Sunday, June 23, 2013

DC SIGINT speech describes life inside CSE

Jim Bronskill gets a fascinating glimpse into the life of an analyst at CSE via a 2010 speech by Deputy Chief SIGINT Shelly Bruce (Jim Bronskill, "Nerd farm no more: Speech offers rare glimpse into eavesdropping agency," Canadian Press, 23 June 2013).

Apparently they are no longer just boffins and nerds. Today's SIGINT analysts are social creatures:
"The stereotype of the SIGINTer as an introvert incapable of looking you in the eye was never altogether inaccurate, but increasingly we have a cadre of well-spoken, well-rounded and outgoing young people," Bruce said.

"They overcome their introversion because the subject matter so enthralls them that they have to share it."
But what is it that they're sharing? And with whom?

Interesting piece. Well worth reading the entire article.

2 Comments:

Blogger CWC said...

Comment here because it's the top post. Google's updated their Ottawa imagery and The Pod People are now literally on the map. Dunno when it was updated but one could find out, I suppose.

June 26, 2013 10:26 pm  
Blogger Bill Robinson said...

Thanks for the heads-up on that! Imagery dated 27 April 2013.

I've seen The Pod People. Worst. Movie. Ever.

June 27, 2013 12:24 am  

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