Title: Interagency SARS Conference– May 20th

Release Date: 2016-05-16

Document Date: 2003-07-05

Description: This post from internal NSA newsletter SIDToday dated 5 July 2003 describes how the agency utilised medical SIGINT to gain insights into the impact of China’s SARS outbreak that year, including details of the partner agencies NSA collaborated with: see the Intercept article How the U.S. Spies on Medical Nonprofits and Health Defenses Worldwide, 10 […]

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(U//FOUO) Interagency SARS Conference-- May 20th
FROM: the SIGINT Communications Team
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Run Date: 05/07/2003

(U//FOUO) The NSA's Office of China and Korea will be sponsoring an inter-agency forum on
SARS:
Inter-Agency SARS Conference
R&E; Symposium Center
20 May 1300-1730
(U//FOUO) This meeting will address the political, economic, and social impact of SARS. The
goal of the meeting will be to examine the SARS issue comprehensively by bringing together
analysts from across the Intelligence Community. Representatives from DIA, AFMIC, CIA, INR,
and FBIS, as well as NSA's Second Party partners, have committed to participating in the
conference.
(U//FOUO) Specific topics to be covered in the course of the seminar include: an epidemiological
analysis of SARS, the effect of the epidemic on the state security apparatus, the impact of SARS
on PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) readiness, the coverage of SARS in the PRC media, as well as
the general political and economic impacts of the disease.
(U//FOUO) This important community event is open to anyone who wishes to participate, at the
time and place noted above.
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"(U//FOUO) SIDtoday articles may not be republished or reposted outside NSANet
without the consent of S0121 (DL sid comms)."

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

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