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Seminar on Changes Affecting Intelligence Analysis at NSA

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-11
The NSA Office of Strategic Intelligence Issues will host a discussion of changes in the structure of the intelligence community, how the NSA is responding to those changes, and how the role of the NSA intelligence analyst is developing.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Seminar on Changes Affecting Intelligence Analysis at NSA FROM: Strategic Intelligence Is...

Track Progress Towards SID's CFC Goal

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-05
Signals Intelligence Directorate donations to the Combined Federal Campaign toward the $750,000 goal will be tracked on the SIDtoday homepage.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Track Progress Towards SID's CFC Goal FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 10/05...

New PLUS Version - Coming Soon

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-20
An updated version of the software that maintains the signals intelligence production information management system will be available soon, with new features. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) New PLUS Version - Coming Soon FROM: the PLUS Team (S111, K921) Unknown Run Date: 09/20/2...

Virtual Mentor: Too Late to Try Something New?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-16
The Virtual Mentor columnist encourages a staffer near retirement to experience new things and take on a new job. The columnist relates a story: Two men in an NSA elevator greeted each other. “What are you doing these days?” one asked. “Oh, I’m coasting ... Just 10 years to go to retirement!” the other said.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Virtual Mentor: Too Late to Try Something New? FROM: the Virtual Mentor Unknown Run Date:...

The How's and Why's of Submitting a SIDtoday Article

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-15
Anyone can submit a SIDtoday article, which is more narrowly focused toward signals intelligence collectors than NSA Daily, another regular agency publication, and which takes a “populist” approach, rather than serving as the mouthpiece for management. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) The How's and Why's of Submitting a SID today Article FROM: the editor Unknown Run Date: ...

SINIO Summer Seminar Intelligence in the Wake of the Iraq WMD NIE

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-14
The senior intelligence officer for weapons of mass destruction proliferation will speak at a brown bag seminar on the topic: “If the Intelligence Community was so wrong about Iraq, how can the IC’s WMD assessments on North Korea and Iran be trusted?”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Intelligence in the Wake of the Iraq WMD NIE FROM: Marilyn Mai...

Now Available: Updated Guidance on SIGINT Capabilities Development

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-13
An updated version of the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s policy on developing signals intelligence capabilities is now available on the NSA intranet.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Now Available: Updated Guidance on SIGINT Capabilities Development FROM: Deputy Staff Chi...

From the SID Mailbag: When To Mark Things 'COMINT'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-09
The COMINT (Communications Intelligence) classification marking, along with Special Intelligence, often refers to information derived from foreign communications. However, the marking can also be used for “SIGINT equities that support the production of Communications Intelligence.” For example, secret information-sharing arrangements with foreign governments are classified SI, because these relationships lead to the acquisition of foreign communications. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) From the SID Mailbag: When To Mark Things 'COMINT' FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Ru...

Seminar on 'Perception Management'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-06
The Signals Intelligence Directorate will hold a seminar about “the art of manipulating an adversary’s understanding of their environment” and how information gleaned from signals intelligence can be vital in learning and, potentially, shaping an enemy’s point of view. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Seminar on 'Perception Management' FROM: SINIO for Information Operations (S17) Run Date:...

Mark Your Calendar: Seminar on Defending the Global Information Grid

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-01
An upcoming seminar will review how “hackers around the world on a constant basis” threaten the Defense Department’s Global Information Grid computer network.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Mark Your Calendar: Seminar on Defending the Global Information Grid FROM: SINIO f...

Letter to the Editor: The Collection Discipline is Essential

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-31
A reader agrees that the signals collection discipline needs to be moved forward along with analysis in the signals intelligence process. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Letter to the Editor: The Collection Discipline is Essential FROM: the SIDtoday Editor Un...

Making National-to-Tactical Integration a Reality in Iraq

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-10
NSA Cryptologic Support Team members deployed to Iraq have provided Army signals intelligence units with access to collections and analytic tools not previously available at the tactical level. In 2005, signals intelligence support in Iraq has helped to capture and interrogate insurgents and win victories on the battlefield.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Making National-to-Tactical Integration a Reality in Iraq FROM: S2E22 IED Working G...

The Saudi Assassination Plot -- How It Was Thwarted

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-09
A plot by Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to assassinate the Saudi Crown Prince was revealed by an alleged terrorist during interrogation and corroborated using signals intelligence. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) The Saudi Assassination Plot -- How It Was Thwarted FROM: Deputy Chief, Customer Account ...

Brown Bag Session: Overview of Global Network Development Activity

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-09
Global Network Development Activity is a place to experiment on techniques and automation for developing signals intelligence. One of the topics to be discussed in the brown bag is closing the gap for cable accesses, i.e. collecting signals intelligence from fiber optic cables. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Brown Bag Session: Overview of Global Network Development Activity FROM: SIGDEV, St...

SID Mission Interface for Human Resources Named

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-04
A human resources staffer has been appointed.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SID Mission Interface for Human Resources Named FROM: Dr. Leonard T. Reinsfelder SI...

Sidney Award Presented for 'Christmas in Iraq'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-29
The annual prize for the SIDtoday article with the most positive comments was awarded for a personal perspective on deployment to Iraq. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Sidney Award Presented for 'Christmas in Iraq' FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Da...

Invitation to the Language Keystone Award Ceremony

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-29
There will be a ceremony for winners of the Language Keystone Award. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Invitation to the Language Keystone Award Ceremony FROM: Office of the NSA/CSS Senior Lan...

GSM Temporary Selectors - Breakthroughs in Automated Identification

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-27
It has always frustrated analysts when GSM cellular networks implement Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identities, which obscure a code, known as IMSI, that uniquely and persistently identifies the cellphone. The "ASSOCIATION" program has solved this problem by mapping TMSI to IMSI.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) GSM Temporary Selectors - Breakthroughs in Automated Identification FROM: Target An...

The Collection Strategies and Requirements Center (CSRC) Realigns

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-26
The Collection Strategies and Requirements Center has realigned functions and personnel to better serve as the “front door” for data acquisition throughout the NSA and with external partners. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) The Collection Strategies and Requirements Center (CSRC) Realigns FROM: Data Acquis...

COMINT Collection System Installed on Finnish Aircraft

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-21
An airborne communications intelligence collection system was provided to Finland through an NSA "accommodation buy" involving systems from Northrop Grumman and British Aerospace engineering. The system was installed on a Finnish spy plane; a test flight with NSA representatives came within 12 miles of the Russian border.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) COMINT Collection System Installed on Finnish Aircraft FROM: (S//SI) Country Desk Off...

Birth of the Cryptologic Support Teams

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-19
In March 2004, the Army visited the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade requesting more signals intelligence capability in the field. Previously, the NSA had provided support at the unit or headquarter level, but the Army requested unit-level deployments. After much internal debate about training and resources required, the NSA began deploying an additional 25 staff to Iraq every six months as "Cryptologic Support Teams." The Army credits the NSA with "countless mission successes."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Birth of the Cryptologic Support Teams FROM: John E. Hill Future Operations Branch,...

DNI Transition: NSA's Executive Support Staff Stands Up

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-18
The NSA has pulled together a new team to work on drafting original articles to contribute to intelligence community publications distributed to the executive branch, particularly the president's daily brief. An NSA staffer has officially joined the president’s analytic support staff — the first NSA employee to have such a high-level role — and there are additional open positions on this team.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) DNI Transition: NSA's Executive Support Staff Stands Up FROM: Marilyn Maines Deputy...

DHS Reports Now Available in Anchory Database

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-12
A new separate database provides Signals Intelligence Directorate personnel access to Homeland Security documents from the department's Office of Information Analysis, including information from Customs and Border Protection.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) DHS Reports Now Available in Anchory Database FROM: Account Manager for DHS (S112) ...

NSA's New Information Sharing Policy: How It Affects the Dissemination of SIGINT

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-30
A new policy allows for more rapid sharing of signals intelligence with other branches of government and allies, as long as agents comply with the appropriate regulations. Open sharing represents a “major cultural shift” for the NSA, and as the agency drafts new policies, analysts must judge whether information they find is both eligible and appropriate for sharing. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) NSA's New Information Sharing Policy: How It Affects the Dissemination of SIGINT FR...

How Does Your Target Use the Internet? A New Tool Can Help You Find Out

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-29
A new tool combines open-source and commercial data with signals intelligence to track how targets access the internet. Possible uses include tracking target movement and steering collection “towards links with higher intelligence potential.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) How Does Your Target Use the Internet? A New Tool Can Help You Find Out FROM: NSA/CSS...

This Could Be the Start of a Beautiful Friendship....

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-26
The senior leadership team of the Czech External Intelligence Service visited the NSA to solidify the agencies’ relationship. The Czechs provided the NSA with signals intelligence on Russian counterintelligence targets. UZSI is expected to become a formal third-party partner in the near future.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) This Could Be the Start of a Beautiful Friendship.... FROM: FAD's Central/Eastern Europe...

Planning for Tomorrow's Overhead SIGINT Systems

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-25
The NSA is leading the effort to define capabilities for the forthcoming Next Generation Overhead SIGINT system, which will shape satellite acquisitions and ground-processing capabilities from 2012 through 2030. “To get to NGOS, we need to build a community consensus about what is buildable, affordable, and desirable.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Planning for Tomorrow's Overhead SIGINT Systems FROM: Spaceborne Planning (S3331) Run Da...

Collage: 'Shift Work'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-23
A Signals Intelligence Directorate employee created a collage from weather images depicting an NSA courtyard at all hours of the day. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Collage: 'Shift Work' FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 08/23/2005 (U//FOUO)...

Managing Signal Surveys

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-22
Description of the Collection Strategies and Requirement Center’s new Signal Survey Management portfolio, a central website that aims to be “the focal point for all signal surveys supporting the Intelligence Community.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Managing Signal Surveys FROM: Collection Strategies and Requirements Center (S3C) ...

Brown Bag Session on GNDA Is Rescheduled

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-19
A top-secret session outlining gaps in cable access programs has been rescheduled. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Brown Bag Session on GNDA Is Rescheduled FROM: SIGDEV - Strategy and Governance (SS...

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