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Assisting in the Hunt for al-Qa'ida Leadership

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2005-01-11
An intelligence analysis intern deployed to Afghanistan for 90 days working as a geospatial metadata analyst at Bagram Airfield.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Assisting in the Hunt for al-Qa'ida Leadership<br>FROM:<br>Intelligence Analysi...

Finding the Achilles' Heel

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-24
The Joint Warfare Analysis Center, subordinate to the Joint Forces Command, provides analytical solutions, technical analysis, and precision targeting. It maintains extensive libraries of airborne imagery.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Finding the Achilles' Heel<br>FROM:<br>NSA Representative to JWAC (S112)<br>Run...

CIA's Directorates ... Understanding More About Them

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-06
The CIA has three main directorates: the Directorate of Intelligence, the Directorate of Operations, and the Directorate of Science & Technology. These subsections overlap with work that the NSA/SID does while differing in some key respects, leading both to productive collaborations and "turf wars."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) CIA's Directorates ... Understanding More About Them<br>FROM: <br>Customer Acco...

DIA Changing its Approach to Analysis

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-27
The author summarizes Vice Adm. Jake Jacoby's plan for changes coming to the Defense Intelligence Agency. To address specific concerns, the plan groups intelligence efforts in three categories: master, measure, and monitor. The DIA is beginning with a "thorough review of the IC's collective knowledge on North Korean nuclear development."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) DIA Changing its Approach to Analysis<br>FROM: <br>NSA Representative to DIA's ...

More on SCOR

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-29
SID leadership met to create a new strategic plan for governance of the SIGINT system.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) More on SCOR<br>FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA<br>Signals Intelligence Direc...

The Coast Guard's 'Top 10' Intel Requirements

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-21
In a David Letterman-style Top 10 list, the U.S. Coast Guard's signals intelligence mission requirements are counted down.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The Coast Guard's 'Top 10' Intel Requirements<br>FROM:<br>USCG Account Ma...

S1 Town Meeting

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-27
The Customer Relationships Directorate announced its new mission and vision statements at a town meeting.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) S1 Town Meeting<br>FROM: <br>CRD Communications (S1)<br>Run Date: 07/27/2...

Ask Raul: Numeric Character Reference

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-23
(Repost) 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: Numeric Character Reference<br>FROM: 'Raul', a DNI Analyst<br>Unknown<...

The Reporting Board - What Is It?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-24
The SID Reporting Board is an advocate for best practices in the process of SIGINT reporting and issues that affect reporters, including the transition from manual to computerized reporting tools.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Reporting Board - What Is It?<br>FROM:<br>The Reporting Board (S12A)<br>Run...

Translators for Hire

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-29
The National Virtual Translation Center, created in 2003, is a clearinghouse for intelligence community interagency use of translators from government, military, academia, and the private sector. SID has a policy on how it will interact with the center.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Translators for Hire<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications (S02C)<br>Run Date: 09/29/2...

Final Chapter

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-23
The mission of Bad Aibling Station in Bavaria ended in April 2004, and there will be no trace left of NSA there by the end of September. In memory of the station, the author writes a list, with explanations, that that veterans of the station will understand. It’s titled "You know you are a BA veteran if..."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Final Chapter<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 07/23/2004...

Interview with... Jim Cusick, SID/Assistant Deputy Director for Data Acquisition (S3)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-05
A senior leader in Data Acquisition describes the highlights of his 32-year NSA career. The biggest change has been the current diversity of the workforce; the most memorable event was the fall of the Berlin Wall.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Interview with... Jim Cusick, SID/Assistant Deputy<br>Director for Data A...

SINIO Summer Seminar: China's Future Strategic Missile Force

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-22
Announcement of a seminar about the status and potential future capabilities of China's missile force.
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 Future Strategic Missile<br>Force<br>FROM: ...

The Transition of HIGHTIDE/SKYWRITER and SIGINT on Demand Help Functions to the ITSC: How's It Going?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-29
The technical support system for "SKYWRITER/HIGHTIDE and SIGINT On Demand" just went through an organizational change. The author explains how the change has affected users and gives tips for getting questions answered quicker.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The Transition of HIGHTIDE/SKYWRITER and SIGINT on<br>Demand Help Functi...

A Lesson in Sharing at the FBI (part 2)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-13
A SID intern on assignment to the FBI explains how education and infrastructure challenges affect collaboration between NSA and FBI.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) A Lesson in Sharing at the FBI (part 2)<br>FROM:<br>Intelligence Analysis Inter...

One Million and Counting...

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-22
NSA employees have donated $1 million to the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal government's workplace charity campaign, but NSA's goal is $1.6 million.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) One Million and Counting...<br>FROM: <br>CFC Keyworker for SID<br>Run Date: 11/...

Ask Raul: Damaged Data

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2005-01-18
Raul describes to Digital Network Intelligence analysts how to deal with damaged data. First, he recommends trying to understand how the intercepted data was damaged and fix the problem so it doesn't happen in the future. ("Remember, damage doesn't just happen, something causes it and it is definitely much better to prevent it than to try and fix it.") Then he goes through various techniques to discover where problems in damaged files are and how to attempt to repair them.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Ask Raul: Damaged Data<br>FROM: Raul<br>A DNI Analyst<br>Run Date: 01/18/2005<br...

It Takes Only a Little to Do a Lot

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-18
SID staffers are encouraged to contribute to charity via the Combined Federal Campaign.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) It Takes Only a Little to Do a Lot<br>FROM:<br>SID Keyworker for CFC<br>Run Dat...

SINIO Summer Seminar: A Look at Saudi Arabia's Challenges

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-16
A seminar will address several key issues facing Saudi Arabia: potential instability in the royal family, internal security threats, and domestic policy questions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SINIO Summer Seminar: A Look at Saudi Arabia's Challenges<br>FROM: Marilyn Main...

Letter to the Editor: SIGINT via Tablet PC?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-16
This is a letter from a reader, who is a liaison working in the London office, providing feedback about the previous "SIGINT via Tablet PC" article. He's excited about being able to present SIGINT on tablet PCs because "we will be able to better represent NSA as a technologically advanced Agency."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) Letter to the Editor : SIGINT via Tablet PC?<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>...

Write Right: Is That Adjective or Adverb Really Necessary?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-01
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>FROM:<br>of the ...

InSIDer's View of History: SIGINT Appearing in the Press (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-07
(Repost) The Reagan White House likely leaked a SIGINT report to the Washington Post about the Sandinistas purchasing a helicopter in an effort to convince Congress to fund the Contras, according to an NSA senior intelligence authority.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) InSIDer's View of History : SIGINT Appearing in the Press (repost)<br>FROM: Deb...

Denver Security Operations Center (DSOC) -- Full Sails, Calm Seas, and Moving Forward

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-10
Plans for the Denver Security Operations Center are solidifying with the transfer of four SIGINT missions to Denver and the appointment of a director. Plans are still underway for the center's infrastructure and the development of its workforce.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Denver Security Operations Center (DSOC) -- Full Sails, Calm<br>Seas, and Movin...

Brown Bag Presentation: Network Analysis Techniques

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-07
Announcing a top-secret presentation by a speaker from the Network Analysis Center. Analysts at the Advanced Network Development and Analysis Division within the center were "working to develop quicker and more efficient ways of 'hunting versus fishing' through network metadata," and this presentation "will provide an overview of the vision and philosophy behind the working prototype as well as a live demo."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Brown Bag Presentation: Network Analysis Techniques<br>FROM: <br>SIGINT D...

CRD Hosts Second Party Customer Relations Conference

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-19
The Customer Relations Directorate and the Customer Gateway hosted a Second Party Customer Relations Conference, where the Five Eyes partners worked on collaboration, information exchange, networking, and future planning.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) CRD Hosts Second Party Customer Relations Conference<br>FROM:<br>Customer...

Things You Should Know About Information Sharing

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-21
An introduction to information sharing: "the need to get every type of valuable information -- from whatever source -- to those who can use it."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Things You Should Know About Information Sharing<br>FROM: <br>Analysis &amp; Pr...

The Two Faces of SOD -- Time for a Name Change!

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-30
Previously, SIGINT-On-Demand was the name of both a tool used to produce reports and the reports themselves. Now, the Reporting Board has changed the tool's name to the Content Preparation Environment.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The Two Faces of SOD -- Time for a Name Change!<br>FROM: <br>Chief, Repor...

View from the NVTC Director's Seat

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-01
The director of the National Virtual Translation Center describes the work of the new agency and opportunities for retired and current NSA linguists to make some extra money there, virtually. The FBI is the center's executive agent and conducts background investigations of the employees.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) View from the NVTC Director's Seat<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br...

Adversaries: Denying and Deceiving?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-02
Training for Adversarial Denial and Deception Awareness is mandatory. There is an upcoming session.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Adversaries: Denying and Deceiving?<br>FROM:<br>SID Intelligence Security Issue...

Hover Hammer, the Steerable Airship

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-09
The National Tactical Integration Office has begun experimenting with an airship for potential use in SIGINT collection.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) Hover Hammer, the Steerable Airship<br>FROM: <br>National Tactical Integration ...

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