AIR FORCE - AFI 71-101 VOL 3
THE AIR FORCE TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE COUNTERMEASURES (TSCM) PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||21 May 2019|
Scope of TSCM Activities.
AFOSI identifies and focuses TSCM efforts on likely targets of FIE or other adversaries intent on collecting sensitive or classified U.S. information through technical means.
Anywhere there is classified or sensitive information discussion or processing, one can perform TSCM activities. This includes government and commercial facilities, aircraft, boats, vehicles, and hotel rooms, as appropriate. TSCM activities use techniques and specialized equipment to deter, detect, neutralize, and/or exploit technical penetration technologies used to obtain unauthorized access to classified and sensitive information. TSCM also includes customer education to help defend against technical surveillance exploitation.
TSCM activities are used to detect and/or prevent technical penetrations. Penetrations are the intentional, unauthorized interception of information-bearing energy such as establishment of a clandestine transmission path to provide egress of a technical surveillance product.
AFOSI coordinates with the DNI in accordance with ICD 304, Human Intelligence, and ICD 310, Coordination of Clandestine Human Source and Human-Enabled Foreign Intelligence Collection and Counterintelligence Activities Outside the United States, for TSCM activities conducted outside the U.S. off of DoD or U.S.-controlled installations.