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July 2021

July 1994, Naval Information Warfare Activity, Ft. Meade, Maryland Established

The Naval Information Warfare Activity (NIWA) at Ft. Meade was the Navy’s principal technical agent to research, assess, develop and prototype Information Warfare (IW) capabilities.

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CDR Brian Salter Assumes Command of IWTG San Diego

On June 24, 2021, Captain Brad D. Melichar was relieved by Commander Brian M. Salter as Commanding Officer, Information Warfare Training Group San Diego.  Commander Salter’s biography follows:

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2021 Naval Intelligence Essay Contest

Cosponsored by the Naval Institute and Naval Intelligence Professionals

The Challenge:

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Station Jupiter: World War II Intercept and Direction Finding Site

The first presence of the U.S. Navy at the Jupiter Inlet was in 1890 when a U.S. Naval Wireless Telegraph Station was established on what was then Fort Jupiter Reservation. 

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If War Comes, Will the U.S. Navy Be Prepared?

Is the U.S. Navy ready for war? A new report prepared by Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle and Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, both retired, for members of Congress paints a portrait of the Navy as an institution adrift. The report, first reported by the Journal and commissioned by Sen. Tom Cotton, Reps. Mike Gallagher, Dan Crenshaw and Jim Banks, concludes that the surface Navy is not focused on preparing for war and is weathering a crisis in leadership and culture.

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Six Decades of Second Party Relations

The terrorist events of 11 September 2001 dramatically illustrated the importance of SIGINT relationships with our Second Parties (the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). Although we have tracked and reported worldwide terrorism for decades, its intelligence magnitude flared to an unprecedented brilliance within hours. 

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