SIGINT operational tasking authority

SIGINT operational tasking authority

A military commander's authority to operationally direct and levy signals intelligence (SIGINT) requirements on designated SIGINT resources; includes authority to deploy and redeploy all or part of the SIGINT resources for which SIGINT operational tasking authority has been delegated. Also called SOTA. 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.