Title: Continued effort against the South Pacific region

Release Date: 2015-03-05

Document Date: 2009-06-06

Description: This extract from the NSA’s minutes of a June 2009 meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, where a GCSB officer was present: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 May 2015.

Document: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL10 USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL

Continued effort against the South Pacific region - GCSB s access development
activities will be focused on the South Pacific region and entail close partnering and
engagement with DSD, NZSIS and AS1S. This is seen as a continuing high priority iwssuc
given the increasing rollout of cable in the South Pacific region

Auditing issue —indicated that 20% of GCSB’s analytic workforce does not have
accounts or access to key NSA databases. This is a particularly significant issue for
GCSB as they provide NSA with NZL data which they have traditionally accessed via
NSA tool/database interfaces (ie. GCSB analysts are unable to query or access NZL
data). GCSB are also working to gain connectivity to DSD XKEYSCORE (as a first step
towards connecting to other 2P XKs)


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