SIGINT operational tasking

SIGINT operational tasking

The authoritative operational direction of and direct levying of signals intelligence (SIGINT) information needs by a military commander on designated SIGINT resources. These requirements are directive, irrespective of other priorities, and are conditioned only by the capability of those resources to produce such information. Operational tasking includes authority to deploy all or part of the SIGINT resources for which SIGINT operational tasking authority has been delegated. See also signals intelligence.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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While theater ground component commands retain SIGINT operational tasking authority and SIGINT direction, it is the T-TCAE that will provide the SIGINT technical support and mission management functions.