Title: NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement

Release Date: 2017-04-24

Document Date: 2004-11-08

Description: NSA hosted a conference on cryptanalytic support to law enforcement for partners from all Five Eyes countries, including representatives from general counsel, policy, cryptanalytic offices, and representatives of FBI, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the UK's National Technical Assistance Center.

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(C) NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement
FROM:
Exploitation Operations, Policy and Actions (S31091)
Run Date: 11/08/2004

(C) Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Services (CES) hosted a Cryptanalytic Support to Law
Enforcement Conference at NSAW from 27-30 September. This conference has the distinction of
being the first time that all five SIGINT partners met to discuss cryptanalytic support to
our law enforcement partners . In attendance were representatives from the general
counsel, policy, and cryptanalytic offices of CSE, DSD, GCHQ, GCSB, and NSA*. Law
Enforcement representation included the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Royal Canadian
Mounted Police (RCMP), and the UK's National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC). The shared
goal of the conference participants was to develop a true understanding of the needs of our LEA
and SIGINT partners.
(U//FOUO) The first two days involved briefings and discussions focused on legal guidelines and
authorities, law enforcement needs, and SIGINT partners' procedures for accepting and fulfilling
requests for technical assistance. The rest of the conference focused on discussions highlighting
equity-sharing concerns between the SIGINT partners and our LEA partners. While it was clear
that the SIGINT partners were interested in supporting our LEA partners, protecting our SIGINT
equities was an extremely important issue and discussions on how to protect those equities
followed. Through these open and frank discussions, it was very apparent that all partners go to
great lengths to protect our very important and most sensitive assets.
(C) As a result of the conference, the attendees agreed upon a mutual set of Guiding Principles
to shape and facilitate our relationship with the Law Enforcement Community. Ultimately, all
participants left the conference with a greater appreciation for each others commitment to
supporting law enforcement, confidence in our procedures to protect each others equities, and a
better understanding as to how the laws of each country works in that protection.
(U) Notes:
*CSE, DSD, GCHQ, and GCSB are the SIGINT agencies for Canada, Australia, the UK and New
Zealand, respectively.

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