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Operator 101

Technical Intelligence
Situation Report - Part 1
Tactical Intelligence from a Land Forces User Perspective

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his month, JED is introducing a new section focusing on
electronic warfare (EW) and signals intelligence (SIGINT)
operations. The idea is to complement our long-running EW
101 series, by Dave Adamy, with a similar set of operational
insights. Operator 101 will appear in JED several times per year.
Our first Operator 101 series will discuss several topics from a
perspective of users inside land forces. The purpose of this series
is to initiate fruitful discussions. The first article will cover the
topic of EOB/Technical Intelligence Situation Reports. Subsequent
articles in this series will cover:
■ 'Central Intelligence Database' as a basis for sensor fusion and
standardization,
■ 'Evaluation Operator Working Position' with required workflows
and tools and the possible results as a source for a learning
system, and finally
■ ''Automation vs. Operator' with benefits and limits, reliability
confidence.
All those topics describe to a certain extend needs for the future
of Electronic Warfare and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations.

THE FUTURE IS ALREADY PRESENT
In a time when modern IT systems allow for real-time visualization of thousands of sensor inputs from airplanes, ships
and ground vehicles, and where IT management systems can
provide instant reporting of all the financial data of worldwide
distributed "mega-cons," the situational reporting provided by
tactical intelligence systems is unexpectedly poor.
The main reason for this deficiency is that data deriving
from intelligence sensors is just that - data, and not information or knowledge. This data has to be processed, translated,
evaluated or put into the right format - and this format is far
from being standardized. Today, not all data processing can be
done automatically, so human interaction is required. Because
of these reasons, we cannot achieve comprehensive and realtime reporting from intelligence systems. Real-time, in this
context, is not meant to be within parts of seconds but within
a time in which human beings can react (


JED - February 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - February 2017

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Asia-Pacific SIGINT Programs
Technology Survey: Analog-to-Digital Converters
Operator 101
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick LookThe
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