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Write Right: Too Much Redundancy is Redundant (repost)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-28
Repost: In the introduction to the 2005 “Write Right” column, the author quotes comedian George Carlin to explain how redundancy in word use is redundant.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Write Right: Too Much Redundancy is Redundant (repost) FROM: of the Reporting Board (S12A...

Next Week: SID today's '2005 Highlights'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-23
SIDtoday will republish the highlights of 2005 in the last week of the year.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Next Week: SID today's '2005 Highlights' FROM: the editor Unknown Run Date: 12/23/2005 ...

Mission Assessment - Rating Our Performance

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-22
Issue Management Teams will have the responsibility of assessing the agency’s performance for mission success, basically a self-evaluation on a four-level scale, that will be color-coded on mission performance charts. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Mission Assessment - Rating Our Performance FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date:...

Unusual Opportunities Await Language Cross-Trainees and Interns

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-27
An NSA Pashto linguist describes her rotation cross-training with the Human Language Technologies group, helping to develop cutting-edge language tools, including speech-to-text project "OVENCAPTIVE." Similar rotation opportunities are available to language interns. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Unusual Opportunities Await Language Cross-Trainees and Interns FROM: Language Cross-...

Joining S3: An Interview with Rick Ledgett

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-23
The new assistant deputy director for data acquisition answers questions about his career, his recent tour at Pacific Command, and plans for his management role. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Joining S3: An Interview with Rick Ledgett FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run ...

Pre-Pub Sharing of SIGINT: An Everyday Event

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-21
Signals intelligence analysts do not have to write a formal report to share data within the NSA or with other intelligence agencies, as long as it is properly minimized and follows Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act guidelines. Collaborating can lead to a fuller, better-contextualized report. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Pre-Pub Sharing of SIGINT: An Everyday Event FROM: Analysis & Production Operations...

SID Articulates Its Language Training Policy

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-21
A new Signals Intelligence Directorate management directive sets out training requirements for language analysts to maintain and upgrade their skills, to include 160 hours of training over a two-year period.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SID Articulates Its Language Training Policy FROM: Deputy Chief, SIGINT Policy (S02L1) Ru...

SINIO Summer Seminar Can the AU Succeed Where the OAU Failed?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-21
A seminar will look at what the African Union has achieved in the three years since it replaced the Organization of African Unity, as well as its current work.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Can the AU Succeed Where the OAU Failed? FROM: Marilyn Maines ...

Cryptologic Language Readiness and Mandatory Language Training

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-20
The NSA is falling short of its goal that all language analysts take a four-to-eight-week language training course; only 30 percent have met the requirement and only 30 percent have taken any language training. Signals Intelligence Director Richard Quirk is mandating that all individuals who have not taken these courses do so.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Cryptologic Language Readiness and Mandatory Language Training FROM: MG Richard J. ...

Two Perspectives on the Presidential Visit to Denmark

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-19
President George W. Bush visited Copenhagen on his way to the G8 summit, but the SIGINT Liaison Officer did not have the opportunity to see him, except in helicopters overhead. Danish signals intelligence partners were said to be “thrilled with the visit.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Two Perspectives on the Presidential Visit to Denmark FROM: the Foreign Affairs Digest Un...

Register for NGA Africa Day

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-16
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Africa Day will take place at NGA Headquarters to “promote issue awareness and collaboration within the Intelligence Community on a full spectrum of Africa issues, as well as to build robust analysis networks and to serve the IC partners and military customers.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Register for NGA Africa Day FROM: SID Representative to NGA (F1X) Run Date: 09/16/2...

What's Happening in Data Acquisition (S3)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-09
The Data Acquisition Directorate moved its offices and has new leadership. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) What's Happening in Data Acquisition (S3) FROM: Marjorie Forbes Data Acquisition Chief of...

What's a Military Cryptologic Advisor?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-08
The outgoing special assistant for military affairs describes his position liaising between the Signals Intelligence Directorate and military cryptologic units. One of his proudest achievements was convincing the military of the importance of retaining military personnel in SID, rather than reassigning all such office work to civilians.  
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) What's a Military Cryptologic Advisor? FROM: CW5 Wallace S. Price, USA Military Cryptolog...

The Next Frontier for Information Sharing

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-08
NSA analysts are recently able to share more unpublished signals intelligence with the Joint Intelligence Task Force-Combating Terrorism, but “receiving analysts do not always completely understand the sensitivity of the shared details or how to determine with whom they can share the information they received.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) The Next Frontier for Information Sharing FROM: NSA Representative to the JITF-CT (...

Acronyms Anonymous

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-14
A recently hired technical writer, tongue in cheek, describes complicated acronyms and the NSA writing style as “language barriers.” She also reveals how she often gets lost in NSA parking lots.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Acronyms Anonymous FROM: Deputy Chief of Staff for Data Acquisition (S3) Run Date: 11/14/...

Brown Bag Session on the Network Knowledge Base

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-09
Announcement of a discussion and demonstration of new tools under development to provide network analysis data and services for analysts. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Brown Bag Session on the Network Knowledge Base FROM: SIGDEV - Strategy and Governa...

Getting a Complete Picture of Our SIGINT Clients

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-31
The Signals Intelligence Directorate has begun a reassessment of its customer relations management in order to ensure its clients’ needs are being communicated, understood, and addressed. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Getting a Complete Picture of Our SIGINT Clients FROM: Program Manager CRMi (S11) ...

Hiring: Let's All Help Scout Out the Best Talent to Work in SID

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-26
Signals Intelligence Deputy Director Charlie Meals asks every staffer to help identify and hire people for thousands of civilian jobs at the NSA. Referrals that result in the hire of a new language analyst will be rewarded with $1,000.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Hiring: Let's All Help Scout Out the Best Talent to Work in SID FROM: Charlie Meals SIGIN...

CT Mission Management Center Countdown

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-24
A new centralized office space for the counterterrorism teams will open, and the counterterrorism teams’ leadership has been restructured. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) CT Mission Management Center Countdown FROM: Chief of Staff, CT Mission Management...

Questions About Deploying? Here Are Some Answers

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-18
Q&A about deployments to the Middle East enumerates NSA group locations throughout the Middle East and includes interesting facts about staffers’ requirements for assignments. All persons are required to become qualified on the M-9 pistol and the M-16 or M-4 rifle in a four-day training course, and carry anti-radiation medication. The pre-deployment culture training is a 3 1/2-hour course.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Questions About Deploying? Here Are Some Answers FROM: the Expeditionary Group/ National ...

How SIGINT Helped Liberate an American Hostage in Iraq

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-14
A cryptologic support team identified mobile phone handsets involved in kidnappings in Iraq, which allowed special forces to capture and interrogate individuals with information regarding the hostage Roy Hallums, leading to his rescue. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) How SIGINT Helped Liberate an American Hostage in Iraq FROM: the Iraq Issue Manager Team ...

Expeditionary SIGINT Town Meeting

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-13
Signals Intelligence Director Richard Quirk will convene a town hall meeting to recruit NSA staff to serve in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. His directorate will deploy more than 300 people to crisis areas this year in support of the global war on terrorism.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Expeditionary SIGINT Town Meeting FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA SIGINT Director Run D...

Updated NSA Policy on Electromagnetic Spectrum Management

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-13
Notice that the NSA’s policy on worldwide electromagnetic spectrum management has been updated.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Updated NSA Policy on Electromagnetic Spectrum Management FROM: Chief, Spectrum As...

Brown Bag: Persona Session Collection

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-13
Credit will be earned for attending a top-secret discussion of strategies and tools for discovery and collection of the communications of important targets. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Brown Bag: Persona Session Collection FROM: SIGINT Development Strategy and Governanc...

SINIO Summer Seminar Strategic Issues in Latin America

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-12
A seminar will address trends in Latin American politics, including the rise of populist leaders and heightened Chinese influence in South America. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Strategic Issues in Latin America FROM: Marilyn Maines Deputy ...

At Your Service: Employee HR Direct Access Tool

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-11
Staffers may need to update their web browsers in order to access the agency human resources database. It will not work with Netscape 4.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) At Your Service: Employee HR Direct Access Tool FROM: Human Resource Service Center for S...

A&P; Holding Worldwide Town Meeting Tomorrow

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-04
Analysis & Production will host its first global town meeting, with participation of all the cryptologic centers worldwide. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) A&P Holding Worldwide Town Meeting Tomorrow FROM: Analysis & Production Communicati...

Letters to the Editor: A Look Back at 9/11

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-19
SIDtoday readers remember September 11, 2001.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Letters to the Editor : A Look Back at 9/11 FROM: the editor Unknown Run Date: 12/19/2005...

Letter to the Editor: The Leadership Center's Work With the 'Network of Networks' and SNA

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-16
A letter to the editor about how employees of Organizational Development Services are fully on board with the signals intelligence director’s vision of transforming the NSA from a strict hierarchy into a “network of networks.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Letter to the Editor : The Leadership Center's Work With the 'Network of Networks' ...

SID's Policy on Operation SIGINT Access is Rescinded

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-15
Announcement that the Signal Intelligence Directorate’s 2002 policy on Operation SIGINT Access was rescinded because a new policy makes it superfluous.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SID's Policy on Operation SIGINT Access is Rescinded FROM: Deputy Chief, SIGINT Po...

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