Title: SIGINT Directors Set Strategic Direction for 5-Eyes SIGINT Enterprise

Release Date: 2016-08-10

Document Date: 2003-08-05

Description: Describes a two-day planning session between SIGINT directors of Five Eyes spy agencies.

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(U) SIGINT Directors Set Strategic Direction for 5-Eyes SIGINT
Enterprise
FROM: SIGINT Communications
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Run Date: 08/05/2003
(U) At a first-ever two-day strategic planning session held earlier
SERIES:
this year, the SIGINT Directors of NSA, GCHQ (United Kingdom),
(U//FOUO) Second Party
CSE (Canada), DSD (Australia), and GCSB (New Zealand) agreed
SIGINT Cooperation
to a 5-Eyes** SIGINT Partnership Business Vision, a statement of
principles for the 5-Eyes SIGINT Enterprise, and strategic goals
and performance measures designed to position the Partnership to
1. SIGINT Directors Set
better address the threats of today's world and to meet the
Strategic Direction
challenges of tomorrow.
for 5-Eyes SIGINT
Enterprise
(U//FOUO) The principles and goals (see HERE ) span all the
2. Communications
functional areas of the Enterprise and envision a working
Security
relationship beyond interoperability - a truly interactive,
Establishment (CSE)
cooperative SIGINT system which better serves the need of all
- Our Good Neighbor
while still respecting individual national needs and sovereignty.
to the North
3. JESI: Don't Lose
(S) The SIGINT Directors presented the results of their work to the
That Number!
Directors of the five Agencies in the margins of the recent
4. How SIGINT's Done
PALLISER Heads of Service Conference in Canada. The Agency
Down Under!
Directors accepted the Business Vision in principle, and the SIGINT
5. SIGINT Directors to
Directors took away actions to pursue implementation of the
Collaborate Virtually
business vision, working through the Joint Executive for SIGINT
6. SID 's Antipodal
Interoperability (JESI). (Note: watch for a coming SIDtoday article
Colleagues
about JESI.)
7. TICKETWINDOW:
Second Party
(U//FOUO) **The term "5-Eyes" is shorthand for the U.S. and its
Collection Sharing
four Second Party partners. It derives from the
8. The Kiwi Connection
"US/UK/CAN/AUS/NZ EYES ONLY" caveat that limits the
- Fellowship of the
distribution of SIGINT reports to the listed Second Party countries.
Ring?

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

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