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Focus Areas

Signature Management, Identity Intelligence, and Media Exploitation

Develop or improve technologies that provide operators and analysts with tools to protect identifying information; to detect adversarial efforts designed to discover and exploit that information; and to analyze language and other patterns of recognition through development of media exploitation tools.

Cyber and Convergent Technologies

Develop or improve current technologies supporting Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations to include cyber and signals collection as these technologies increasingly converge with other systems and technologies to include, but not limited to the Internet of Things (IOT), telematics, and emerging "Smart" technologies.

Technical Collection

Develop and employ HLT where these technologies can best assist humans - operators and analysts - to make sense of volume and the variety of media sources; apply timely and actionable information in theater; and enhance communication skills and cultural understanding.

Special Communications

Develop or enhance advanced communication technologies in support of Special Operations and intelligence collection activities.

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