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SIGINT Travels with Charlie

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-20
Charlie Meals will travel to England for site visits and meetings with the GCHQ.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SIGINT Travels with Charlie<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Da...

SIGINT Leaders Peer into the Future, See Global System

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-19
The Signals Intelligence Director reports back about the key lesson learned from the annual SIGINT Site Commanders Operational Review conference. SIGINT leaders flew into Fort Meade from all of NSA's field offices, also called the Extended Enterprise, to discuss the largest problems facing the global SIGINT network. They concluded that NSA must become "an organization that is truly a network of collaborative partners instead of one based strictly on traditional hierarchies or a hub-spoke structure."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) SIGINT Leaders Peer into the Future, See Global System<br>FROM: MG Richar...

The 9/11 Commission Report -- Hot Off the Press!

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-23
SID supported the final work of the 9/11 Commission by identifying classified information in the draft report and proposing alternative wording to dissociate the intelligence facts from NSA or SIGINT.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The 9/11 Commission Report -- Hot Off the Press!<br>FROM: the SID 9/11 Response...

Telecomm Customers Can Now Pick Their Own Phone Numbers -- What Does It Mean for SIGINT?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-28
Pick-Your-Own-Number is a new feature made possible by VoIP providers such as Vonage, and as of 2004 rapidly gaining in popularity. Now that this phenomenon is taking off, it means that phone numbers no longer reliably correspond to the country of the subscriber. "Theoretically," the author writes, "Usama bin Laden could be using a U.S.-based number while located in Afghanistan!" This has legal complications for NSA, because they need to be able to spy on international targets, but USSID-18 regulations forbid them from spying on domestic targets. The author suggests that NSA could partner with law enforcement agencies, such as FBI, to target domestic phone numbers using the domestic surveillance law known as the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(TS//SI) Telecomm Customers Can Now Pick Their Own Phone<br>Numbers -- What Does It...

SIGINT Development Conference 2004 Wrap-Up

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-11
Hundreds of members of the intelligence community attended the 2004 SIGINT Development Conference. Some positive feedback is detailed.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SIGINT Development Conference 2004 Wrap-Up<br>FROM: <br>GCHQ Integree, SSG<br>R...

CFC Soars Past Goal to New Heights

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-10
NSA contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign charities surpassed the $1.6 million goal for 2004. And a SID employee guessed the exact number of candies in a huge glass jar: 1,266.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) CFC Soars Past Goal to New Heights<br>FROM:<br>CFC Keyworker for SID<br>Run Dat...

Last Day to Take the Information Needs Survey

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-30
226 people have responded to the Information Needs survey so far.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Last Day to Take the Information Needs Survey<br>FROM: <br>CRD Communications (...

Charlie Meals Opens New Engineering Support Facility in Japan

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-21
The NSA opened an engineering support facility at Yokota Air Base in Japan. The $6.6 million facility, paid for almost entirely by the Japanese government, produces and repairs antennas for NSA operations across the globe.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) Charlie Meals Opens New Engineering Support Facility in Japan<br>FROM: <br>Paci...

SID Integrates All Support Requirements Functions Under One Organization

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-10
The SID People Office and the SIGINT Support Requirements Division have merged their missions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) SID Integrates All Support Requirements Functions Under<br>One Organizati...

SID Managers: So, You Need Some Money for a Program?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-27
If SID managers find they have a budget shortfall, they can submit requests to be considered through the unfunded request process. Requests will be placed in a queue and considered by several approval groups.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SID Managers: So, You Need Some Money for a Program?<br>FROM: Charles H. Berlin...

New Staff Supports Network Attack

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-21
In the summer of 2004, DIRNSA got new responsibilities. In addition to computer network exploitation, which involved hacking networks and extracting information, NSA will be in charge of computer network attack, which are "operations to disrupt, deny, degrade, or destroy information resident in computers and computer networks, or the computers and networks themselves." Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden established the Network Attack Support Staff organization to support these responsibilities.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) New Staff Supports Network Attack<br>FROM: <br>Executive Officer, Network...

Want to Help Select SIGINT for the President?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-10
Announcing a job vacancies at the CIA to prepare intelligence to brief the president. One of the perks is getting to meet interesting people: "In just the last month, baseball star Cal Ripken Jr. and movie celebrity Robert DeNiro [sic] were both here."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) Want to Help Select SIGINT for the President?<br>FROM: <br>Chief, Cryptologic S...

From Academia to the Agency (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-27
A classics professor who changed careers to intern at the NSA reflects on the many opportunities to grow and learn at the agency in contrast to the restrictiveness of academia.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) From Academia to the Agency (repost)<br>FROM: Diane Harris Cline<br>Language An...

Life in the Big Apple (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-27
(Repost) Description of life in fast-paced midtown Manhattan, where NSA representatives serve customers such as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and FBI New York.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Life in the Big Apple (repost)<br>FROM: <br>(S//SI) Former NSA Rep to USUN and ...

NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-08
NSA hosted a conference on cryptanalytic support to law enforcement for partners from all Five Eyes countries, including representatives from general counsel, policy, cryptanalytic offices, and representatives of FBI, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the UK's National Technical Assistance Center.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement<br>FROM:<br>Exploitation Ope...

NSA China Forum -- Today

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-18
This month's NSA China Forum, entitled "Chinese Oil Diplomacy and its Impact on Geopolitics" will analyze the impact of China's oil shortage on its diplomatic policies.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) NSA China Forum -- Today<br>FROM: <br> <br>, <br>(S//SI) China Foreign Affairs ...

SIGDEV Successes and Challenges of High Power Cordless Phones (HPCP)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-17
The High Power Cordless Phone Analysis cell was founded in 2003 after use of these "poor man's cellular" phones proliferated in the early 2000s. Analysts with this cell provide training about HPCP communication to other NSA staff, analyze intercepted communications, and develop new tools for working with this technology.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SIGDEV Successes and Challenges of High Power Cordless Phones<br>(HPCP)<br>FROM...

Data Acquisition Update

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-20
SID's deputy director for Data Acquisition gives an update on what his department has been doing. He points out that the capture of terrorist Umar Baziyani was an example of seamless interaction between many diverse parts of NSA, an operation that included "cryptoanalytic exploitation using special purpose hardware." He outlines some of Data Acquisition's activities to build tools and infrastructure to make similar operations much easier in the future, including the establishment of the Global Network Forum, "a 5 Eyes construct to manage midpoint accesses on a community basis."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Data Acquisition Update<br>FROM: <br>SID's Deputy Director for Data Acquisition...

Agenda Items Wanted for NSRP Quarterly Meeting

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-02
A cross-SID meeting to discuss the National SIGINT Requirements Process will be held in January, and staff should submit topics for conversation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Agenda Items Wanted for NSRP Quarterly Meeting<br>FROM: <br>Information N...

SINIO Summer Seminar: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, An Eye-Witness Perspective

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-08
Announcement of a seminar on the "enduring and enigmatic" Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,<br>An Eye-Witness...

SIGINT Director to Engage the SID Workforce on Diversity

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-12
SID Director Richard Quirk will conduct group sessions to discuss diversity among SID personnel.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) SIGINT Director to Engage the SID Workforce on<br>Diversity<br>FROM: MG R...

SINIO Summer Seminar: Modern Conventional Warfare: Costs and Outcomes in the 21st Century

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-23
Announcement of a seminar on state-on-state warfare and the costs (monetary and otherwise) of new weapons systems and tactics.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SINIO Summer Seminar: Modern Conventional Warfare: Costs and<br>Outcomes in the...

Ask Raul: Getting the Most from Metadata

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2005-04-28
Raul gives advice to Digital Network Intelligence analysts about squeezing the most value out of Microsoft Office document metadata. He shows examples from Word and Excel documents and explains how you can use pieces of metadata to track down all documents by a specific author, or specific company, without even having an email address or other hard selectors.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Ask Raul: Getting the Most from Metadata<br>FROM: Raul<br>A DNI Analyst<br>Run D...

Letters To The Editor: Mission Assurance Facility Phase 2 Completed

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-03
The author of the article writes to correct it, saying that the article did not reflect the information he provided.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//REL) Letters To The Editor : Mission Assurance Facility Phase 2<br>Completed<br...

NSA's Wireless Portfolio

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-24
The author describes SID's comprehensive strategy to attack wireless technology -- personal communication devices like cell phones, satellite phones, trunk mobile radio, and Wi-Fi -- which were rapidly growing in popularity. By the end of 2002, the Wireless Portfolio Management Office was established, and they have since spent considerable resources and have made considerable progress.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) NSA's Wireless Portfolio<br>FROM: <br>Wireless Portfolio Management Offic...

Misspent Youth? -- Jobs NSAers Held in a 'Former Life' (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-28
(Repost) NSA employees describe some out-of-the-ordinary jobs -- such as puppeteering, long-haul trucking, and paper sorting -- that they held prior to joining the agency.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Misspent Youth? -- Jobs NSAers Held in a 'Former Life' (repost)<br>FROM: SIGINT...

Getting Leads: GEO Mining

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-17
Description of an approach to sifting through large amounts of phone call metadata to find leads for new surveillance target called "GEO Mining." The author gives an example of searching for heroin-production labs in Afghanistan using GEO Mining, by filtering all phone calls in Afghanistan down to calls made near known heroin-processing labs. In this case, "The top 20 handsets were then tasked for collection, and at least one has produced reportable intelligence."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Getting Leads: GEO Mining<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Ru...

The Role of Technical Directors in A&P

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-01-27
A team of technical directors and senior managers was formed to consider the role of technical directors.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The Role of Technical Directors in A&amp;P<br>FROM: Jim Allen <br>SID/Dep...

Changes Coming to the USSID System

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-09
SIGINT collection is governed by United States Signals Intelligence Directives, many of which are outdated or missing information. The SIGINT Policy team is currently identifying current practices that are not addressed in any USSIDs to date and creating a new organizational system for USSIDs so they are grouped by subject and more easily findable.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Changes Coming to the USSID System<br>FROM: the USSID Re-engineering Team (S02L...

Now You're Speaking My Language: NSA's Linguistic Resources (Part I) - repost

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-25
NSA lacks enough skilled cryptologic language analysts, hurting its mission in the war on terror. Only half of the 2,300 language missions worldwide have qualified personnel. The article introduces a series on this topic.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Now You're Speaking My Language: NSA's Linguistic Resources<br>(Part I) - repos...

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