Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare
CYBV 351 is an elective course that will provide students an in-depth look at Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) from a strategic, operational, tactical, and technological aspect, including the role of electromagnetic energy in SIGINT and EW operations. Students will use a combination of assessments, research, and practical exercise to gain a holistic view of SIGINT and EW applications in the National Intelligence Enterprise.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
- Explain how SIGINT and EW supports decision-making and national security,
- Discuss the challenges of conducting SIGINT and EW operations in today’s modern battlefield and in the pre-conflict and gray zone competitive environment.
- Examine and evaluate the science and technology that is required for effective SIGINT and EW operations.
- Examine and evaluate the capabilities and limitations of SIGINT and EW and what each contributes to multi-domain operations at the operational and tactical levels of war.
- Examine the importance of synchronizing operations that leverage/rely on electromagnetic signals/energy.
During this course students will:
- Examine and evaluate the science and engineering behind SIGINT and EW and the various military applications.
- Explain how the electronic order of battle is developed and integrated into EW and SIGINT.
- Analyze scenarios to determine how SIGINT collection and SIGINT operations are used to ensure information requirements are fully satisfied.
- Examine and evaluate how the Intelligence, operations, and targeting cycle complement one another in the conduct of SIGINT and EW operations.
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of SIGINT and EW at the operational and tactical level, especially considering denial and deception.
- Examine the SIGINT and EW national security organizations and structures and evaluate the authorities and missions that enable SIGINT and EW at the lowest level.