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Update on S3's System Engineering Efforts

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-17
SID's Systems Engineering office is helping Data Acquisition to improve management and exploitation of information that comes in through Digital Network Intelligence work, including increasing different systems' interconnectedness and producing improved interfaces.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Update on S3's System Engineering Efforts<br>FROM: <br>Technical Director, ...

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

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-03
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'<br>FROM: SIGINT Communic...

Intelink, Then and Now

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-19
The NSA has contributed multimedia SIGINT reports to Intelink, the joint intranet system of the Department of Defense and intelligence community, from the service's inception in 1994 in the wake of the Gulf War up through the current global war on terror.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Intelink, Then and Now<br>FROM: <br> and <br>Customer Response (S12)<br>Run Dat...

New DDAP's Address to S2

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-24
The new deputy director for Analysis and Production greets the staff, expressing his commitment to the mission and appreciation for the work of analysis.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) New DDAP's Address to S2<br>FROM: Carl Johnson<br>SID/Deputy Director for Analy...

Ask Raul: HTML Coding and Email

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-05
Raul describes, for the benefit of Digital Network Intelligence analysts who run into weird jumbles of characters such as "&#00068;", how HTML special characters work.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Ask Raul: HTML Coding and Email<br>FROM: Raul, a DNI Analyst<br>Unknown<br>Run D...

SIGINT Myths

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-06
Call for submissions of office "myths."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SIGINT Myths<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 10/06/2004<...

SINIO Summer Seminar: China's Changing Role in the World

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-29
Announcement of a seminar on China's changing foreign policy positions.
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: China's Changing Role in the<br>World<br>FROM: Mari...

Expanding Endpoint Operations

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-17
Tailored Access Operations, NSA's elite hackers, are expanding their endpoint operations -- hacking directly into computers to steal information -- and are establishing the new endpoint operations remote operations center, scheduled to come online in the summer of 2005, that "is capable of managing and conducting endpoint operations on a scale that will dramatically expand collection." The physical office space of this new center will allow TAO to "grow from the current average of 20-25 of these operations per day to over 100 per day," and will allow TAO to increase the number of "active implants," or actively monitored pieces of malware, from 100-150 to thousands.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Expanding Endpoint Operations<br>FROM: COL <br> USA<br>Deputy Chief, Remo...

Collaboration, It's the Bomb

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-01
When NSA analysts consult with staff at other agencies about issues they've found, the counterparts can work together using diverse sources of information to solve problems.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Collaboration, It's the Bomb<br>FROM: <br>Analysis &amp; Production Operations ...

Brown Bag Presentation: Exploiting Converging Networks

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-14
Announcement for a brown bag presentation about Exploiting Converging Networks, classified secret.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Brown Bag Presentation: Exploiting Converging Networks<br>FROM: <br>SIGINT ...

SCS Local Support Reporting to Evolve into 'First Instance' End Product Reporting

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-22
The reports produced by Special Collection Service sites from locally gathered SIGINT may need additional verification or background information. Previously, this information could not be distributed without vetting from Fort Meade, but the new First Instance Reporting can circulate more widely and immediately to interested customers.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) SCS Local Support Reporting to Evolve into 'First<br>Instance' End Produc...

Write Right: Spell-check: The Double-Edged Sword

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-13
In a new monthly column on writing and editing, staffers are advised to be wary of relying on spellcheck without a final proofreading.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Write Right: Spell-check: The Double-Edged Sword<br>FROM:<br>of the Reporting B...

Target Templating - The Way Ahead

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-24
Target templating is "a unifying framework for analysis and analytic techniques" that helps partners across the NSA identify targets for monitoring and build comprehensive portraits, incorporating and automatically updating information about the targets, their network, and the technologies they use.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Target Templating - The Way Ahead<br>FROM: SIGINT Development - Strategy and Go...

Mixing SIGINT and Information Assurance

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-30
The signals intelligence director gives an update on some major changes to the Information Assurance Directorate. Two organizations within IAD have combined to create the new NSA Threat Operations Center for "detecting unauthorized activity, attacks, intrusions, and other threats to DoD's vital computer networks." A new position was created to liaison between IAD and SID.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Mixing SIGINT and Information Assurance<br>FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA<br...

Intelligence Oversight Training -- Register Your Compliance

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-08
Each year, SID employees must complete Intelligence Oversight training, to be reported to NSA's Inspector General office. As of September 8, 2004, only 60 percent of the workforce completed their training, and that needed to be 100 percent by September 30. The article explains who must complete this process, what reading materials they must review (legal documents that justify NSA's surveillance authorities), where to access this reading material, when it's due, and why. ("The basic principles behind these documents is the right to privacy.")
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Intelligence Oversight Training -- Register Your<br>Compliance<br>FROM: <...

Perception vs Reality During a TDY to Baghdad

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-09
NSA support to the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq has improved due to the implementation of a Cryptologic Support Team, which is a single point for all NSA issues at the division level. The author also notes that Iraq is still a very dangerous place, "but the sense of hopelessness that we sometimes sense from the news media is not there."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Perception vs Reality During a TDY to Baghdad<br>FROM:<br> USA<br>Ops Officer, ...

MG Quirk on CTG Walk-About

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-27
SID Director Richard Quirk visited the Commercial Technologies Group within Data Acquisition and met informally with the team members.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) MG Quirk on CTG Walk-About<br>FROM: Kimberly Beam<br>Commercial Technolog...

Eye-Opening Experience in Haiti (part 2)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2005-01-04
The intelligence analysis intern deployed to Haiti describes how the SIGINT used by tactical forces on the ground is different from the product for most SID customers.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Eye-Opening Experience in Haiti (part 2)<br>FROM:<br>Intelligence Analysis Inte...

A&P; Appoints New Deputy Production Managers

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-02
Four open positions in the Analysis and Production division have been filled.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) A&amp;P Appoints New Deputy Production Managers<br>FROM: Carl L. Johnson<br>SID...

FOSSWAY: Massive Analysis Attacks

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-15
FOSSWAY is a Five Eyes-wide project that's "dedicated to the development of massive analytic attacks against global metadata supported by extensive automation." The goal of FOSSWAY is to help analysts focus on high-level tasks, like thinking about how their targets organize, rather than low-level tasks like data manipulation. There was meeting in September 2004 that had about 90 participants from all five intelligence agencies discussing a variety of topics related to FOSSWAY and how to move it forward.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(TS//SI) FOSSWAY: Massive Analysis Attacks<br>FROM: <br>Advanced Analysis Lab (S211...

Write Right: Is That Adjective or Adverb Really Necessary? (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-16
(Repost) The monthly column on writing and editing attacks unnecessary adverbs and adjectives. Also, there is a SIGINT Journalism Workshop offered at NSA.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Write Right: Is That Adjective or Adverb Really Necessary?<br>(repost)<br>FROM...

New SID Award (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-22
(Repost) The SID Distinguished Service Award is a new award for great contributions to SID and its mission. The award is a gold metal clock with the SID logo.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) New SID Award (repost)<br>FROM: Charlie Meals<br>Signals Intelligence Deputy Di...

SINIO Summer Seminar: Overview of the Intelligence Community's Warning Systems

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-05
Announcement of a seminar about the intelligence community's warning systems, including the National Intelligence Warning System and the Defense Indications and Warning System.
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: Overview of the Intelligence<br>Community's Warning...

The New Voice Processing Tools are Here!

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-15
As part of SID Desktop Modernization, linguists will transition to the New Voice Architecture, a set of programs that allow linguists to work with language data. It includes "30-day default retention of untouched data" and "5-year default retention of metadata."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The New Voice Processing Tools are Here!<br>FROM: <br>Technology Servies (S212)...

NSA Cops In Baghdad

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-08
Four members of the NSA Police Emergency Response Team received a SID Deployment Coin for their 60-day deployment to Baghdad, where they protected NSA staff on the ground and arranged for a long-term contractor team to take over security duties upon their return.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) NSA Cops In Baghdad<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 10/0...

What's Happening with Metadata

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-13
A description of SID's Metadata Strategy and the plan to implement it.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) What's Happening with Metadata<br>FROM: <br>Implementation Lead, SID COMINT Met...

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-13
After a disappointing experience meeting with a CIA rep at a career fair, a college student who studies math and computer science spent his summer interning at the NSA, which he found "exciting and enriching."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) How I Spent My Summer Vacation<br>FROM: <br>DSP Intern<br>Run Date: 08/13/2004<...

Making It Easy (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-02
(Repost) How to make SIDtoday your home page in Netscape and Explorer.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Making It Easy (repost)<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: ...

What Happened to the United States Customs Service? (part 1)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-18
The author explains the transition of the former U.S. Customs Service into the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement within the new Department of Homeland Security.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) What Happened to the United States Customs Service? (part 1)<br>FROM:<br>NSA Re...

Last Call: Tell Us Your Unusual Job Experience!

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-02
It's the last chance for staffers to submit their unconventional pre-NSA jobs for the Labor Day SIDtoday post.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Last Call: Tell Us Your Unusual Job Experience!<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<...

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