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The Origination and Evolution of Radio Traffic Analysis – Initial Development and the Japanese Fleet Maneuvers of 1927 (Part 2 of 6)

Participation by the U.S. Navy in World War 1 was too limited for any degree of SIGINT development, but interest was stimulated by successful British efforts. During that war, the Navy relied on the British Admiralty for intelligence information in Europe.

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The Origination and Evolution of Radio Traffic Analysis – The Period between the Wars (Part 1 of 6)

Traffic analysis in the United States was created as a recognized discipline of signals intelligence (SIGINT) by the U.S. Navy during the period between World War and I and World War II.

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When it started, it was known as Traffic Analysis; today it is known as Patterns of Life.  Starting tomorrow, there will be a six part series on the Origination and Evolution of Radio Traffic Analysis.

 

A Rocky Start for Army-Navy SIGINT Effort!

Army and Navy cryptologic organizations had a long and inglorious history of failing to coordinate their efforts, dating back to the 1920s.

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Remembering CTO2 Steven Joseph Tesmer, KIA, EC-121 Shootdown

CTO2 Steven Joseph Tesmer
July 6, 1946 – April 15, 1969

Steven in enlisted in the U.S Navy, trained as a Communication Technician (Operator) (CTO), and was crew member of an EC-121 surveillance aircraft.

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Understanding the Significance of the Gold Star

More than 7,000 American service members have been killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq alone since Sept. 11, 2001. More than 16,000 have died of other causes in that time. Gold Star families have borne the losses, and Defense Department officials want Americans – especially those serving in the department – to understand what the Gold Star lapel pin and Next of Kin lapel pins mean.

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Message From Secretary of the Navy, Kenneth J. Braithwaite

Good Afternoon All,

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CDR Josie L. Moore Assumes Command of Information Warfare Training Command Monterey

Today, Captain Mike Salehi was relieved by Commander Josie Moore as Commanding Officer, Information Warfare Training Command Monterey. Commander Moore’s biography follows:

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Commander Phillip L. Hickman, Jr. Assumes Command of Cryptologic Warfare Activity – SIXTY SEVEN

Today, Commander William Wilson was relieved by Commander Phillip Hickman as Commanding Officer, Cryptologic Warfare Activity-SIXTY SEVEN.

Commander Hickman’s biography follows:

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