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Can You Cut the Mustard as a SCO? — What It Takes

In this March 2006 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday, the “SIGINT Curmudgeon” reflects on what makes a good senior collection officer: operational focus, the ability to multitask, and, not least, a deep knowledge of the signals intelligence system: see the Intercept article Before Snowden, an NSA Spy tried to incite change from the inside. He called himself the “curmudgeon” of signals intelligence, 15 August 2018.

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The ‘Regruntlement’ of a SIGINT Collector

This 3 February 2005 article from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday marks the first posting from the ‘sigint curmudgeon’, a jaded veteran signals intelligence collection officer. In this post, he recalls a 17-month tour at the National Security Operations Center, where he was assigned to a Navy unit and served on duty during many key events in the war on terror, including the first night of the U.S. invasion of Iraq: see the Intercept article Before Snowden, an NSA Spy tried to incite change from the inside. He called himself the “curmudgeon” of signals intelligence, 15 August 2018.

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