Title: Apportionment of Strategic Efforts -- Our Plan of Attack

Release Date: 2018-03-01

Document Date: 2006-02-15

Description: U.S. Signals Intelligence System resources are allocated in the following areas: 35 percent are dedicated to the global war on terrorism; 35 percent are dedicated to China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia; 20 percent go to remaining strategic focus areas; and 10 percent are set aside for development in data acquisition, signals development, or analysis and production.

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(U//FOUO) Apportionment of Strategic Efforts -- Our Plan of Attack
FROM: SIGINT Communications
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Run Date: 02/15/2006

(U//FOUO) Now that we've described how NSA's missions are
SERIES:
selected... and we've let you know that the process to monitor
(U) Governance Topic-oftheir success is in place... we're ready to introduce the next step in
the-Day
the Governance framework. That step - Mission Apportionment
- is the process whereby the U.S. SIGINT System (USSS) decides
where it will concentrate its efforts.
1. Bringing Governance
to the USSS
(U//FOUO) Mission Apportionment, also called the Apportionment
2. Inquiring Minds ...
Decision, refers to the grouping of focus areas according to the
What Does
percentage of USSS resources that have been dedicated to them.
Governance Mean?
Apportionment is discussed during the monthly Mission
3. Mission Discernment
Discernment process (Governance Responsibility #1). As a result,
- What's Tops on Our
changes in the make-up of each group, or bin, may occur as
List?
missions dictate. However, because these changes are strategic,
4. Mission Assessment they may not impact the workforce immediately.
Rating Our
Performance
(S//SI) The following reflects the percentage of USSS resources
5. Apportionment of
currently dedicated to the corresponding focus areas (see slide 8 in
Strategic Efforts -the Gearing Up For Governance briefing):
Our Plan of Attack
6.
Assigning USSS
Bin 1 : 35% of USSS resources are dedicated to the
Resources
Global War on Terrorism -- including Counterterrorism,
Homeland Security and aspects of Countering Proliferation,
Crime and Narcotics, Information Operations, and other
missions.
Bin 2 : 35% of USSS resources cover four enduring
targets : China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia.
Bin 3 : 20% of USSS resources are aimed toward
optimizing efforts in the remaining strategic focus areas
, while maintaining awareness of -- and surge capabilities
against -- other targets.
Bin 4 : 10% of USSS resources are set aside for
development in the areas of Data Acquisition, Signals
Development, or Analysis and Production. This bin affords
Site Commanders and Cryptologic Center Chiefs the
opportunity to operate outside their usual parameters, using
their special skill sets to develop other target areas or
provide local support to the Combatant Commander.
(U//FOUO) Watch this space for more on Governance!

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DERIVED FROM: NSA/CSSM 1-52, DATED 08 JAN 2007 DECLASSIFY ON: 20320108

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