TALENT SPOTTER see ACCESS AGENT.
TAO - (Office of) Tailored Access Operations. A cyber-warfare intelligence-gathering unit of the National Security Agency (NSA).
TARGET - The subject of surveillance.
TARGETING - The process of searching for potential spies. Determining who is in a position to access information and influence, and how to make contact with them.
TECHINT - Technical Intelligence. Analysis of fielded equipment for training, research, and the development of new weapons and equipment for eventual intelligence use.
TERMINATED - Murdered.
THE COMPANY - An unofficial term for the CIA popularized by fiction.
THE TAKE - Information gathered by intelligence collection operations.
THERMAL IMAGER - A heat-sensitive surveillance video camera and display.
THROWAWAY - An agent considered to be expendable.
TIMED DROP - A dead drop that will be retrieved by a recipient after a set time period.
TOKYO SPY RING (the) - Established by the Soviet Union as a means of determining Japanese diplomatic and military intent towards the Soviet Union during World War II.
TRADECRAFT - The methods developed by intelligence operatives to conduct their operations.
TRAFFIC ANALYSIS - Methods for gaining intelligence from the patterns and volumes of messages gathered by communications intercepts.
TRIADS - Asian organized crime gangs.
TRIGGER - A surveillance operative who is watching the target's vacant vehicle, home, garage, office, restaurant etc. and who alerts the rest of the surveillance team when the target is spotted.
TUPAMAROS - An underground group in Uruguay.
TURNCOAT - Person which switch sides, allegiance.