Title: 2003 CSE/NSA SIGINT Bilateral

Release Date: 2016-08-10

Document Date: 2003-11-12

Description: Canada’s Communications Security Establishment hosted an annual SIGINT bilateral, including discussions on support to military operations in Afghanistan, homeland security issues, and counterterrorism in Southeast Asia.

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(U//FOUO) 2003 CSE/NSA SIGINT Bilateral
FROM:
Deputy SUSLO in Ottawa
Run Date: 11/12/2003

(U//FOUO) On 6 and 7 October, CSE hosted NSA SIGINT Seniors at the 2003 CSE/NSA SIGINT
Bilateral, held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel in downtown Ottawa. Since NSA and CSE
share responsibility for helping defend North America, the theme of the discussions centered
around ways to enhance cooperation, collaboration and understanding of the needs of our
respective nations.
(TS//SI) The participants then spent an intense two days having in-depth discussions and
producing tangible outcomes/actions on the following key issues:
Analytic Collaboration - Work on a prototype target for 6 months and submit a report on
lessons learned. This initiative will test our ability to collaborate in several areas, including
Information Needs, metadata, target templating (using the Analytic Knowledge Base), access,
and the development of social networks.
Southeast Asia Counterterrorism and IWS - Implement a 5-Eyes commitment to have SE Asia
CT analysts up and running on shared information workspace .
Support to Military Ops - Canada, which is preparing to have significant military presence in
Afghanistan, will host an Afghan "rock drill" ; CSE/CFIOG to attend an upcoming Iraq "rock drill"
to prepare.
Homeland Security - Convene meeting of IAD/SID representatives from both agencies to
discuss next steps on cyber protect; share customs-related Intelligence Needs, and collaborate
on other Homeland Security issues.
Layered Zone Model - Work with JESI to consider the Layered Zone Model as its baseline
SIGINT model.

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