Title: The Partnership Dissemination Cell - Information Sharing With Third Party SIGINT Partners (repost)

Release Date: 2016-08-10

Document Date: 2003-12-01

Description: Description of the Partnership Dissemination Cell, the office responsible for sharing SIGINT with third-party partners, including Turkey, Japan, South Korea, and Jordan.

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

(S) The Partnership Dissemination Cell - Information Sharing With
Third Party SIGINT Partners (repost)
FROM:
Partnership Dissemination Cell
Run Date: 12/01/2003
(S//SI) The global war on terrorism, U.S. involvement in Iraq, the advent of a new proliferation
security initiative-- all these high priority topics include a concentrated effort to share tailored
SIGINT information, derived from SIGINT product, with many of our valued Third Party SIGINT
partners.
(S//SI) Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Director of Central Intelligence
(DCI) called for the Intelligence Community (IC) to be more forthright in sharing product and
technical data, which led to DIRNSA's desire to expand SIGINT information sharing with foreign
SIGINT partners. The strategic goal behind the DCI and DIRNSA intent to share more
information with valued partners is not only to foster SIGINT relationships but to also assist
other U.S. intelligence programs and realize broader U.S. national policy objectives. The
Customer Relationships Directorate's Office of Customer Response established the Partnership
Dissemination Cell (PDC) to turn this intent into a reality.
(TS//SI) The PDC is part of the SIGINT Products Services Branch, within Customer Response's
Products & Services Division. The PDC processes information-sharing requests generated by NSA
representatives such as Senior Liaison Officers (SLOs), Country Desk Officers (CDOs), and
National Cryptologic Representatives (NCRs). Most requests are for permission to share
information from E-GRAM end-product reports-- up to the TOP SECRET COMINT 5-EYES
classification level-- with specific Third Party Partners. Current requests pertain to the global war
on terrorism, Iraq, and proliferation/arms control. The bulk of the sharing is done with our
European partners, along with Turkey (terrorism), Japan (terrorism), South Korea (Iraq), and
Jordan (Iraq).
(S//SI) PDC analysts also work within prescribed guidelines authorized by the Directorate for
Analysis & Production product lines to select, review, modify, and/or sanitize specified SIGINT
reporting to determine applicability and suitability for release to selected foreign SIGINT
partners. These authorized guidelines are in place as a means to streamline the sharing process
and often allow the PDC to review and release information without the need for product line
coordination.
(U//FOUO) For further information, please feel free to visit the Partnership Dissemination Cell in
the Headquarters building - room 5A132, call
or email the PDC alias,
@nsa.

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TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL
DERIVED FROM: NSA/CSSM 1-52, DATED 08 JAN 2007 DECLASSIFY ON: 20320108

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