A Short Story
Go Inside the Clandestine World of Signals Intelligence
In the wooded countryside of Maryland resides a massive installation that is the tympanic membrane of America’s early warning system. This is the headquarters of the National Security Agency, a secure facility within the confines of Fort George G. Meade. Here an army of engineers, scientists, cryptologists and analysts probe the ether with their antennae and satellites to pluck out those transmissions that represent a threat to the American Homeland.
And at the apex of this elegant central nervous system lies the Signals Operation Center – the ultimate inner sanctum where the electronic wheat is separated from the chaff, and the kernels are then placed before the President, his Cabinet, and the Pentagon.
Into this lion’s den enters Army Major Ross Jessup, who recently joined a select team operating with a hyper-secret charter from the Oval Office.