Forum discussions – 25 percent
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Lab Assignment: - 25 percent
This lab we’ll look at a typical SIGINT collection setup. You’ll access a receiver remotely via the web and listen to signals typical of the HF spectrum. This assignment addresses CO 1 and 2
Midterm assignment - 25 percent
A six-page essay. Specific instructions found in Assignments tab of the classroom. This midterm essay is a paper that addresses CO 1 and 2.The essay instruction is: In this 6 page essay you are to analyze and evaluate the collections platforms used in SIGINT and it past, current, and future role in national security.
Progress assignment - 25 percent
Specialized Exercise. 8-10 pages including research and analysis. This essay assignment addresses the issues in CO 1-5
Final assignment – 25 percent
A six-page essay. Specific instructions found in Assignments tab of the classroom. The six page essay assignment is actually two questions answered in 3 to 4 pages each and each addresses the issue in CO 3,4,and 5, respectively.