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Canyondust Coverage Regions

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Release Date: 2018-03-01
This undated NSA presentation shows the reach of different FORNSAT stations: see the Intercept article Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying, 1 March 2018.
CANYONDUST SECRET //COMINT //REL TO USA, FVEY Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Hughes - TES/PES/DirecWay ViaSat - Linkway / LinkStar iDirect Nortel Dasa Gilat ...

Norway Gets FORNSAT Collection Capability On Par With NSA’s

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2006-02-09
This 2006 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the opening of VICTORYGARDEN, a “state-of-the-art FORNSAT site”: see the Intercept article Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) Norway Gets FORNSAT Collection Capability On Par With NSA's FROM: FAD's Engineer...

What Is a J-2? (repost)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-28
Repost: An overview of the joint military staff groups, in particular the J-2 intelligence group that works most closely with the Signals Intelligence Directorate, given by a SIGINT communications staffer.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) What Is a J-2? (repost) FROM: (U//FOUO) SIGINT Communications Run Date: 12/28/2005 (U) T...

Austrian Partner Receives Time-Sensitive Report in Total Team Effort

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-23
Within 45 minutes, the NSA was able to relay a tip to the Austrian intelligence service about a possible terrorist carrying explosives on a bus headed from Bosnia to Austria.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) Austrian Partner Receives Time-Sensitive Report in Total Team Effort FROM: Foreign A...

Guidance from the SIGINT Director on Machine Room Management Procedures

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-22
Signals Intelligence Director Richard Quirk urges compliance with a new set of procedures for cryptologic machine rooms rolled out by the IT directorate. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Guidance from the SIGINT Director on Machine Room Management Procedures FROM: MG Richard ...

Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW Analyst Conference

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-09
The NSA held a conference for analysts from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia who work on intelligence relating to chemical and biological weapons.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW Analyst Conference FROM: SIGINT ...

21st Century Collaboration: The 'Venezuela Issues Community' Goes On-Line

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-07
The Venezuela Issues Community includes a blog, calendar, task management tools, and a collection of documents to help facilitate discussion of Venezuela by analysts across the NSA. It is the first installation of a collaborative tool intended for use in other contexts. Signing up for the community is a four-step process that involves requesting an account.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) 21st Century Collaboration: The 'Venezuela Issues Community' Goes On-Line FROM: SINIO...

CENTCOM's 'Long War'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-02
The final part of the series about U.S. Central Command outlines CENTCOM Gen. John Abizaid’s vision for the future of combat against extremism and instability and describes how this will affect the NSA. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) CENTCOM's 'Long War' FROM: CENTCOM Account Manager (S113) Run Date: 11/02/2005 (C) In t...

Seven Minutes

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-01
Staffers are again encouraged to contribute to a federal charitable campaign. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Seven Minutes FROM: Wayne Murphy SID Keyworker for the CFC Run Date: 11/01/2005 As the S...

What's It Like to Deploy for SID? The Expeditionary SIGINT Town Meeting Tells All

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-28
NSA staffers who returned from deployments in the Middle East described their experiences and took questions from colleagues at an event to recruit for such deployments. Over 800 NSA’ers have been deployed to the “front lines of SIGINT.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) What's It Like to Deploy for SID? The Expeditionary SIGINT Town Meeting Tells All F...

'Focused Pursuits' Hunt Down SIGINT Targets

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-24
The Pursuit Operation Staff manages the NSA’s specific plans for hunting a target of intelligence interest. “Focused Pursuits” bring together a working group of people, organizations, and services from across the NSA to join the hunt. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) 'Focused Pursuits' Hunt Down SIGINT Targets FROM: Deputy Chief, Pursuit Operations St...

Meet the Central Command

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-21
NSA personnel are integrated with U.S. Central Command at the Tampa headquarters and in deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, and other locations. Gen. John Abizaid says the NSA relationship with CENTCOM is “excellent.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Meet the Central Command FROM: CENTCOM Account Manager (S113) Run Date: 10/21/2005 (U) C...

Disseminating the Identity of a U.S. Person When an Imminent Threat Exists

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-19
Under USSID SP0018, a signals intelligence organization can publicly disclose a U.S. person mentioned in an intercepted communication if there is an “imminent or immediate threat” to a person’s safety. “Imminent and immediate” means within a 24-hour period, so an agent could reveal the identity of someone who has just been kidnapped, but not someone who could be kidnapped in two weeks.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C//SI) Disseminating the Identity of a U.S. Person When an Imminent Threat Exists FROM: USS...

Reach Out and Touch a Customer

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-17
The NSA’s Ukraine team hosted a forum for other intelligence community members and NSA divisions to discuss where the NSA should direct its efforts in collecting signals intelligence from the Ukraine. Areas of focus include Ukranian oligarchs and organized crime, arms dealing and weapons production, and potential Ukraine development of directed-energy weapons. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Reach Out and Touch a Customer FROM: (S) Greece and Ukraine (S2C53) Run Date: 10/17/2005...

Standing Up the ODNI's Watch: An Interview with Dennis Chapman

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-17
ODNI Watch is now operational. The purpose of the watch center is to alert the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to important events, maintain situational awareness, and provide external communications for the ODNI. The watch center aggregates tips on “important developments” from other intelligence community watch centers around the clock.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Standing Up the ODNI's Watch: An Interview with Dennis Chapman FROM: SIGINT Communi...

NSA's Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-07
The United States’s signals intelligence relationship with Turkey started with a 1949 verbal agreement between the CIA and Turkey’s intelligence organization. As of 2005, 40 NSA staffers in Ankara provide technical assistance, training, and support to Turkey’s military and civilian intelligence agencies. Although the NSA’s overt operations in Turkey ceased in 1993, covert SIGINT collection by NSA/CIA Special Collection Service continues from sites in Istanbul and Ankara.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) NSA's Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership FROM: (S//SI) Country Desk Officer (CDO) Tur...

CHIPPEWA Moving Forward

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-06
A 24/7 watch that transfers more than 40,000 messages a day between the NSA and a third-party partner has been modernized with a T1 communication line, new systems, and upgraded computers. Formerly manual processes are almost all automated, and as a result, analytic messages produced by the system rose to 309 from 140 over the course of three quarters.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) CHIPPEWA Moving Forward FROM: the CSRC/Foreign Partner Operations Center (S3C12) Unknown ...

HR Update: Changes Affecting Foreign Language Incentive Pay (FLIP)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-04
A new system of incentive pay for staff with a designated level of foreign language proficiency has gone into effect. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) HR Update: Changes Affecting Foreign Language Incentive Pay (FLIP) FROM: Human Res...

DNI Requirement: Employees to Create or Update a Profile of Their Skills

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-03
Employees in several Signals Intelligence Directorate organizations are now required to create or update their skills profile in a database of intelligence community analytic expertise. Skills information provided will not be used for involuntary assignment or deployment. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) DNI Requirement: Employees to Create or Update a Profile of Their Skills FROM: Danc...

First Overhead Partnership Conference (OPC) Held

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-29
Representatives from a wide range of U.S. government and foreign partner agencies met for five days in May 2005 to discuss overhead (satellite and spaceborne) collection of signals intelligence, with information-sharing as the major theme.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) First Overhead Partnership Conference (OPC) Held FROM: LCDR Denise Schiavone, USN Spacebo...

Corporate Server Improving the Life of the Deployed SIGINTer

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-28
A new virtual shared workspace allows NSA agents deployed through Central Command to view their counterparts’ work and share their own, avoiding the issues of multiple agents potentially looking at the same targets, redundant questions being directed to subject matter experts, or a lack of continuity between agents who are deployed for short periods of time. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Corporate Server Improving the Life of the Deployed SIGINTer FROM: Eric Fuller Cryptologi...

Speak Easy: Game Day (repost)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-26
When you are going to give a public talk, arrive early, make sure all the equipment is working properly, embrace your nervousness, and try not to look at your notes too often. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Speak Easy : Game Day (repost) FROM: Meadeators Club Run Date: 09/26/2005 (U) Here's the...

Seminar: The Nexus Between Security and Development

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-23
An upcoming seminar “will consider the relationship between security and development before, during, and after conflict.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Seminar: The Nexus Between Security and Development FROM: Strategic Intelligence Issues (...

Did You Know that the CIA Established the German Intelligence Service?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-23
SIDtoday describes revelations, contained in contemporaneously released documents, on the secret history of the CIA’s relationship with Nazi Gen. Reinhard Gehlen, the German Army’s intelligence chief during World War II and eventual president of West Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Did You Know that the CIA Established the German Intelligence Service? FROM: (S//SI) SUS...

They've Got Your Number

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-15
The Signals Intelligence Directorate property office tracks and locates any electronic equipment costing over $5,000. Throughout the directorate, there are branch property officers feeding information on equipment to the office. Much improvement has been made since 2002, when 1,228 items worth $27 million were missing. In 2005, there are just 128 missing items worth $1.5 million. To mark the improvement, an awards breakfast was held for property officers.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) They've Got Your Number FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 09/15/2005 (U) Pro...

Admin Guidance for Those Providing Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-14
Staffers who are activated by officially recognized emergency rescue programs to give disaster relief to Hurricane Katrina victims can get up to 10 days of administrative leave, with approval from a supervisor.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Admin Guidance for Those Providing Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief FROM: SID Human Reso...

Next for the Iraqi SIGINTers: Field Sites

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-14
The NSA is helping the Iraqi SIGINT Element rebuild itself. The next step will be expanding the ISE to field offices outside the Baghdad area, as “the country is slowly becoming safer.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Next for the Iraqi SIGINTers: Field Sites FROM: FAD/QRC - Partner Integration (DP312)...

Seminar: Threats to Computer Systems

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-09
CIA senior adviser Brian Shaw will lead a seminar about “an invisible subculture” that “exists to take advantage of computer networks for nefarious purposes including vandalism, crime, or espionage.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Seminar: Threats to Computer Systems FROM: SINIO for Information Operations (S17) ...

Touching the Future

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-21
A three-year internship program established in 2004 trains recent college graduates in the skills that they’ll need to work in the NSA’s Computer Network Operations division. The program includes mentorships and tours in various intelligence community agencies and offices around the world.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Touching the Future FROM: Data Acquisition Staff (S3) Run Date: 12/21/2005 (U//FOUO) An...

Client Central -- The Place for Customer Relations Information

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-19
The Signals Intelligence Directorate has created a new website, Client Central, to provide customer relations data to staffers throughout the agency. Employees will be able to view information on directorate visits, client profiles, and who is on the management teams. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U// FOUO) Client Central -- The Place for Customer Relations Information FROM: Charles H. B...

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