measurement and signature intelligence


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measurement and signature intelligence

Technically derived intelligence that detects, locates, tracks, identifies, and describes the unique characteristics of fixed and dynamic target sources. Measurement and signature intelligence capabilities include radar, laser, optical, infrared, acoustic, nuclear radiation, radio frequency, spectroradiometric, and seismic sensing systems as well as gas, liquid, and solid materials sampling and analysis. Also called MASINT. See also intelligence; scientific and technical intelligence.
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The objective of ATEP II is to provide contract services to support the NASIC mission in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and non-nuclear Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TCPED) activities.
The Combined Intelligence Center (CIC) is an all-source intelligence center that fuses command unique sensor data with national and other command signal intelligence, imagery intelligence, measurement and signature intelligence, and human intelligence to provide tailored operational intelligence for command decisions and actions.
The AOC and the Measurement and Signature Technology Association, in cooperation with the Central MASINT Organization (CMO), will sponsor a classified Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) conference to be held April 10-11, 2002, at the NRO Jimmie Hill Conference Center, Chantilly, VA.
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