Title: Special US Liaison Activity Germany (SUSLAG) Classification Guide

Release Date: 2014-06-18

Document Date: 2005-02-16

Description: This NSA classification guide dated 16 February 2005 details the sensitivity of different aspects of the US-German signals intelligence partnership: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 3014.

Document: SECRET/ÆZOMlNT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, U BR, NZL//20291L22

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE

(S//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) Special U.S. Liaison
Activity Germany (S US LAG)/ Joint S1G1NT Activity (JSA)/ Defense
Communications Interoperability Group (DCIG), CLASSIFICATION GUIDE

Guide Number (10-03)

Effective Dale: 16 February 2005

REASON FOR CLASSIFICATION: 1.4 (c), (d)
DECLASSIFY ON: 20291123

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CLASSIFICATION GUIDE TITLE/NUMBER: (S//S1//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN,
DEU, GBR, NZL) Special U.S. Liaison Activity Germany (SUSLAG)'Joint S1GJNT
Activity (JSA)/ Defense Communications Jntempelability Group (DCJG), 10-03

PUBLICATION DATE: (U) 16 Febmaiy 2005

OFFICE OF ORIGIN: (U) Foreign Affaire Directorate, European Affairs Office
(DP12)

(U//FOUO)^^^^^^^^^^|

ORIGINAL CLASSIFICATION AUTHORITY: Principal

Director, Foreign Affairs

(S//SLVREL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) BND - Bundesnachrictendienst -
German Federal Intelligence Service. The fact that the BND has a SIGJN'T mission is
UNCLASSIFIED. The fact that the BND has a presence at Mangfall Kaserne and the fact
that the BND conducts SJGJN'T at Mangfall Kaserne are both classified.

(S//SL/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) DQG - Defense Communications
interoperability Group - DOG is a cover designator used to represent the SUSLAG
organization in UNCLASSIFIED fora. DCJG should not be used in UNCLASSJF1ED1ED
fora in association with NSA.

(S//SL/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) F1FTYEXCLA1M -
FJ FTYEXCLA1M is the covetterm representing NSA’s contract writh Computer Sciences
Corporation (CSC) for mission support. All publicly available information regarding
work on this contract at Mangfall Kaserne will be sanitized so that no association writh
NSA will be made. This will entail removal of references to Maty land Procurement
Office/MPO, NSA-r elated DODAJCs, NS A civilian /military affiliate names, NSA phone
numbers, etc. (This is not an all-inclusive list.)

(S/SL'/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) JSA - Joint SJGJNT Activity - JSA
is the joint NSA/BND organization that performs SIGJN'T collection at Mangfall
Kaserne. The title JSA should only be used in classified fora.

(S//S1 ,/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) SUSLAG - Special U.S. Liaison
Activity Germany - SUSLAG is the NSA organization al Mangfall Kaserne that
conducts foreign liaison writh the BND. JSA falls under SUSLAG for administrative
actions. The title SUSLAG should only be used in classified fora.

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Description of Information C lass i fica t i o n/Ma r ki ngs Reason Declass Remarks
A. (5//517REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) NSA PRESENCE AT MANGFALL K ASERNE
1. (U) The fact of the presence of U.S. personnel at Mangfall Kaserne, UNCLASSIFIED N/A N/A (S//S1//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) No association with NSA, S IG INT, intelligence, or the BND.
2, (S//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The fact of an NSA presence at Mangfall Kaserne, S EC RET//COM1 NT REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 2Ü291L23 (S//S1//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) Men Lion ofa S1G1NT mission aL Mangfall Kaserne is classified S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR and NZL.
3, (S//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The fact of a SU SLAG presence at Mangfall Kaserne, S EC RET//COM1 NT REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 2Ü291L23 (5//S1//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) Men Lion ofa S IG INT mission aL Mangfall Kaserne is classified S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR and NZL.
4. (U) The fact of the DC1G presence at Mangfall Kaserne, UNCLASSIFIED N/A N/A (5//S1//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) No association with NSA, S IG INT, intelligence, or Lhe BND.
5, (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The fact of the JSA presence at Mangfall Kaserne, S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 2Ü291L23
B. (U) ASSOC LATIONS
(IT) Note that if an entity's association with NSA is classified, that entity's association with oilier NSA organizations is also
classified.
I. (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The association of NSA with SUSLAG. SECRET//COM1NT REL TO USA, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 2Ü291L23
2, (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The association of NSA with the DQG, SECRET//COM1NT REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 2Ü291L23
3, (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The association of SUSLAG with the DQG, S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 2Ü291L23

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4. (S//SE/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, ijBR, NZL) The association of SUSLAG with Lhe BND. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
5, (S//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, ijBR, NZL) The association of the DC1G with the BND. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR and NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
6. (S//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, ijBR, NZL) The association of NS A with the JSA. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
7. (S//SL7REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, ijBR, NZL) The association of SUSLAG with the JSA. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
B. (S//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The association of the DC1G with the JSA. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
9. (S//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The association of the JSA with the BND. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
C. (5W5I//REL TO USA, AU5, CAN, DEU, GBR and NZL) NSA/BND RELATIONSHIP
I. (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The association of NSA with the BND. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, ijBR and NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
2, (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The fact that Lhe BND is one of NSA’s Third Parly partners. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
3. (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) Details regarding Lhe NSA/BND S1G1NT relationship. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL (at a minimum) 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23 (U) Consult Lhe Country Desk Officer for Germany for additional information.
D. (U) CONTRACT IT SUPPORT
I. (U) The association of NSA with Lhe FIFTY EXCLAIM contract. UNCLASSIFIED N/A N/A
2, (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The association of SUSLAG with the FIFTY EX CL AIM contract. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
3. (S//S1/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The association of DC1G with the FIFTY EX CL AIM contract. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23
4. (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The association of JSA with the FIFTY EX CL AIM contract. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291L23

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9. (S//S1//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, U BR, NZL) The association of the BND with the FIFTY EX CL AIM contract. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 202911.23
E. (S//5L/RELTO USA, AU5, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) 5U5LAG/DCIG MISSION
I. (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) The identification of the SUSLAC mission as follows: “SUSLAC is DIRNSA’s in- theater foreign liaison representative to the BND S1C1NT organization/' S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, and NZL 1.4(c) (d) 20291123
2. (U) The identification of the DOG mission as follows: "DOG is an organization of DoD technicians and U.S. contractors that provide operations and maintenance support for antennas and high-performance communicationsequipmentat Mangfall KaserneT UNCLASSIFIED N/A N/A (S//S1//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL) The association of the DC 1C with, its true S1C1NT mission is classified S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR and NZL at a minimum, depending on the level of detail provided.
F. (S//SL7REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, GBR, NZL) JSA MISSION
I. (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL) The identification of the JSA mission as follows: “The JSA is a joint N SA/BND organization whose mission is S1G1NT development and collection of digital network communications and international telecommunications traffic." SECRET//COM1NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, and NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291123
2, (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL) The fact that NS A and BND jointly, as JSA, perform S1C1NT collection at Mangfall Kaseme. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291123
3. (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL) Details regarding S1G1NT collection performed by JSA at Mangfall Kaseme. SECRET //CO MIN T// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL (ata minimum) 1.4 (c) (d) 20291123

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4. (S//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL) The identification of entities or communications technologies targeted and/or collected bv JSA. S ECR ET//CO MIN T// REL TO USA, A US, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL (ata minimum) 1.4 (c) (d) 20291122
5, (5//S1//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL) The fact that JSA targets and collects satel 1 i te commu n ¡cations (FOR NS AT). S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291123

7. (5//S1//REL TO USA, AU9, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL) The fact that J SA has a SIC 1 NT development mission. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291123
a. (S//S1//RE L TO U S A, AU S, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL) The fact that JSA forwards selected target communications to NS A. S E CRET//COM1 NT// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, DEU, CBR, NZL 1.4 (c) (d) 20291123

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