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HTTP Activity in XKEYSCORE

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-03-01
This NSA presentation from March 2009 explains how agency analysts can exploit HTTP data through XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 HTTP Activity in XKEYSCORE March 2009 Derived From: NSA/QSSM 1-52 Dated: 200701 (T Declassify On: 202911 ...
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LEVIATHAN and the FFU Hypothesis

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Release Date: 2015-01-28 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This CSE (then CSEC) presentation from 2012 describes the Canadian agency’s file download monitoring operation: see the Intercept article Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads, 28 January 2015. cse-presentation-on-the-levitation-project
TOP SECRET//SI//REL CAN, AUS, GBR, NZL, USA LEVITATION and the FFU Hypothesis cse-cst.gc.ca TOP SECRET//SI//REL CAN, AUS, GBR, NZL, USA What is LEVITATION? A behaviour-based target...
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‘4th Party Collection’: Taking Advantage of Non-Partner Computer Network Exploitation Activity

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Release Date: 2015-01-17 Document Date: 2008-01-07
This 7 January 2008 post from NSA Menwith Hill Station’s internal Horizon newsletter describes the practice of piggybacking on other states’ computer network exploitation operations: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
SIDToday - '4th Party Collection': Taking Advantage of Non-Partner Computer Network Exploitation Activity DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA ...
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NSA’s Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership

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Release Date: 2014-08-31 Document Date: 2005-10-07
This October 2005 article, taken from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest, provides a brief history of the agency’s past and current relationship with its Turkish counterparts, which includes a staff of 40 NSA employees stationed in Ankara: see the Intercept article How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels, 31 August 2014. Download […]
dynamic: page - HIGHEST possible classification js TOP SECRET // SI tTK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) NS As Oldest Third Party SJGJNT Partnership Countiy Desk Officer (CiDO) Turkey R...
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Games: a look at Emerging Trends, Uses, Threats and Opportunities in Influence Activities

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Release Date: 2013-12-09 Document Date: 2007-01-01
A 2007 proposal to the NSA from contractor SAIC, promoting the company’s ability to support “intelligence collection in the games space”: see the New York Times article Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls, 9 December 2013.
Games: A Look at Emerging Trends, Uses, Threats and Opportunities in Influence Activities Table of Contents FORWARD......................................................................4 ...
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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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When Meeting Customer Needs Means Defending the Nation

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-04-16
Introduction to SID’s Customer Relationships Directorate series and summary of future articles.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) When Meeting Customer Needs Means Defending the Nation<br>FROM:<br>Acting Chief,...
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NCPAC Personnel Deploy to Support Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-05-12
Six NSA personnel returned from tour at CENTCOM headquarters in Tampa where they provided support to Operation Iraqi Freedom (including researching possible locations of stockpiled WMD material).
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S) NCPAC Personnel Deploy to Support Operation Iraqi Freedom<br>FROM:<br>NCPAC F406...
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Introduction to the Korean Issue Management Team

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-05-20
The Korean Issue Management Team identifies North Korean SIGINT gaps, prioritizes them, and challenges the enterprise to respond with solutions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Introduction to the Korean Issue Management Team<br>FROM: the Korean Issue...
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Post-war Iraq Plan

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-04-11
Planning underway for post-war changes and challenges in April 2003.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) Post-war Iraq Plan<br>FROM: Iraq Issue Managers<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 04/1...
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Fusing Signals Data, with WARGODDESS

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-05-21
WARGODDESS is a system that fuses multiple sources of signal data to help characterize targets and threats and produce estimates about targets and their intentions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Fusing Signals Data, with WARGODDESS<br>FROM:<br>WARGODDESS System Enginee...
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SID's 'Hot Pursuit' Targets North Korea

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-08-13
SID’s Office of Target Pursuit has redoubled analytic efforts against North Korea, where results are often frustrating. Employing the “Hot Pursuit” idea implemented for the Iraq conflict, a multidisciplinary group within SID has been formed to focus on the target.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) SID's 'Hot Pursuit' Targets North Korea<br>FROM:<br>Asia Target Analysis<br>...
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Generally Speaking: Learning Lessons from CSTs in Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2005-02-09
The Signals Intelligence director spoke with five analysts who served in the field in Iraq to gather feedback about their experience and how to improve the entire SIGINT system to make it more effective.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Generally Speaking: Learning Lessons from CSTs in Iraq<br>FROM: MG Richard...
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A&P; Leadership Changes

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-22
Leadership changes in Analysis and Production are announced.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) A&amp;P; Leadership Changes<br>FROM: Jim Allen<br>Deputy Director for Analysis a...
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UN Security Council: Round Two of U.S. Draft Resolution on Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-07
Critical analysis of a U.S. draft resolution on Iraq in the U.N. Security Council and its chances of success.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) UN Security Council: Round Two of U.S. Draft Resolution<br>on Iraq<br>FROM...
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SID 's Antipodal Colleagues

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-08
Description of an NSA office in Canberra, Australia, staffed by 16 people who work closely with the Australian and New Zealand spy agencies, including to break a network used by the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) SID 's Antipodal Colleagues<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SUSLO Canberra<br>Run Date:...
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Chef's Choice: What's SID Doing About Transformation 2.0?

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-12
The Signals Intelligence deputy director writes about the NSA’s “Transformation 2.0 plan,” which is “designed to optimize SIGINT for the nation.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Chef's Choice: What's SID Doing About Transformation 2.0?<br>FROM: Charlie Meals...
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Chef's Choice: Database Access by Tactical Units

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-16
The Signals Intelligence deputy director writes that a year ago, SID made a commitment to provide tactical units in Iraq and Afghanistan with access to SIGINT databases. This is complete, but the approval process to give access to the database is too slow, so he’s unveiling a plan to speed it up and grant or deny access within seven days.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Chef's Choice: Database Access by Tactical Units<br>FROM: Charlie Meals<br...
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2003 CSE/NSA SIGINT Bilateral

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-12
Canada’s Communications Security Establishment hosted an annual SIGINT bilateral, including discussions on support to military operations in Afghanistan, homeland security issues, and counterterrorism in Southeast Asia.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) 2003 CSE/NSA SIGINT Bilateral<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SUSLO in Ottawa<br>Run Da...
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Generally Speaking: Back from the Front

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-08
After returning from Baghdad, the Signals Intelligence director says all the SIGINT analysts deployed in the war zone are heroes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Generally Speaking: Back from the Front<br>FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA<br>...
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Charlie Meals Visits GEO

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-13
The deputy director visited the Geospatial Exploitation Office, meeting with analysts and mission managers supporting the war on terror.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Charlie Meals Visits GEO<br>FROM:<br>Geospatial Exploitation (S2L)<br>Run...
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Iraq Survey Group Vacancy

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-25
A 90-day posting to the Iraq Survey Group in Baghdad requires knowledge of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Iraq Survey Group Vacancy<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications (S02C)<br>Unknow...
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Letters to the Editor: Iraq TDY in Photos

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-09
Readers comment on a previous story.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) Letters to the Editor : Iraq TDY in Photos<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Un...
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Job Vacancy: More Than a Mission...A Challenge!

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-01-08
Job posting for 120-day deployment with the Document Exploitation mission in Qatar, with a focus on documents from Iraq. "DOCEX includes tons of physical documentation that is being collected throughout Iraq, physical media confiscated, as well as interrogations."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Job Vacancy: More Than a Mission...A Challenge!<br>FROM: Data Acquisition (...
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A Visit to the USUN

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-01-09
Staffers from the China Foreign Affairs Branch visited the NSA representatives at the United Nations. They were told the U.N. is a "tactical SIGINT environment." Reporting from SIGINT to U.N. changed history on Iraq War resolution.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) A Visit to the USUN<br>FROM:<br>and <br>China Foreign Affairs Branch (S2B34...
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The Intelligent SIGINT Network of the Future

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-04
An overview of TRAFFICTHIEF, a service that connects several different collection systems, "from active, passive, and warranted SIGINT accesses via a central messaging service" to provide near real-time alerts about targets. It started in July 2003 as a prototype and has been deployed since February 2004. It "has helped enable the capture of several high-priority Counter-terrorism targets." There are several major enhancements that TRAFFICTHIEF could also do in the future, and the TRAFFICTHIEF team is hard at work making them a reality.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The Intelligent SIGINT Network of the Future<br>FROM: <br>Network Analysi...
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NSA and GCHQ Team Up to Tackle HF

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-14
After realizing that their technologies for collecting high frequency signals were obsolete, the NSA and GCHQ established the Joint Strategic Off-Air Programme, which jointly manages all HF/VHF/UHF collection as well as updates to legacy systems.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) NSA and GCHQ Team Up to Tackle HF<br>FROM: <br>Deputy Chief, RFO/Corporate HF S...
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The Only Game in Town (part 1)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-15
An intelligence analysis intern describes her tour as NSA counterterrorism representative at the CIA station in Islamabad, where she witnessed the arrests of several dozen terrorists.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Only Game in Town (part 1)<br>FROM:<br>Intelligence Analysis (IA) Intern<br...
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Baghdad : Perceptions & Fact

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-27
A staffer who returned from a tour in Baghdad describes how conditions have changed in the former palace where he worked inside the green zone.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Baghdad : Perceptions &amp; Fact<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>R...
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InSIDer's View of History... A Lesson in Personal Accountability (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-23
(Repost) SID Chief of Staff Charles Berlin discloses something startling: "As many of you know, our forces in Iraq are dropping bombs on the strength of SIGINT alone." He says this while sharing a story of a commander who was concerned about culpability for war crimes.
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 ... A Lesson in Personal Accountability<br>(repost)<b...

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