Title: Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW Analyst Conference

Release Date: 2018-03-01

Document Date: 2005-11-09

Description: The NSA held a conference for analysts from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia who work on intelligence relating to chemical and biological weapons.

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(C) Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW
Analyst Conference
FROM:
SIGINT National Intelligence Officer, Proliferation of WMD (S17)
Run Date: 11/09/2005
(C) NSA recently played host to chemical and biological warfare analysts from around the world
at a weeklong conference at Ft. Meade. It ranked among the largest gathering of CW and BW
experts anywhere and was the biggest such conference ever held at NSA.
(C) The "QWSSIC WP/5"** meeting, held from 24 to 28 October 2005, was a conference by
analysts for analysts. British, Canadian, Australian, and US SIGINT, HUMINT, and imagery
analysts presented over 100 briefings over the course of the week and engaged in countless side
discussions on a wide range of topics.
(C) The conference gave NSA analysts the opportunity to put faces to counterparts from around
the IC and the world, many of whom they had known only from emails and names at the bottom
of reports. Impromptu discussions, working lunches, and visits to the NSA workspaces were the
order of the day.
(C) The conference was deemed a huge success by all, and everyone's looking forward to the
next WP/5 meeting, slated for Australia in 2007 (if they can get the funding!).

(C) From left to right: NSA conference organize
(HOD)
, US HOD
, UK HOD

Australian head of delegation
, and Canadian HOD

**(C) Note: QWSSIC WP/5 = Quadripartite Weapons and Space Intelligence Committee,
Working Party 5

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

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