The Satellite Sentinel Project’s unique role in bridging the gap between intelligence and human rights activism is reinforced by our recognition in C4ISR Journal’s“Big 25 Awards.” The world of C4ISR—“Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance” —may seem obscure, but these awards recognize some of the most important contributions to international safety you never knew existed.
Every year the Journal of Net-Centric Warfare recognizes programs and organizations they believe are making the most important contributions to intelligence.
“This year’s winners run the gamut from online tools used by troops in Afghanistan to the ships that deployed Fire Scout helicopters over Libya and an anti-genocide organization started by actor George Clooney,” according to C4ISR Journal’s October issue.
The Satellite Sentinel Project is recognized as one of the top four organizations working in intelligence gathering, alongside such big names as the U.S. Navy Information Dominance Corps, CIA Counterterrorism Center and Office of South Asian Analysis, North American Electric Reliability Corp., and the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Satellite Launch Campaign.
SSP was chosen by C4ISR staff for its “important work to monitor events in Sudan.”
Why: The project’s imagery and online reports of developments in Sudan over the last year might have reduced bloodshed during establishment of the new nation of South Sudan. The group’s Sudan reports also provided valuable open source intelligence to governments as they reacted to the fluid events in Sudan. The process of tasking commercial satellites to take images of a region and enlisting retired military leaders to help analyze them could amount to a template for troubled regions.