Target Developer

Performs target system analysis, builds and/or maintains electronic target folders to include inputs from environment preparation, and/or internal or external intelligence sources. Coordinates with partner target activities and intelligence organizations, and presents candidate targets for vetting and validation.

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.
K0036Knowledge of human-computer interaction principles.
K0058Knowledge of network traffic analysis methods.
K0108Knowledge of concepts, terminology, and operations of a wide range of communications media (computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless).
K0109Knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals (e.g., CPUs, Network Interface Cards, data storage).
K0142Knowledge of collection management processes, capabilities, and limitations.
K0177Knowledge of cyber attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks).
K0349Knowledge of website types, administration, functions, and content management system (CMS).
K0351Knowledge of applicable statutes, laws, regulations and policies governing cyber targeting and exploitation.
K0357WITHDRAWN: Knowledge of analytical constructs and their use in assessing the operational environment. (See K0224)
K0362Knowledge of attack methods and techniques (DDoS, brute force, spoofing, etc.).
K0379Knowledge of client organizations, including information needs, objectives, structure, capabilities, etc.
K0381Knowledge of collateral damage and estimating impact(s).
K0392Knowledge of common computer/network infections (virus, Trojan, etc.) and methods of infection (ports, attachments, etc.).
K0395Knowledge of computer networking fundamentals (i.e., basic computer components of a network, types of networks, etc.).
K0402Knowledge of criticality and vulnerability factors (e.g., value, recuperation, cushion, countermeasures) for target selection and applicability to the cyber domain.
K0409Knowledge of cyber intelligence/information collection capabilities and repositories.
K0413Knowledge of cyber operation objectives, policies, and legalities.
K0417Knowledge of data communications terminology (e.g., networking protocols, Ethernet, IP, encryption, optical devices, removable media).
K0426Knowledge of dynamic and deliberate targeting.
K0427Knowledge of encryption algorithms and cyber capabilities/tools (e.g., SSL, PGP).
K0431Knowledge of evolving/emerging communications technologies.
K0436Knowledge of fundamental cyber operations concepts, terminology/lexicon (i.e., environment preparation, cyber-attack, cyber defense), principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects.
K0437Knowledge of general Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system components.
K0439Knowledge of governing authorities for targeting.
K0440Knowledge of host-based security products and how those products affect exploitation and reduce vulnerability.
K0444Knowledge of how Internet applications work (SMTP email, web-based email, chat clients, VOIP).
K0445Knowledge of how modern digital and telephony networks impact cyber operations.
K0446Knowledge of how modern wireless communications systems impact cyber operations.
K0449Knowledge of how to extract, analyze, and use metadata.
K0457Knowledge of intelligence confidence levels.
K0458Knowledge of intelligence disciplines.
K0460Knowledge of intelligence preparation of the environment and similar processes.
K0461Knowledge of intelligence production processes.
K0464Knowledge of intelligence support to planning, execution, and assessment.
K0465Knowledge of internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.
K0466Knowledge of internal and external partner intelligence processes and the development of information requirements and essential information.
K0471Knowledge of Internet network addressing (IP addresses, classless inter-domain routing, TCP/UDP port numbering).
K0473Knowledge of intrusion sets.
K0478Knowledge of legal considerations in targeting.
K0479Knowledge of malware analysis and characteristics.
K0497Knowledge of operational effectiveness assessment.
K0499Knowledge of operations security.
K0507Knowledge of organization or partner exploitation of digital networks.
K0516Knowledge of physical and logical network devices and infrastructure to include hubs, switches, routers, firewalls, etc.
K0533Knowledge of specific target identifiers, and their usage.
K0542Knowledge of target development (i.e., concepts, roles, responsibilities, products, etc.).
K0543Knowledge of target estimated repair and recuperation times.
K0546Knowledge of target list development (i.e. Restricted, Joint, Candidate, etc.).
K0547Knowledge of target methods and procedures.
K0549Knowledge of target vetting and validation procedures.
K0551Knowledge of targeting cycles.
K0555Knowledge of TCP/IP networking protocols.
K0556Knowledge of telecommunications fundamentals.
K0560Knowledge of the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern communication networks.
K0561Knowledge of the basics of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection).
K0565Knowledge of the common networking and routing protocols (e.g. TCP/IP), services (e.g., web, mail, DNS), and how they interact to provide network communications.
K0598Knowledge of the structure and intent of organization specific plans, guidance and authorizations.
K0603Knowledge of the ways in which targets or threats use the Internet.
K0604Knowledge of threat and/or target systems.
K0614Knowledge of wireless technologies (e.g., cellular, satellite, GSM) to include the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern wireless communications systems.
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).
S0189Skill in assessing and/or estimating effects generated during and after cyber operations.
S0194Skill in conducting non-attributable research.
S0196Skill in conducting research using deep web.
S0203Skill in defining and characterizing all pertinent aspects of the operational environment.
S0205Skill in determining appropriate targeting options through the evaluation of available capabilities against desired effects.
S0208Skill in determining the physical location of network devices.
S0216Skill in evaluating available capabilities against desired effects to provide effective courses of action.
S0218Skill in evaluating information for reliability, validity, and relevance.
S0222Skill in fusion analysis
S0227Skill in identifying alternative analytical interpretations to minimize unanticipated outcomes.
S0228Skill in identifying critical target elements, to include critical target elements for the cyber domain.
S0229Skill in identifying cyber threats which may jeopardize organization and/or partner interests.
S0248Skill in performing target system analysis.
S0249Skill in preparing and presenting briefings.
S0256Skill in providing understanding of target or threat systems through the identification and link analysis of physical, functional, or behavioral relationships.
S0274Skill in reviewing and editing target materials.
S0278Skill in tailoring analysis to the necessary levels (e.g., classification and organizational).
S0285Skill in using Boolean operators to construct simple and complex queries.
S0287Skill in using geospatial data and applying geospatial resources.
S0288Skill in using multiple analytic tools, databases, and techniques (e.g., Analyst??s Notebook, A-Space, Anchory, M3, divergent/convergent thinking, link charts, matrices, etc.).
S0289Skill in using multiple search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, LexisNexis, DataStar) and tools in conducting open-source searches.
S0292Skill in using targeting databases and software packages.
S0296Skill in utilizing feedback to improve processes, products, and services.
S0297Skill in utilizing virtual collaborative workspaces and/or tools (e.g., IWS, VTCs, chat rooms, SharePoint).
S0302Skill in writing effectiveness reports.
S0360Skill to analyze and assess internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.
S0361Skill to analyze and assess internal and external partner intelligence processes and the development of information requirements and essential information.
A0013Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means.
A0066Ability to accurately and completely source all data used in intelligence, assessment and/or planning products.
A0073Ability to clearly articulate intelligence requirements into well-formulated research questions and requests for information.
A0080Ability to develop or recommend analytic approaches or solutions to problems and situations for which information is incomplete or for which no precedent exists.
A0084Ability to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data (which may be fragmented and contradictory) into high quality, fused targeting/intelligence products.
A0085Ability to exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined.
A0087Ability to focus research efforts to meet the customer??s decision-making needs.
A0088Ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
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.
A0091Ability to identify intelligence gaps.
A0101Ability to recognize and mitigate cognitive biases which may affect analysis.
A0102Ability to recognize and mitigate deception in reporting and analysis.
A0106Ability to think critically.
A0109Ability to utilize multiple intelligence sources across all intelligence disciplines.
T0561Accurately characterize targets.
T0582Provide expertise to course of action development.
T0588Provide expertise to the development of measures of effectiveness and measures of performance.
T0594Build and maintain electronic target folders.
T0597Collaborate with intelligence analysts/targeting organizations involved in related areas.
T0599Collaborate with other customer, Intelligence and targeting organizations involved in related cyber areas.
T0617Conduct nodal analysis.
T0624Conduct target research and analysis.
T0633Coordinate target vetting with appropriate partners.
T0642Maintain awareness of internal and external cyber organization structures, strengths, and employments of staffing and technology.
T0650Determine what technologies are used by a given target.
T0652Develop all-source intelligence targeting materials.
T0661Develop measures of effectiveness and measures of performance.
T0663Develop munitions effectiveness assessment or operational assessment materials.
T0684Estimate operational effects generated through cyber activities.
T0688Evaluate available capabilities against desired effects to recommend efficient solutions.
T0707Generate requests for information.
T0710Identify and evaluate threat critical capabilities, requirements, and vulnerabilities.
T0717Identify critical target elements.
T0731Initiate requests to guide tasking and assist with collection management.
T0744Maintain target lists (i.e., RTL, JTL, CTL, etc.).
T0769Perform targeting automation activities.
T0770Characterize websites.
T0776Produce target system analysis products.
T0781Provide aim point and reengagement recommendations.
T0782Provide analyses and support for effectiveness assessment.
T0790Provide input for targeting effectiveness assessments for leadership acceptance.
T0794Provide operations and reengagement recommendations.
T0797Provide target recommendations which meet leadership objectives.
T0798Provide targeting products and targeting support as designated.
T0799Provide time sensitive targeting support.
T0802Review appropriate information sources to determine validity and relevance of information gathered.
T0815Sanitize and minimize information to protect sources and methods.
T0824Support identification and documentation of collateral effects.
T0835Work closely with planners, analysts, and collection managers to identify intelligence gaps and ensure intelligence requirements are accurate and up-to-date.