
Time Sensitive Requirements
Technology Transfer Intelligence Committee
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Unilaterally Controlled Latino Assets
Ultra High Frequency
United Kingdom-United States Security Agreement
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola
Unidad Nicargue nsa Opositora (United Nicaraguan Opposition, Nicaragua)
U.S. Atlantic Command
United States Air Forces, Europe
United States Army Europe
U.S. Communications Intelligence Board/Intelligence Committee
United States Geological Survey
United States Intelligence Board
U.S. Naval Forces, Europe
ID United States Signals Intelligence Directive
U.S. Special Operations Command
U.S. Space Command
United States SIGINT System
Very High Frequency
Communications Experience Facility, Finland
Vertical Observation Data
Weekly Intelligence Summary
Warning Indications Systems, Europe
IC- Weapons and Space Systems Intelligence Committee
Weekly Watch Report
replenishment- the transfer at sea of personnel and /or supplies by rigs between
two or more ships proceeding side by side.
Abort- 1. Failure to accomplish a
mission for any reason other than enemy action. It may occur at any point
from initiation of operation to destination. 2. Discontinue aircraft
takeoff run or launch.
to classified information- The ability and opportunity to obtain
knowledge of classified information. Persons have access to classified
information if they are permitted to gain knowledge of the information or
if they are in a place where they would expect to gain such knowledge.
Persons do not have access to classified information by being in a place
where classified information is kept if security measures prevent them
from gaining knowledge of the information.
An unintended attack which occurs without deliberate national design as a
direct result of a random event, such as a mechanical failure, a simple
human error, or an unauthorized action by a subordinate.
Accountability- The obligation imposed by law
or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping
accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this
obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property,
documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records,
while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and
Intelligence- Intelligence derived from the collection and process of acoustic
quantity of supplies required to be on hand within, and which can be moved
by, a unit or formation. It is expressed according to the wartime
organization of the unit or formation and maintained at prescribed levels.
psychological operations study- A document which describes succinctly the
characteristics of a country, geographical area, or region which are most
pertinet to psychological operations, and which can serve as an immediate
reference for the planning and conduct of psychological operations.