In the modern era, there is great convergence in the technologies used by friendly nations and by hostile ones. Signals intelligence agencies find themselves penetrating the technologies that they also at times must protect. To ease this tension, the United States and its partners have relied on an approach sometimes called Nobody But Us, or NOBUS: target communications mechanisms using unique methods accessible only to the United States. This paper examines how the NOBUS approach works, its limits, and the challenging matter of what comes next.
Andrew Facini is the Publications and Design Coordinator for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Andrew graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a minor in Environmental Analysis and Policy. Outside of the classroom, he was a reporter/writer and then editorial editor for BU’s independent newspaper, The Daily Free Press. He was also selected by the Daily Free Press publishers, the Back Bay Publishing Company, to serve on the company’s board of trustees, where he led an effort to redevelop the paper’s web presence. While at BU, Andrew also founded and was editor-in-chief of BU’s The International Relations Review, an academic publication of news and analysis that continues to thrive today.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm