Title: U.S. Ambassador Visits NSA

Release Date: 2017-04-24

Document Date: 2004-12-21

Description: The new U.S. ambassador to Thailand visited the NSA and discussed his prior use of SIGINT with NSA analysts.

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(U) U.S. Ambassador Visits NSA
FROM:
Deputy SINIO for East Asia (S17)
Run Date: 12/21/2004

(C) The new US Ambassador to Thailand, Ralph "Skip" Boyce, made his first directorate-level
visit to NSA on 8 December. Mr. Boyce, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, has
extensive experience in Asia, most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary East Asia and Pacific
Affairs. He served as the Ambassador to Indonesia from 2001 to 2004, a political officer in
Bangkok, the Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangkok, and as a Charge d'Affaires in Singapore.
Ambassador Boyce met the Director, the Foreign Affairs Directorate, and SCS personnel, and
attending a SINIO-sponsored roundtable with NSA targets experts to discuss current and
emerging intelligence issues and NSA support.
(C) Ambassador Boyce, already a fan of SIGINT from his previous postings, explained what type
of SIGINT was most useful to him while the analysts talked about the latest in access and target
developments. Overall, Ambassador Boyce's visit to NSA was fruitful both for him and for the
NSA workforce. We expect to continue our close working relationship with Thailand with
Ambassador Boyce's full support.

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

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