Title: SID TDY to USSOUTHCOM -- Focus on Haiti

Release Date: 2016-12-07

Document Date: 2004-04-09

Description: How NSA intelligence supported 2,000 U.S. personnel and a multinational force in a U.N.-authorized, 90-day mission to stabilize Haiti after President Aristide's departure.

Document: DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS
TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL

(S//SI) SID TDY to USSOUTHCOM -- Focus on Haiti
FROM:
SOUTHCOM Account Manager (S112)
Run Date: 04/09/2004
FROM:
SOUTHCOM Account Manager (S112)
(S//SI) On 12 March 2004,
SID's Deputy Director for Customer Relationships
(DDCR), led a SID TDY to the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) to inform them about
SIGINT support for the Haiti crisis, and discuss their top concerns. The TDY was successful on
both counts and is just the beginning of significantly ramped up SIGINT attention for Haiti,
especially now with thousands of U.S. and multinational interim forces (MIF-H) in country.
(S//SI) In addition to the DDCR, the team included the Deputy Chief Customer Gateway, Latin
America and Caribbean Issue Managers, Regional Targets staff, Marine Corps Liaison Officer,
Requirements Analysis Center personnel, and the SID USSOUTHCOM Account Manager. MRSOC's
Executive Director was also present.
(S//SI) As USSOUTHCOM continues to evolve its mission and plans for Operation SECURE
TOMORROW in Haiti, senior personnel listed for us several priorities :
need for SIGINT support for tactical operations
illegal armed groups' planning, organizing, and directing attacks against MIF-H
sources of funding for these groups
identification of Haitians who are "good, bad, unknown" actors for follow-on action
former president Aristide's involvement in Haitian affairs
The Requirements Analysis Center (RAC, S16) determined that the results of this Needs
Assessment are already covered in the current USSOUTHCOM Information Needs; however, this
list will help focus the SIGINT system on what matters most now. We asked USSOUTHCOM to
regularly send us Key Reads.
(TS//SI) The USSOUTHCOM J2 gave high praise to strategic-level SIGINT reporting to date. He
then stressed his immediate need for tactical level reporting to support the troops on the
ground. Our team described actions already taken , including:
deploying a NIST
partnering with the Canadians on collection, analysis and reporting
redirecting an MRSOC analyst to CSG SOUTHCOM
clearing the way for tactical SECRET level linguists to work traffic,
performing call chaining analysis on High Powered Cordless Phones,
enhancing our linguistic pool
issuing reporting guidance on product release to MIF-H
The J2 remains engaged and interested in the progress on all of these fronts. While there, we
also attended the first USSOUTHCOM-hosted Intelligence Community-wide VTC on Haiti currently being held twice per week.
(S//SI) NSA is committed to SIGINT support for SECURE TOMORROW. We will achieve success
through continued dialogue to understand our customers' prioritized needs, being transparent
with them about our capabilities, plans, and limitations, and quickly taking action that will result
in USSOUTHCOM's desired end results.
(S//SI) USSOUTHCOM's Crisis Page for Haiti can be found on Intelink.

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

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