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January 2007 Strategic Mission List

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Release Date: 2013-11-02 Document Date: 2007-01-01
This nine-page briefing describes the NSA’s major missions and signals intelligence priorities for 2007: see the New York Times article No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A., 2 November 2013.
nsa-mission-list-1.png: SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA. ALS. CAN. GBR//20291123 United States S1GINT System January 2007 Strategic Mission List Introduction - Director’s Intent (S//SI) The ...
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Can You Handle the Truth? Or, 90 Days in Guantanamo Bay

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-29
Job description for an NSA analyst in Guantánamo Bay, which includes a list of qualifications and instructions for how to apply. “This is your chance to get to GITMO for 90 days!”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(C) Can You Handle the Truth? Or, 90 Days in Guantanamo Bay<br>FROM: AP, Deployment ...
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Using XKEYSCORE to Enable TAO

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-07-16
This NSA presentation from 16 July 2009 explains how the XKeyScore system supports the agency’s Tailored Access Operations: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
using-xks-to-enable-tao-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA. AUS, CAN. GBR. NZL//20291123 Ait* tuv. Using XKEYSCORE to Enable TAO Booz I AJIen l Hamilton SDS Analyst 16 July ...
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Synergising Network Analysis Tradecraft

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Release Date: 2015-05-21 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This 2012 presentation from the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team (NTAT), a joint Five Eyes surveillance unit, discusses options for installing malware on smartphones in light of the challenge posed by the Arab Spring: see the CBC News article Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware, 21 May 2015.
Synergising Network Analysis Tradecraft Network Tradecraft Advancement Team (NTAT) Overview TOP SECRET//SI Tradecraft? Tradecraft • “The development of methods, techni...
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How is Human Language (HTL) Progressing?

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2011-09-06
This 6 September 2011 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes progress in the agency’s speech-to-text capability over the course of the year: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015.
(S//SI//REL) How Is Human Language Technology (HLT) Progressing? FROM: (U//FOUO)^^^H Language Analysis Modernization Lead (S2) Run Date: 09/06/2011 (S//SI//REL) Editor's intro: At the SI...
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Letter from Thomas Shannon

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2009-01-01
In this short extract from a 2009 letter, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon thanks NSA Director Keith Alexander for the “deep insight into the plans and intentions” of other participants in the Fifth Summit of the Americas that the agency had provided: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 139 The more than 100 reports we received from the NSA gave us deep insight into the plans and intentions of other Summit participants J and ensured that our diplomats were well prepa...
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Tailored Access Operations – Texas Cryptologic Center

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Release Date: 2013-12-29
This NSA presentation describes the staffing and activities of the Tailored Access Operations sectio based in San Antonia Texas. These included operations against Mexico’s Secretariat of Public Security (codenamed WHITETAMALE), Cuba, Columbia, Venezuela and unspecified targets in the Middle East: see the Der Spiegel article Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit, 29 December […]
image-584021-galleryV9-yenq.jpg: image-584022-galleryV9-qplk.jpg: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY Overview • Current People, Space, & Operations (FY2009) • Medina era Growth (FY20...
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Leaders Really Do Make a Difference

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-08-26
Berlin shares an anecdote about sending a battalion to Guantánamo Bay to build a Haitian refugee camp. Instead of sending engineers (the logical choice), they sent an infantry battalion with good leadership, which was ultimately the better choice because it prevented riots.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Leaders Really Do Make a Difference<br>FROM: Charles H. Berlin III<br>SID Chief ...
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Black Budget – Israel

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Release Date: 2013-08-29 Document Date: 2012-02-01
These three short extracts from the 2013 Intelligence Community Budget Justification (“the Black Budget”) shows that Israel was seen as a counter-intelligence target: see the Intercept article Netanyahu’s Spying Denials Contradicted by Secret NSA Documents, 25 March 2015.
1Isr-540x258.png: (U> Penetrate Hostile Foreign Intelligence Services (S//NF) The ability to detect and engage foreign intelligence services and non state actors that target U.S. interests is...
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Exhibit F

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Release Date: 2014-06-30 Document Date: 2010-07-16
This document lists the 193 governments, intragovernmental organisations and other entities which the NSA was granted the legal authority to intercept communications “about” for foreign intelligence purposes in August 2010: see the Washington Post article Court gave NSA broad leeway in surveillance, 30 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//NOFORN EXHIBIT F IN THE MATTER OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, FOREIGN FACTIONS Ns?F^yyiG#i 11- ENTITIES, AND FOREIGN-BASED POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS >■,, f;f |:VV DNI/AG 70...
Afghanistan (AFG/AF), Albania (ALB/AL), Algeria (DZA/DZ), Andorra (AND/AD), Angola (AGO/AO), Antigua and Barbuda (ATG/AG), Argentina (ARG/AR), Armenia (ARM/AM), Austria (AUT/AT), Azerbaijan (AZE/AZ), Bahamas (BHS/BS), Bangladesh (BGD/BD), Barbados (BRB/BB), Belarus (BLR/BY), Belgium (BEL/BE), Belize (BLZ/BZ), Benin (BEN/BJ), Bhutan (BTN/BT), Bolivia (BOL/BO), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH/BA), Botswana (BWA/BW), Brazil (BRA/BR), Bulgaria (BGR/BG), Burkina Faso (BFA/BF), Burundi (BDI/BI), Cambodia (KHM/KH), Cameroon (CMR/CM), Central African Republic (CAF/CF), Chad (TCD/TD), Chile (CHL/CL), China (CHN/CN), Colombia (COL/CO), Comoros (COM/KM), Congo (COD/CD), Costa Rica (CRI/CR), Croatia (HRV/HR), Cuba (CUB/CU), Cyprus (CYP/CY), Czech Republic (CZE/CZ), Denmark (DNK/DK), Djibouti (DJI/DJ), Dominica (DMA/DM), Dominican Republic (DOM/DO), Ecuador (ECU/EC), Egypt (EGY/EG), El Salvador (SLV/SV), Equatorial Guinea (GNQ/GQ), Eritrea (ERI/ER), Estonia (EST/EE), Ethiopia (ETH/ET), Fiji (FJI/FJ), Finland (FIN/FI), France (FRA/FR), Gabon (GAB/GA), Gambia (GMB/GM), Georgia (GEO/GE), Germany (DEU/DE), Ghana (GHA/GH), Greece (GRC/GR), Grenada (GRD/GD), Guatemala (GTM/GT), Guinea (GIN/GN), Guinea-Bissau (GNB/GW), Guyana (GUY/GY), Haiti (HTI/HT), Vatican (VAT/VA), Honduras (HND/HN), Hungary (HUN/HU), Iceland (ISL/IS), India (IND/IN), Indonesia (IDN/ID), Iran (IRN/IR), Iraq (IRQ/IQ), Ireland (IRL/IE), Israel (ISR/IL), Italy (ITA/IT), Jamaica (JAM/JM), Japan (JPN/JP), Jordan (JOR/JO), Kazakhstan (KAZ/KZ), Kenya (KEN/KE), Kiribati (KIR/KI), Korea (KOR/KR), Kuwait (KWT/KW), Kyrgyzstan (KGZ/KG), Latvia (LVA/LV), Lebanon (LBN/LB), Lesotho (LSO/LS), Liberia (LBR/LR), Libya (LBY/LY), Liechtenstein (LIE/LI), Lithuania (LTU/LT), Luxembourg (LUX/LU), Macedonia (MKD/MK), Madagascar (MDG/MG), Malawi (MWI/MW), Malaysia (MYS/MY), Maldives (MDV/MV), Mali (MLI/ML), Malta (MLT/MT), Marshall Islands (MHL/MH), Mauritania (MRT/MR), Mauritius (MUS/MU), Mexico (MEX/MX), Micronesia (FSM/FM), Moldova (MDA/MD), Monaco (MCO/MC), Mongolia (MNG/MN), Montenegro (MNE/ME), Morocco (MAR/MA), Mozambique (MOZ/MZ), Myanmar (MMR/MM), Namibia (NAM/NA), Nauru (NRU/NR), Nepal (NPL/NP), Netherlands (NLD/NL), Nicaragua (NIC/NI), Niger (NER/NE), Nigeria (NGA/NG), Norway (NOR/NO), Oman (OMN/OM), Pakistan (PAK/PK), Palau (PLW/PW), Panama (PAN/PA), Papua New Guinea (PNG/PG), Paraguay (PRY/PY), Peru (PER/PE), Philippines (PHL/PH), Poland (POL/PL), Portugal (PRT/PT), Qatar (QAT/QA), Romania (ROU/RO), Russia (RUS/RU), Rwanda (RWA/RW), Saint Kitts and Nevis (KNA/KN), Saint Lucia (LCA/LC), Samoa (WSM/WS), San Marino (SMR/SM), Sao Tome and Principe (STP/ST), Senegal (SEN/SN), Serbia (SRB/RS), Seychelles (SYC/SC), Sierra Leone (SLE/SL), Singapore (SGP/SG), Slovakia (SVK/SK), Slovenia (SVN/SI), Somalia (SOM/SO), South Africa (ZAF/ZA), Spain (ESP/ES), Sri Lanka (LKA/LK), Sudan (SDN/SD), Suriname (SUR/SR), Swaziland (SWZ/SZ), Sweden (SWE/SE), Switzerland (CHE/CH), Taiwan (TWN/TW), Tajikistan (TJK/TJ), Tanzania (TZA/TZ), Thailand (THA/TH), Timor-Leste (TLS/TL), Togo (TGO/TG), Tonga (TON/TO), Tunisia (TUN/TN), Turkey (TUR/TR), Turkmenistan (TKM/TM), Tuvalu (TUV/TV), Uganda (UGA/UG), Ukraine (UKR/UA), United States (USA/US), Uruguay (URY/UY), Uzbekistan (UZB/UZ), Vanuatu (VUT/VU), Venezuela (VEN/VE), Vietnam (VNM/VN), Western Sahara (ESH/EH), Yemen (YEM/YE), Zambia (ZMB/ZM), Zimbabwe (ZWE/ZW)
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Shotgiant

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Release Date: 2014-03-22 Document Date: 2010-01-01
Selected slides, some with speaking notes, drawn from a 2010 NSA presention, describe the aims of the agency’s operations against Chinese company Huawei: see the New York Times article N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat, 22 March 2014.
(U) Why We Care (TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) S2 - many of our targets communicate over Huawei produced products (TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) S3 - design, deployment & market expansion imp...
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Targeting Rationale (TAR)

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Release Date: 2013-08-15 Document Date: 2007-01-08
A Targeting Rationale document details how NSA analysts should justify their targeting decisions: see the Washington Post article NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds, 15 August 2013.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN//MR Targeting Rationale (TAR) (C//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) The basic premise of this process is to memorialize why you the analyst have requested targeting. This rat...
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Special Source Operations: Corporate Partner Access

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Release Date: 2013-11-01
This undated presentation from the NSA’s Special Source Operations division shows that the agency’s ability to intercept key communications infrastructure is dependent on corporate relationships, several of which can be identified using information given in this document: see the Guardian article Snowden document reveals key role of companies in NSA data collection, 1 November 2013. […]
Special Source Operations Corporate Partner Access TOP SECRET // COMINT // NOFORN//20291130 Overall Briefing Classification Is TOP SECRET/ /COMINT//NOFORN//X1 TOP SECRET // COMINT // ...
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Internet Anonymity 2011

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Release Date: 2014-12-28
This NSA presentation from 2011 gives an overview of anonymising technologies, including Tor: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
 • NSA (S31323) TOP SECRET//COMINT REL TO USA,FVEY ÊF 1 M r- (U) Many Possible Meanings/lnterpretations (S//REL) Simply Not Using Real Name for Email (S//REL) Private Forum w...
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2013 Intelligence Community budget justification

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Release Date: 2013-08-29 Document Date: 2012-02-01
Congressional Budget Justification summary for fiscal year 2013 from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI): see the Washington Post article U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary, 29 August 2013.
TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN FY 2013 Congressional Budget Justification Volume I NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM SUMMARY February 2012 TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN TOP SECRET//SI/TK//...
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InSIDer's View of History: In SHAPE, In France

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-26
Anecdotes about the author's time in the Army during the Cuban missile crisis, working for NATO, JFK’s assassination, and meeting the late Bobby Kennedy, among other highlights.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) InSIDer's View of History : In SHAPE, In France<br>FROM: CW4<br> USA<br>Technic...

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