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- United States intelligence community : The United States' intelligence agencies coordinated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
- U.S. Department of Defense : The military forces of the United States and their supporting civil servants.
- Signals intelligence : the practice of acquiring information through monitoring the electromagnetic signals deliberately trasmitted by an opponent, including communications (COMINT) and non-communications electronics such as radar (ELINT).
- Information Security : Add brief definition or description
- Director of National Intelligence : The professional head of the United States Intelligence Community, reporting to the President, with Dennis Blair being replaced by James Clapper
- Director, National Security Agency : Add brief definition or description
- William Friedman : Possibly the greatest cryptologist in history, he pioneered the application of mathematics to cryptanalysis and built the U.S. Army Signal Intelligence Service technical base.
- Advanced Encryption Standard : A US government standard issued in 2002 for a stronger block cipher to succeed the earlier Data Encryption Standard.
- KG-13 : A 1960s-vintage bulk encryption device, a key generator designed by the National Security Agency, for low-speed data streams; codenamed PONTUS
- KIV-7 : A National Security Agency link and packet encryption device for two 100 Mbps serial interfaces
- SKIPJACK : Add brief definition or description
- FASTLANE : A family of U.S. National Security Agency approved encryption devices for Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) transmission systems
- TACLANE : A family, designated TSEC/KG-175, of bulk encryption devices specified by the National Security Agency, which work with high-speed IEEE 802.3/Ethernet interfaces
- JWICS : A military and intelligence communications system approved for classified information designated collateral TOP SECRET, as well as any information in a compartmented control system such as Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) or Special Access Program (SAP)
- TROJAN SPIRIT : A U.S. military communications system for handling the most highly classified intelligence information in field headquarters, which also provides field units with connectivity to worldwide high-security networks
- National Security Agency and Southeast Asia, 1954-1961 : U.S. signals intelligence and communications security activity prior to major ground commitments
- AN- : U.S. military nomenclature for electronic equipment, following the Joint Electronics Type Designation System
- C.A. Ruppersberger : U.S. Representative (D-Maryland); Appropriations Committee: Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Homeland Security, Legislative Branch; House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Chairman,Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence (National Security Agency is in his district), Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis, and Counterintelligence and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
- Classified information : Material collected or created by a government that is subject to limitations on its release to the general public and may have penalties for its unauthorized release.
- Compartmented control system : A set of controls, in addition to a regular national security classifications, that adds additional security restrictions to especially sensitive information
- Committee for State Security : Usually known as the KGB, one of Organs of State Security of the Soviet Union, with extensive responsibilities in intelligence (information gathering), border security, counterintelligence and suppression of dissent; split up in the Russian Federation with counterintelligence in the FSB and foreign intelligence in the SVR
- Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act : Add brief definition or description
- Communications Security Establishment : The Canadian government organization responsible for communications security and signals intelligence
- Government Communications Headquarters : The British government agency responsible for signals intelligence and information assurance
- Government Communications Security Bureau : The organization, in the government of New Zealand, which has responsibility for information security and signals intelligence
- Gulf of Tonkin incident : An incident or incidents between U.S. and North Vietnamese naval forces in August 1964, the details of which remain unclear to both sides; perceived as an attack on U.S. forces and used by Lyndon B. Johnson to obtain the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution authorizing large-scale combat involvement in the Vietnam War
- Information operations : The integrated employment of the core capabilities of electronic warfare, computer network operations, psychological operations, military deception, and operations security.
- Intelligence collection management : Assigning questions to various collection techniques, reflecting the techniques available and the priority of the information need. Includes the process of categorizing information learned for subsequent analysis, and assigning probabilities of accuracy to the raw information
- Measurement and signature intelligence : A variety of intelligence gathering disciplines complementary to the technical "mainstream" of imagery intelligence and signals intelligence.
- National Reconnaissance Office : An agency of the United States intelligence community, which designs, procures, launches, and operates intelligence satellites and certain aircraft/UAV platforms. It does not analyze their output.
- National Security Act of 1947 : Core of legislation that restructured the U.S. military from its traditional structure of a separate Army and Navy, creating the United States Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the predecessor to the U.S. Department of Defense
- Operations security : The set of doctrines, procedures, and actions that are intended to prevent an adversary from learning of the existence of planned operations, the conditions that will cause it to be initiated, the way it will be conducted, or how its plan changes during execution.
- RC-135 COMBAT SENT : A long-range aircraft, operated by the United States Air Force, for collecting electronic intelligence
- RC-135 RIVET JOINT : A United States Air Force long-range aircraft for collecting communications intelligence
- Signals intelligence from 1954 to 1979 : Technology and history of signals intelligence from 1954 to 1979
- Signals intelligence from 1990 to the present : Technology and history of signals intelligence from 1990 to the present time
- Terrorism and U.S. Intelligence : Activities of the U.S. government to identify potential sources for the tactical use of terrorism, related to but distinct from intelligence on political insurgencies that may or may not use that tactic
- Traffic analysis : Traffic analysis is a branch of signals intelligence, inferring useful information from messages without actually reading them.
- Warrantless surveillance : The interception of private communications without a warrant.