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Travel Alert and Travel Safely

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-10
Following up on the State Department’s travel advisory for the United Kingdom in the wake of the London bombings, the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s operational security team reminds staff to be “alert, aware, and smart” when they’re traveling. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Travel Alert and Travel Safely FROM: SID OPSEC (S02L3) Run Date: 08/10/2005 (U) On 4 Au...

SINIO Summer Seminar Winds of Change at International Institutions

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-10
A brown bag seminar about reform efforts at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank will be presented by the SINIO Council and the National Cryptologic School. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Winds of Change at International Institutions FROM: Marilyn Ma...

Global Capabilities Manager: What the New Position Entails

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-08
A recent restructuring created the new position title of Global Capabilities Manager. The GCM for Combating Proliferation explains his role: developing overarching global strategies and assessing the NSA’s capability to address this area rather than focus on daily operations. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Global Capabilities Manager: What the New Position Entails FROM: SIGINT Communicati...

SID Appoints a Mission Interface for Security and Counterintelligence

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-08
A new staff person has been appointed to be the primary contact for all Signals Intelligence Directorate security matters. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SID Appoints a Mission Interface for Security and Counterintelligence FROM: Dr. Leo...

New SID Diversity Home Page

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-04
A new website for the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s Diversity Management team will include a section called “From the Desk of the Diversity Guy.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) New SID Diversity Home Page FROM: SID Diversity Management (S01) Run Date: 08/04/2...

SINIO Summer Seminar Emerging Technology: Millimeter-Wave Weapon Systems

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-03
Millimeter Wave weapon systems are “radar-directed weapon systems that operate at frequencies in excess of 30 gigahertz.” One of the first uses of nanotechnology in warfare, such systems present challenges to the intelligence community, which has “extremely limited capability” to intercept and collect such signals.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Emerging Technology: Millimeter-Wave Weapon Systems FROM: Mari...

Life as the SID Liaison to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in NYC

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-03
The NSA provides intercepted information to assist law enforcement’s efforts to prevent future terrorist attacks and support the pursuit of suspects internationally. NSA reports have played a “key role” in prosecuting terror suspects “although this fact is unknown ... to the vast majority of the law enforcement community.” The NSA also provides equipment and communications support to the JTTF. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Life as the SID Liaison to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in NYC FROM: NSA/SID Rep...

Serving Two Masters: The Yin and Yang of It

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-01
NSA staffers assigned as liaisons to other government agencies can feel tension between their duties to the NSA and their responsibilities to the agency where they’re assigned. They must keep both headquarters and their “customers” informed, and both receive and provide feedback so they can better understand the customers’ needs while explaining what exactly the NSA can do for them. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Serving Two Masters: The Yin and Yang of It FROM: Customer Account Management (S112) Run ...

Don't Stand on Ceremony! -- Get to Know the SID Protocol Team

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-22
The Signals Intelligence Directorate protocol team advises leadership and staff about “forms of ceremony and etiquette.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Don't Stand on Ceremony! -- Get to Know the SID Protocol Team FROM: the SID Protoco...

SINIO Summer Seminar The Battle of Ideas: Gray Matter Against Gray Matter

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-20
A seminar about electronic propaganda and “adversarial information strategies” will be held. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) SINIO Summer Seminar The Battle of Ideas: Gray Matter Against Gray Matter FROM: Marilyn M...

Back in Time: The ECHELON Story

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-19
When "ECHELON" was in the public spotlight, the European Commission investigated allegations that the NSA was conducting industrial espionage by targeting communications satellites. The NSA avoided a visit from the investigators. The final report “reflected” that the NSA played by the rules with congressional oversight, and “events post-9/11 have overtaken the spotlight.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Back in Time: The ECHELON Story FROM: Foreign Affairs Directorate Special Advisor (DP09) ...

NSA Hosts First Africa ROCK DRILL

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-15
The NSA held its first “rock drill” for members of the intelligence community to look into issues related to Africa. The intelligence community allocates few resources toward signals intelligence in Africa, despite the continent's importance to counterterrorism, in part because it has too few translators who speak African languages, necessitating unconventional partnerships across agencies and with other nations. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) NSA Hosts First Africa ROCK DRILL FROM: Liz Brooks Europe & Africa Issue Management Team ...

Providing Actionable Intelligence in Mosul

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-13
Back from deployment to Iraq, an NSA staffer recalls the feeling of accomplishment from the successful exploitation of phones seized as evidence in an overnight raid. The phones were used to identify detainees, including two “high-value targets” and “several lower-level facilitators.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Providing Actionable Intelligence in Mosul FROM: currently at NCR CIA/Counterterror...

The Special Collection Service -- Positioning for the Future

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-12
The Special Collection Service, a joint venture between the NSA and CIA, will be fully incorporated into the Signals Intelligence Directorate, with its director reporting to the signals intelligence director. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) The Special Collection Service -- Positioning for the Future FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA ...

Jordanians Provide Arabic OJT

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-11
Four NSA language analysts are in Jordan to receive on-the-job Arabic language training from analysts at the Jordanian Electronic Warfare Directorate. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Jordanians Provide Arabic OJT FROM: (S//SI) Country Desk Officer Jordan (DP14) Run Da...

Brown Bag: How to Succeed in the SIGDEV Hunt

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-08
A top-secret class on “target templating” and “hypothesis development” is open for registration. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Brown Bag: How to Succeed in the SIGDEV Hunt FROM: SIGINT Development Strategy & Go...

Mailbag Question: Are More Awards Given to Those Working Highest-Priority Targets?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-06
A staffer asks if technical workers assigned to top-priority jobs on the Signals Intelligence Strategic Missions List have a better chance of getting promotions. The answer is no. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Mailbag Question: Are More Awards Given to Those Working Highest-Priority Targets? ...

Help Fight the Global War on Terrorism

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-05
A job fair will be held to staff the new 24/7 Counterterrorism Mission Management Center.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Help Fight the Global War on Terrorism FROM: Ron Carback Director, Counterterrorism Missi...

A Different World: First Impressions of a Cross-Training Intelligence Analyst

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-31
A career staffer from the budget and human resources side of the NSA had the opportunity to cross-train as an intelligence analyst. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) A Different World: First Impressions of a Cross-Training Intelligence Analyst FROM: IADP,...

Introducing Semi-Annual Calls for Academic and Career Development Programs

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-29
Signals Intelligence Directorate employees who wish to apply for academic or career development programs must submit their applications during two semiannual periods rather than on a rolling basis. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Introducing Semi-Annual Calls for Academic and Career Development Programs FROM: SID Mis...

SINIO Summer Seminar Pakistan's Nuclear Force Doctrine and Capabilities

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-24
A seminar about Pakistan’s nuclear weapons will help Signals Intelligence Directorate staff understand the country’s nuclear program.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Pakistan's Nuclear Force Doctrine and Capabilities FROM: Maril...

The London Bombings -- an Insider's View

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-24
The newly assigned chief of operations in the NSA’s London liaison office describes the London bombings on July 7, 2005 as his “baptism by fire.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) The London Bombings -- an Insider's View FROM: Chief of Operations, SUSLOL London (F32) R...

Reminder: Update Your SEARCHLIGHT Info

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-22
Staffers are reminded to update their entries in the SEARCHLIGHT database. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Reminder: Update Your SEARCHLIGHT Info FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date...

One Writer's 'Slant' on Punctuation (repost)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-19
Repost: An anonymous submission to SIDtoday derides the overuse of forward slashes in texts and presentations.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) One Writer's 'Slant' on Punctuation (repost) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date...

SINIO Summer Seminar China Energy Geopolitics

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-17
A brown bag lunch about China’s “energy diplomacy” will be held.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar China Energy Geopolitics FROM: Marilyn Maines Deputy Chief, St...

SIGINT Architecture (Of the Bricks and Mortar Variety)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-12
SIDtoday readers are offered a quiz on their knowledge of foreign signals intelligence agency headquarters. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT Architecture (Of the Bricks and Mortar Variety) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknow...

Transnational DNI Training

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Release Date: 2018-03-01
This undated NSA instructional presentation, along with instructor’s notes, provides a briefing on metadata sharing between the Five Eyes: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.
TOPSECRET//COMINT/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 (U) Instructional Content/Activities (U) Instructor Notes - (U) This lesson will provide you with an overview of sensitive ...

Counterterrorism Analytic Working Group Meets in Madrid

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-08-01
This 2007 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes the 11th annual meeting of the Sigint Seniors Counterterrorism (SISECT) Analytic Working Group (AWG), which focused on terrorists’ use of the internet: 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 (TS//SI//REL) Counterterrorism Analytic Working Group Meets in Madrid FROM: Foreign ...

NSA’s Changing Counterterrorism Relationship With India

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2009-06-15
This 2009 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the deepening of the agency’s cooperation with India, which included an invitation to join the Sigint Seniors Pacific (SSPAC) forum: 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) NSA's Changing Counterterrorism Relationship with India FROM: (S//SI//R...

Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia Pacific Takes Step Forward

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-05-11
This 2007 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes CRUSHED ICE, a new tool for sharing terrorist voice communications between members of the Sigint Seniors Asia group: 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) Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia-Pacific Region Takes Step Forward FROM: ...

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