3543

3543 (NIST ID: K0560)

Knowledge

Knowledge of the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern communication networks.

Items denoted by a * are CORE KSATs for every Work Role, while other CORE KSATs vary by Work Role.


Core KSAT for the following Work Roles

All-Source Analyst (Core) ID: 111 (NIST ID: AN-ASA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / All Source Analysis
Workforce Element: Intelligence (Cyberspace)

Analyzes data/information from one or multiple sources to conduct preparation of the environment, respond to requests for information, and submit intelligence collection and production requirements in support of planning and operations.

Cyber Operations Planner (Core) ID: 332 (NIST ID: CO-PL-002) Category/Specialty Area: Collect & Operate / Cyber Operational Planning
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Develops detailed plans for the conduct or support of the applicable range of cyber operations through collaboration with other planners, operators and/or analysts. Participates in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and enables integration during the execution of cyber actions.

Exploitation Analyst (Core) ID: 121 (NIST ID: AN-XA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / Exploitation Analysis
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Collaborates to identify access and collection gaps that can be satisfied through cyber collection and/or preparation activities. Leverages all authorized resources and analytic techniques to penetrate targeted networks.

Mission Assessment Specialist (Core) ID: 112 (NIST ID: AN-AN-002) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / All Source Analysis
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Develops assessment plans and measures of performance/effectiveness. Conducts strategic and operational effectiveness assessments as required for cyber events. Determines whether systems performed as expected and provides input to the determination of operational effectiveness.

Warning Analyst (Core) ID: 141 (NIST ID: AN-TA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / Threat Analysis
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Develops unique cyber indicators to maintain constant awareness of the status of the highly dynamic operating environment. Collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates cyber warning assessments.

Additional KSAT for the following Work Roles

All-Source Collection Manager (Additional) ID: 311 (NIST ID: CO-CL-001) Category/Specialty Area: Collect & Operate / Collections Operations
Workforce Element: Intelligence (Cyberspace)

Identifies collection authorities and environment; incorporates priority information requirements into collection management; develops concepts to meet leadership’s intent. Determines capabilities of available collection assets, identifies new collection capabilities; and constructs and disseminates collection plans. Monitors execution of tasked collection to ensure effective execution of the collection plan.

All-Source Collection Requirements Manager (Additional) ID: 312 (NIST ID: CO-CL-002) Category/Specialty Area: Collect & Operate / Collections Operations
Workforce Element: Intelligence (Cyberspace)

Evaluates collection operations and develops effects-based collection requirements strategies using available sources and methods to improve collection. Develops, processes, validates, and coordinates submission of collection requirements. Evaluates performance of collection assets and collection operations.

Cyber Intelligence Planner (Additional) ID: 331 (NIST ID: CO-PL-001) Category/Specialty Area: Collect & Operate / Cyber Operational Planning
Workforce Element: Intelligence (Cyberspace)

Develops detailed intelligence plans to satisfy cyber operations requirements. Collaborates with cyber operations planners to identify, validate, and levy requirements for collection and analysis. Participates in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and execution of cyber actions. Synchronizes intelligence activities to support organization objectives in cyberspace.

Target Developer (Additional) ID: 131 (NIST ID: AN-TD-001) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / Targets
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

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.