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Protocol note for Japan visit

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Release Date: 2018-05-19 Document Date: 2013-01-01
This undated NSA protocol note provides a short briefing for a visit to the agency’s Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs by his Japanese counterpart, due to happen sometime after January 2013: see the Intercept article The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency, 19 May 2018.
SECRET//NOFORN Clearances: Accompanying NSA/CSS Senior: Photographer: Memento Presented: Uniform of the Day: Purpose of Visit: Justification for Directorate Involvement: Ex...

Current State of and Proposed Future Cooperation with Japan

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Release Date: 2018-05-19 Document Date: 2013-01-14
This internal assessment from the NSA dated 14 January 2013 analyses Japan’s progress towards its cyber defense goals and domestic barriers to progress ahead of a planned US-Japanese Memorandum of Understanding due to be signed that year: see the Intercept article The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency, 19 May 2018.
SECRET//SI//NOFORN TOPIC: (S//SI//REL TO USA, JPN) Current State of and Proposed Future Cooperation with Japan on SIGINT-enabled Cyber Defense and the development of a Japanese National Cyber ...

DFS SIGINT-enabled Cyber

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Release Date: 2018-05-19 Document Date: 2013-02-01
This February 2013 slide deck from Japan’s DFS (Directorate for Signals Intelligence), accompanied by speaking notes, outlines MALLARD, a DFS programme for using sigint to detect cyber-threats and includes a detailed history of US-Japanese cooperation on the project. This is the first document from DFS ever to have been published: see the Intercept article The […]
0 SPECIFIED TOP SECRET DFS SIGINT-enabled Cyber History 1. Jan 2012, Director General Defense Policy Bureau visited the US and received explanation about the US SIGINT-enabled cyber struc...

OAKSTAR Travel Handbook: A Guide for Traveling

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This internal document for NSA employees dated 1 March 2013 provides a guide for visiting facilities related with the OAKSTAR programme,which are largely based in the United States, save for the MONKEYROCKET source, which has information forwarded to the European Technical Center in Germany: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN (U) OAKSTAR Travel Handbook: A Guide for Traveling Initials Revision 20060925 Initial draft template 20061124 Initial draft for site 20061130 ...

OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 5 April 2013

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2012-04-01
This internal NSA technical update from March 2013 provides metrics about the information from the access point codenamed MONEYROCKET, which was the NSA’s source for tracking Bitcoin users: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN OAKSTAR Weekly Update Program Highlights Week of: March 30-April 5, 2013 Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20320108 TOP SECRET//CO...

OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 15 March 2013

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This internal NSA technical newsletter states that the source of information codenamed MONEYROCKET is collecting information on “senders and receivers of bitcoin” and users Liberty Reserve: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN OAKSTAR Weekly Update Program Highlights Week of: March 9-15, 2013 ETS: Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20320108 TOP SECRET//C...

OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 29 March 2013

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2012-03-01
This internal NSA technical update from March 2013 provides metrics about the information from the access point codenamed MONEYROCKET, which was the NSA’s source for tracking Bitcoin users: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN OAKSTAR Weekly Update Program Highlights Week of: March 23-29, 2013 ETS: Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20320108 TOP SECRET//...

MONKEYROCKET Achieves Initial Operational Capability

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2012-07-24
This extract from the internal NSA newsletter SSO News dated 24 July 2012 describes the start of MONEYROCKET collection, at which point it was recording around 2000 events a day, from a user base concentrated in India and China: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 […]
(TS//SI//NF) MONKEYROCKET Achieves Initial Operational Capability By REDACTED on 2012-07-24 1442 (TS//SI//NF) Special Source Operations-OAKSTAR program MONKEYROCKET, a non- Western Internet an...

Entries From Sample SSO Accesses

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Release Date: 2018-03-20
This extract from an undated NSA document describes how MONEYROCKET operates – an unspecified international cable is tapped and that data is then forwarded to the agency’s European Technical Center in Wiesbaden: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
OAKSTAR - Corporate program where covernames are mainly unrelated companies - 9 accesses over 7 corps. est 2004 MONKEYROCKET - Foreign cable site collecting ME, EUR, South American, and Asian ...

OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 22 March 2013

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This internal NSA technical update from March 2013 makes it clear that information from the access point codenamed MONEYROCKET, which tracked Bitcoin users, could be accessed through the agency’s main search interface for analysts, XKeyScore: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN OAKSTAR Weekly Update Program Highlights Week of: March 16-22, 2013 ETS: PRIMECANE Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20320108 T...

SSO dictionary – MONKEYROCKET

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Release Date: 2018-03-20
This extract is taken from an undated dictionary produced by NSA Special Source Operations: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
MONKEYROCKET (TS//SI//NF) A pending OAKSTAR access. Collection of full-take data sessions, and user data such as billing information and Internet Protocol addresses of selected CT targets utilizing...

OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 8 March 2013

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This internal NSA technical update from March 2013 describes a source of information codenamed MONEYROCKET, which provides data on users of the digital currency Bitcoin: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN OAKSTAR Weekly Update Program Highlights Week of: March 2-8, 2013 ETS: Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20320108 TOP SECRET//COMI...

The Alice Springs Resolution

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2004-06-25
This NSA document contains the short text of the Alice Springs Resolution, a 2014 agreement designed to allow common metadata sharing between the Five Eyes intelligence alliance: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.
The Alice Springs Resolution In view of the increasing importance of the analysis of metadata to the genera tion of into! licence, particularly against I he Icrnorift target, Elic SIC; IN I Age...

SIGINT Seniors Making History – in a Good Way

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-02
This 2005 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the conclusions of a meeting of the SIGINT Seniors group – the participants committed the 12 nations to deploy a tactical communications system in Afghanistan and build on the successful partnership during the Athens Olympics Games in advance of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT Seniors Making History - in a Good Way FROM: FAD's MultiNational/Second P...

Global Collaboration Environment (GCE)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2013-04-10
This set of NSA talking points, dated 10 April 2013, outlines a plan for continuing the GCE intelligence-sharing arrangement beyond the Afghan war, which NSA and GCHQ would collaborate on closely: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, GBR (U) Topic: Global Collaboration Environment (GCE) (U//FOUO) Director's Talking Points: • (S//REL TO USA, GBR) Thank GCHQ for giving full support to GCE, and for...

SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2010-08-12
This 12 August 2010 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the outcomes of the annual Sigint Seniors Europe (SSEURP) conference, which agreed in principle to increase information sharing: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing on Afghanistan, CT, Piracy, and ...

GSM Temporary Selectors – Breakthroughs in Automated Identification

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-27
This 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday explains how the agency overcame the obfuscation of IMSI codes by mobile phone companies: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) GSM Temporary Selectors - Breakthroughs in Automated Identification Target An...

Can ‘Motor City’ Manufacture Some Arabic Language Assistance for NSA?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-15
This December 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the agency’s efforts to recruit Arabic-language specialists; a Detroit-based recruitment effort “unearthed significant issues”: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Can 'Motor City' Manufacture Some Arabic Language Assistance for NSA? FROM: Ci...

Now You’re Speaking My Language: NSA’s Linguistic Resources (Part I)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2004-06-29
This post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday introduces a series on the agency’s struggle to find qualified language experts: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Now You're Speaking My Language: NSA's Linguistic Resources (Part I) FROM: SIGINT ...

Apportionment of Strategic Efforts -- Our Plan of Attack

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2006-02-15
U.S. Signals Intelligence System resources are allocated in the following areas: 35 percent are dedicated to the global war on terrorism; 35 percent are dedicated to China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia; 20 percent go to remaining strategic focus areas; and 10 percent are set aside for development in data acquisition, signals development, or analysis and production.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Apportionment of Strategic Efforts -- Our Plan of Attack FROM: SIGINT Communication...

Acronyms Anonymous (repost)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-30
Repost: A recently hired technical writer, tongue in cheek, describes complicated acronyms and the NSA writing style as “language barriers.” And she reveals how she is often lost in NSA parking lots.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Acronyms Anonymous (repost) FROM: Antoinette Punzavitz Data Acquisition Staff (S3) Run Da...

Thanksgiving Stories: Ever Have an 'Odd Duck' of a Holiday?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-14
SIDtoday would like submissions of quirky Thanksgiving experiences that NSA’ers have had while deployed. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Thanksgiving Stories: Ever Have an 'Odd Duck' of a Holiday? FROM: SIGINT Communications U...

November 11th: A Day Dedicated to Peace

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-10
Members of the military and veterans are thanked and remembered on Veterans Day. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) November 11th: A Day Dedicated to Peace FROM: CW4 , USA SIGINT Director's Military Crypto...

Some Info on 'Compensatory Time Off for Travel'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-10
There are new guidelines for how staff can claim compensatory hours for time they spend traveling to and from a temporary duty location. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Some Info on 'Compensatory Time Off for Travel' FROM: SID Human Resources Service Center...

What We're Hearing from Customers

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-08
Customer account managers record their knowledge about each customer in a customer relationship management database, which will be made available to everyone on NSAnet in the future. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) What We're Hearing from Customers FROM: Customer Engagement Program Manager (S11) Run Dat...

All-Source Victory on the High Seas!!

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-04
The U.S. Navy worked with the NSA to find a handset traveling with a shipment of narcotics in the Arabian Sea. The French navy boarded the vessel, seizing 3.5 tons of hashish. But the handset was no longer on board; it was subsequently located on the vessel from which the drugs had been transferred, and the crew of that vessel was also taken into custody.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) All-Source Victory on the High Seas!! FROM: SIGINT Communications and LCDR Victor Spears ...

The Real Scoop on USSID SP0018 Briefings

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-03
The Signals Intelligence Directorate has trained over 5,000 staff in a minimization policy known as SP0018, which must be understood in order to look at raw signals intelligence. The directorate offers eight to 10 trainings each month, as well as shortened web versions of the training that are available in an emergency.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) The Real Scoop on USSID SP0018 Briefings FROM: SID Oversight and Compliance (SV) R...

Hoping to SCOR Big

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-03
The SIGINT Site Commanders Operational Review, an annual conference, will meet to plan for optimizing the global signals intelligence system as part of an ongoing governance effort. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Hoping to SCOR Big FROM: SIGINT Communications (S02C) and the SIGINT Operations Staff (S0...

SIGINT: Don't Leave Washington Without It

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-02
This article lists interactions that the U.S.’s new ambassador to the European Union, Boyden Gray, has had with the NSA, how productive the meetings were, how impressed he was, and the praise he gave.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT: Don't Leave Washington Without It FROM: SIGINT Communications and Penny Horgan, N...

Track SID's Progress Towards Its CFC Goal

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-01
The SIDtoday homepage lists the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s progress toward its $750,000 goal for giving in a federal charitable campaign.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Track SID's Progress Towards Its CFC Goal FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 1...

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