Former NRO contracts chief joins private sector
Nicole Pierce recently stepped down as the head of procurement [...]
Signals Intelligence, or SIGINT, is the interception of telecommunications that has become an increasingly central part of intelligence-gathering. Depending on the country, SIGINT is carried out by a dedicated agency – such as the NSA in the US or GCHQ in the United Kingdom – or by specific departments in intelligence services – such as the technical departments of France’s DGSE or Germany’s BND. Edward Snowden’s revelations about bulk data collection by the NSA has created mixed feelings about the role of SIGINT in modern society. Since digital communications are increasingly encrypted, SIGINT needs ever more powerful calculators for decryption.
The discreet cyber-investigation startup Senpai Technologies is poised to join the cyber-intelligence alliance Intellexa, which includes Israel's WiSpear and France's Nexa Technologies, increasing its mass to compete with sector leaders such as NSO and Verint. [...]