Multi-Disciplined Language Analyst

Applies language and culture expertise with target/threat and technical knowledge to process, analyze, and/or disseminate intelligence information derived from language, voice and/or graphic material. Creates and maintains language-specific databases and working aids to support cyber action execution and ensure critical knowledge sharing. Provides subject matter expertise in foreign language-intensive or interdisciplinary projects.

Below are the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Tasks identified as being required to perform this work role.

Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
K0003Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
K0004Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
K0005Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
K0006Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
K0108Knowledge of concepts, terminology, and operations of a wide range of communications media (computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless).
K0143Knowledge of front-end collection systems, including traffic collection, filtering, and selection.
K0177Knowledge of cyber attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks).
K0356Knowledge of analytic tools and techniques for language, voice and/or graphic material.
K0359Knowledge of approved intelligence dissemination processes.
K0377Knowledge of classification and control markings standards, policies and procedures.
K0391Knowledge of collection systems, capabilities, and processes.
K0396Knowledge of computer programming concepts, including computer languages, programming, testing, debugging, and file types.
K0398Knowledge of concepts related to websites (e.g., web servers/pages, hosting, DNS, registration, web languages such as HTML).
K0407Knowledge of customer information needs.
K0413Knowledge of cyber operation objectives, policies, and legalities.
K0416Knowledge of cyber operations.
K0417Knowledge of data communications terminology (e.g., networking protocols, Ethernet, IP, encryption, optical devices, removable media).
K0431Knowledge of evolving/emerging communications technologies.
K0449Knowledge of how to extract, analyze, and use metadata.
K0462Knowledge of intelligence reporting principles, policies, procedures, and vehicles, including report formats, reportability criteria (requirements and priorities), dissemination practices, and legal authorities and restrictions.
K0476Knowledge of language processing tools and techniques.
K0487Knowledge of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection).
K0488Knowledge of network security implementations (e.g., host-based IDS, IPS, access control lists), including their function and placement in a network.
K0491Knowledge of networking and Internet communications fundamentals (i.e. devices, device configuration, hardware, software, applications, ports/protocols, addressing, network architecture and infrastructure, routing, operating systems, etc.).
K0493Knowledge of obfuscation techniques (e.g., TOR/Onion/anonymizers, VPN/VPS, encryption).
K0499Knowledge of operations security.
K0520Knowledge of principles and practices related to target development such as target knowledge, associations, communication systems, and infrastructure.
K0524Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and policies.
K0532Knowledge of specialized target language (e.g., acronyms, jargon, technical terminology, code words).
K0539Knowledge of target communication profiles and their key elements (e.g., target associations, activities, communication infrastructure).
K0540Knowledge of target communication tools and techniques.
K0541Knowledge of target cultural references, dialects, expressions, idioms, and abbreviations.
K0545Knowledge of target language(s).
K0548Knowledge of target or threat cyber actors and procedures.
K0550Knowledge of target, including related current events, communication profile, actors, and history (language, culture) and/or frame of reference.
K0564Knowledge of the characteristics of targeted communication networks (e.g., capacity, functionality, paths, critical nodes).
K0567Knowledge of the data flow from collection origin to repositories and tools.
K0571Knowledge of the feedback cycle in collection processes.
K0574Knowledge of the impact of language analysis on on-net operator functions.
K0579Knowledge of the organization, roles and responsibilities of higher, lower and adjacent sub-elements.
K0596Knowledge of the request for information process.
K0599Knowledge of the structure, architecture, and design of modern digital and telephony networks.
K0600Knowledge of the structure, architecture, and design of modern wireless communications systems.
K0606Knowledge of transcript development processes and techniques (e.g., verbatim, gist, summaries).
K0607Knowledge of translation processes and techniques.
S0179Skill in analyzing language processing tools to provide feedback to enhance tool development.
S0184Skill in analyzing traffic to identify network devices.
S0187Skill in applying various analytical methods, tools, and techniques (e.g., competing hypotheses; chain of reasoning; scenario methods; denial and deception detection; high impact-low probability; network/association or link analysis; Bayesian, Delphi, and Pattern analyses).
S0188Skill in assessing a target’s frame of reference (e.g., motivation, technical capability, organizational structure, sensitivities).
S0193Skill in complying with the legal restrictions for targeted information.
S0195Skill in conducting research using all available sources.
S0198Skill in conducting social network analysis.
S0210Skill in developing intelligence reports.
S0212Skill in disseminating items of highest intelligence value in a timely manner.
S0215Skill in evaluating and interpreting metadata.
S0217Skill in evaluating data sources for relevance, reliability, and objectivity.
S0218Skill in evaluating information for reliability, validity, and relevance.
S0224Skill in gisting target communications.
S0226Skill in identifying a target’s network characteristics.
S0232Skill in identifying intelligence gaps and limitations.
S0233Skill in identifying language issues that may have an impact on organization objectives.
S0235Skill in identifying non-target regional languages and dialects
S0241Skill in interpreting traceroute results, as they apply to network analysis and reconstruction.
S0244Skill in managing client relationships, including determining client needs/requirements, managing client expectations, and demonstrating commitment to delivering quality results.
S0251Skill in prioritizing target language material.
S0253Skill in providing analysis on target-related matters (e.g., language, cultural, communications).
S0259Skill in recognizing denial and deception techniques of the target.
S0262Skill in recognizing significant changes in a target??s communication patterns.
S0265Skill in recognizing technical information that may be used for target development including intelligence development.
S0277Skill in synthesizing, analyzing, and prioritizing meaning across data sets.
S0283Skill in transcribing target language communications.
S0284Skill in translating target graphic and/or voice language materials.
S0290Skill in using non-attributable networks.
A0013Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means.
A0071Ability to apply language and cultural expertise to analysis.
A0089Ability to function in a collaborative environment, seeking continuous consultation with other analysts and experts??both internal and external to the organization??to leverage analytical and technical expertise.
A0103Ability to review processed target language materials for accuracy and completeness.
T0606Compile, integrate, and/or interpret all-source data for intelligence or vulnerability value with respect to specific targets.
T0650Determine what technologies are used by a given target.
T0715Identify collection gaps and potential collection strategies against targets.
T0745Make recommendations to guide collection in support of customer requirements.
T0761Provide subject-matter expertise and support to planning/developmental forums and working groups as appropriate.
T0837Advise managers and operators on language and cultural issues that impact organization objectives.
T0838Analyze and process information using language and/or cultural expertise.
T0839Assess, document, and apply a target’s motivation and/or frame of reference to facilitate analysis, targeting and collection opportunities.
T0840Collaborate across internal and/or external organizational lines to enhance collection, analysis and dissemination.
T0841Conduct all-source target research to include the use of open source materials in the target language.
T0842Conduct analysis of target communications to identify essential information in support of organization objectives.
T0843Perform quality review and provide feedback on transcribed or translated materials.
T0844Evaluate and interpret metadata to look for patterns, anomalies, or events, thereby optimizing targeting, analysis and processing.
T0845Identify cyber threat tactics and methodologies.
T0846Identify target communications within the global network.
T0847Maintain awareness of target communication tools, techniques, and the characteristics of target communication networks (e.g., capacity, functionality, paths, critical nodes) and their potential implications for targeting, collection, and analysis.
T0848Provide feedback to collection managers to enhance future collection and analysis.
T0849Perform foreign language and dialect identification in initial source data.
T0850Perform or support technical network analysis and mapping.
T0851Provide requirements and feedback to optimize the development of language processing tools.
T0852Perform social network analysis and document as appropriate.
T0853Scan, identify and prioritize target graphic (including machine-to-machine communications) and/or voice language material.
T0854Tip critical or time-sensitive information to appropriate customers.
T0855Transcribe target voice materials in the target language.
T0856Translate (e.g., verbatim, gist, and/or summaries) target graphic material.
T0857Translate (e.g., verbatim, gist, and/or summaries) target voice material.
T0858Identify foreign language terminology within computer programs (e.g., comments, variable names).
T0859Provide near-real time language analysis support (e.g., live operations).
T0860Identify cyber/technology-related terminology in the target language.