Title: NSA Washington Mission

Release Date: 2014-05-13

Document Date: 2006-01-01

Description: This excerpt from a 2006 NSA memo written by the global resources manager of the International Security Issues (ISI) mission underlines the importance of data on energy resources, production and international investment to the agency: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.

Document: ´╗┐Page 138

(U) NSA Washington Mission
(U) Regional

(TS//SI) ISI is responsible for 13 individual nation states in three continents. One
significant tie that binds all these countries together is their importance to U.S.
economic, trade, and defense concerns. The Western Europe and Strategic
Partnerships division primarily focuses on foreign policy and trade activities of
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, as well as Brazil, Japan and Mexico

(TS//SI) The Energy and Resource branch provides unique intelligence on
worldwide energy production and development in key countries that affect the
world economy. Targets of current emphasis areand the^H

Reporting has included the monitoring of
international investment in the energy sectors of target countries, electrical and
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SC AD A) upgrades, and computer
aided designs of projected energy projects.

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