Title: US, Czech and Japanese — All at the Same Table

Release Date: 2018-03-01

Document Date: 2005-11-22

Description: This 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes how the relationship between the agency and its Czech counterpart USZI developed into a “third party relationship”: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.

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(U) US, Czech and Japanese -- All at the Same Table

FROM:

FAD's Central/Eastern Europe Office (DP13)

Run Date: 11/22/2005

(S//SI) For the third time in six months, NSA hosted visitors from the Czech Republic. This
billed as a "technical visit" with in-depth analytic discussions between the Czech External
Intelligence Service (UZSI) and the Counterintelligence and HUMINT Support Product Line.
focused on the analysis of cluster operational messages,

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communications . However, we also discussed less

target specific issuesthatcanbenefitmanymoretargetoffices within SID.

(S//SI) Those topics included establishing direct, secure communications between UZSI and
NSA, exchange of FORNSAT information and the possible deployment of our Third Party
releasable FORNSAT Environmental Knowledgebase to the Czech Republic, and deployment of
software to process FORNSAT signals and deployment of NSA's HF/DF capability (CROSSHAIR)
to the Czech Republic. During these meetings, UZSI also gave NSA a Czech-developed program
for spotting Russian words in voice communications. John Kovarik, the NSA/CSS Senior
Language Technology Authority, and the Russia SIGDEV Division will develop an evaluation
program for this software and assess its value to NSA.

(S//SI) Oh, where do the Japanese fit in? , Chief of FAD's Office for Central and

Eastern Europe, hosted a dinner at Nichi Bei Kai, a Japanese restaurant in Columbia where the
food is prepared on a grill that is part of your dinner table. The food was sliced, diced and tossed
around with lots of flame and fanfare by a Japanese cook! Though we didn't discuss SIGINT at
that table, the three nationalities were all present. When the waiter asked us if we wanted the
check, I said we already had two at the table.

was

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(U) Enjoying the show at Nichi Bei Kai

(S//SI) Addendum : Late in the afternoon on 14 October 2005, FAD learned that Ambassador
Negroponte approved the establishment of the SIGINT relationship between NSA and UZSI.
UZSI is now an official Third Party partner!

(U//FOUO) This article is reprinted from the Foreign Affairs Digest, October edition

"(U//FOUO) SIDtoday articles may not be republished or reposted outside NSANet
without the consent of S0121 (DL sid comms)."

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