Spring Technical Review, March 30 - April 2, 2010
The National Consortium for Measures and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) Research (NCMR) was the result of an FY03 Congressionally Directed Action. As directed by Congress, a five-year plan to advance research for Measurements and Signatures Intelligence was initiated and delivered to Congress in March 2003.
The five-year plan identified a set of technology areas where advancements would result in new MASINT systems. The Defense Intelligence Agency – Measurement and Signatures Intelligence and Technical Collection (DIA-DT) was directed to establish a basic MASINT R&D Program through the FY04 Intelligence Authorization Act, section 504.
This R&D program seeks to promote MASINT-related research collaboration among academia, industry, laboratories, and government.