Termology


The following are placed in alphabetical order.


Abbreviations

Com. Unit/Set

  • Communication Unit/Set

    DOD

  • Department of Defence

    Intel.

  • Intelligence

    NSA

  • National Security Agency

    Sim.

  • Simulation


    A

    Abeyance

  • A operative/recruit in danger of cancellation.

    Acceptable Collateral

  • Acceptable Collateral are people who can be killed during a mission by operatives.

    Agency

  • It is possible that the Agency stands for National Security Agency, it is not clear. We do know the Agency is in charge of Section One.
    B

    Breached

  • Depending of the context, it could mean that Section security have been breached, or the computers have been breached, or hacked into.

    Briefing

  • Occurs before every mission. The team leader or Operations, out lines the mission profile.
    C

    Cancel

  • To kill.

    Close Quarter Standby

  • Operatives are to stay within Section One for an undetermined amount of time, usually due to an upcoming mission.

    Closure

  • When a mission is finished, all the ends are tied up, so to speak.

    Compromised

  • When an operative, recruit, or civilian has been discovered or captured by an enemy.
    D

    Debrief

  • Occurs at the end of every mission. The operative needs to go to Operations/Madeline to report everything that occurred during the mission.

    Directory

  • Last heard, the directory was still outside of Section. The directory contains a list of all the operatives, including their psych. profiles, and other important info.
    E

    Expendable

  • It means the operative/civilian can be killed during a mission.
    H

    Housekeeping

  • Operatives whose main job is to clean up after a mission. That includes getting rid of dead bodies, and evidences that may compromise an Section operative.
    I

    Innocent

  • A civilian innocent of any crime.
    M

    Material

  • Someone's trainee. For example, Nikita is Michael's material.
    O

    Operative

  • After two years of training and passing several tests, a recruit is promoted to an operative. An operative has more freedom then a recruit, they are allowed outside of Section One. However, operatives, just like recruits, are constantly in danger of being cancelled if they do not perform up to Section standards.
    R

    Recruits

  • For the first two years within Section One, an operative is known as a recruit. Their performance within these two years will determine whether you will live or die. Within these two years, the recruits will learn to shoot, kill, perform under stress, and etc.

    Red Cell

  • One of Section's main enemies.
    S

    Sim.

  • Birkoff runs a sim. before every mission. It calculates the risks of the mission and
    T

    Tracker

  • The size of a pencil eraser, when it is placed, Section will be able to locate the operative/enemy.