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NSA Washington Mission

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Document Date: 2006-01-01Release Date: 2014-05-13
This excerpt from a 2006 NSA memo written by the global resources manager of the International Security Issues (ISI) mission underlines the importance of data on energy resources, production and international investment to the agency: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 138 (U) NSA Washington Mission (U) Regional (TS//SI) ISI is responsible for 13 individual nation states in three continents. One significant tie that binds all these countries togethe...
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CSEC Cyber Threat Capabilities

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Document Date: 2011-01-01Release Date: 2015-03-23
This CSE presentation from 2011 describes some of the cyber warfare tools at the agency’s disposal: see the article Communication Security Establishment’s cyberwarfare toolbox revealed, 23 March 2015.
■ ^ ■ Communications Security Centre de la sécurité TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO FVEY Establishment Canada des télécommunications Canada CSEC Cyber Threat Capabilities SIGINT and ITS: an en...
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Close Access Sigads

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Document Date: 2010-09-10Release Date: 2013-10-21
This NSA document from 10 September 2010 details operations against foreign embassies, concluding with a glossary of tools and tactics. Earlier versions of this docoument that only contained some of the operations conducted were published in l’Espresso on 5 December 2013 and in Le Monde on 21 October 2013: see the book No Place to […]
Page 145 10 Sep 2010 CLOSE ACCESS SIGADS CLOSE ACCESS SIGADS All Close Access domestic collection uses the US-3136 SIGAD with a unique two-letter suffix for each target location and m...
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The International Security Issues Build-Out

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Document Date: 2012-11-09Release Date: 2013-12-02
This update from the NSANet intranet shows that the International Security Issues section of the agency shows a growing emphasis on gathering economic and financial information on the 13 countries under its remit: see the Fantástico article Veja os documentos ultrassecretos que comprovam espionagem a Dilma, 2 December 2013.
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Friday. 09 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agency-all Emails • SID-all Emai...
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Tier B allies

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Release Date: 2014-05-13
This undated internal NSA document illustrates the degrees of cooperation in the agency’s relationships with different foreign powers. “Tier A” and “Tier B” are elsewhere referred to as Second and Third Parties: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 123 CONFIDENT1AL//NOFORN//20291123 TIER A Comprehensive Cooperation Australia Canada New Zealand United Kingdom TIERB Focused Cooperation Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark G...
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Classification Guide for SIGINT Material Dating from 16 August 1945 – 31 December 1967

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Document Date: 2011-11-21Release Date: 2014-06-18
This NSA classification guide, dated 21 November 2011, covers signals intelligence material that as to be kept secret for more than the standard 60 years: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//SjyTK//NOFÜRN NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR SIGINT Material Dating from 16 August 1945 *31 December 1967 Effects Dale: 21 De...
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SID Around the World: SIGINT from Paradise (Okinawa)

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Document Date: 2003-06-19Release Date: 2016-05-16
NSA’s Japan representative describes the American military base. The front end for the majority of signals collected for exploitation at Kunia in Hawaii is on Okinawa.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) SID Around the World: SIGINT from Paradise (Okinawa)<br>FROM: <br>Deputy C...
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New Collection Posture

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Release Date: 2014-05-13
This slide from an NSA presentation to the 2011 Five Eyes conference shows that limits on the collection and processing of information are not part of the way the agency sees its own role: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 97 SECRET//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20320108 New Collection Posture SECRETÏ/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//203201Û8
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Silent Success: SIGINT Synergy Helps Shape US Foreign Policy

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Document Date: 2010-08-30Release Date: 2013-08-02
This August 2010 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDtoday shows how the agency aided US diplomacy on the issue of Iran sanctions – by surveilling the communications of other members of the UN Security Council: see the Época article Spies of the digital age, 2 August 2013.
investiga_1.jpg: I Öl» Si cret comint SOI ORN .•«tv 1Ic\ps Sh*P* ^ ^ • SK.IV» Svncie l,c* (llWW.0> Silent sue««: SK j| ■ Koreift*» l*ol»c> A, the outset of these .engihy uegottati...
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DAPINO GAMMA Target Personalisation Centres

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Document Date: 2011-01-01Release Date: 2015-02-19
This 2011 Wiki page details aspects of GCHQ’s DAPINO GAMMA operation against mobile SIM manufacturer Gemalto: see the Intercept article The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle, 19 February 2015.
[edit] Target Personalisation centres ( non 5 eyes): [edit] France • La Ciotat • Meudon - On outskirts of Paris • PontAudemer [edit] Poland Tczew [edit] Czech Republic [edit]...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with New Zealand

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Document Date: 2013-04-01Release Date: 2015-03-10
This NSA information paper from April 2013 describes the state of the agency’s intelligence relationship with its New Zealand counterpart: see the New Zealand Herald article NZ’s spy reach stretches across globe, 11 March 2015.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY National Security Agency April 2013 Central Security Service Information Paper (U) Subject: NSA Intelligence Relationship with New Zealand (U) Execu...
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BYZANTINE HADES: An Evolution of Collection

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Document Date: 2010-06-01Release Date: 2015-01-17
This June 2010 NSA presentation for the SIGDEV conference describes efforts to trace a suspected Chinese cyber attack: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (S//REL)BYZANTINE HADES: An Evolution of Collection NTOC, V225 SIGINT Development Conference June 2010 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO...
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Broadcast/Intenet Radio Exploitation and Analysis

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Document Date: 2009-11-06Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ research paper from 6 November 2009 outlines what kinds of data the agency can extract from internet radio stations and their listenership, grouped by country: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
broadcast-analysis-p1-normal.gif: UK TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL FVEY Broadcast/lnternet Radio Exploitation and Analysis 6th November 2009 OPD-NAC Distribution (via email) (ST2) BS...
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Spanning The Globe...Misawa to Menwith Hill: Part 2

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Document Date: 2003-10-23Release Date: 2016-05-16
In part 2, the computer scientist describes lifestyle differences between Japan and the U.K. Menwith Hill is four hours from a Taco Bell.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Spanning The Globe...Misawa to Menwith Hill: Part 2<br>FROM:<br>Software Develop...
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SID Around the World: Life in the Field

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Document Date: 2003-07-02Release Date: 2016-05-16
An employee of the Cryptologic Applications Directorate writes about tours in Europe.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) SID Around the World: Life in the Field<br>FROM:<br>NCEUR/CApps Chief of Staff (...
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PRISM/US-984XN Overview

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Document Date: 2013-04-01Release Date: 2013-06-06
Nineteen slides from a 41-slide April 2013 NSA presentation describing the PRISM collection of data via internet service providers, “the SIGAD most used in NSA reporting.” Slides have been published gradually by several media organisations: see the Washington Post article NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program, 6 June 2013.
01.jpg: PRISM/U S-984XN Overview OR The SIGAD Used Most in NS A Reporting Overview April 2013 Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20360901 OP SECRET/...
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Games: a look at Emerging Trends, Uses, Threats and Opportunities in Influence Activities

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Document Date: 2007-01-01Release Date: 2013-12-09
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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WORDGOPHER

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Document Date: 2009-01-01Release Date: 2014-05-13
An extract from a 2009 memo from the technical director of NSA Mission Operations, describing improvements at Misawa Security Operations Center (MSOC), the agency’s collection point in Misawa, Japan: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 98 Future Plans (U) (TS//SI//REL) In the future, MSOC hopes to expand the number of WORDGOPHER platforms to enable demodulation of thousands of additional low-rate carriers. These ...
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New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism

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Document Date: 2005-03-03Release Date: 2014-02-10
This extract from a 3 March 2005 NSA briefing acknowledges that the use of geolocation technology to facilitate drone strikes “represents the dawn of a new era”: see the Intercept article The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program, 10 February 2014.
(S) New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism (repost) FROM: name redacted Technical Advisor, Target Reconnaissance and Survey (S316) Run Date: 03/03/2005 DISTANTFOCUS po...
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QUANTUMTHEORY

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Document Date: 2010-01-01Release Date: 2014-03-12
This presentation from the 2010 SIGDEV Conference describes the contribution made by GCHQ to the development of Quantum techniques: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 SIGDEV: Discovery in the Cyber Ag> TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 (U) Clas...
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FY2013 Foreign Partner Review

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Document Date: 2013-01-01Release Date: 2014-05-13
This slide, taken from the NSA’s annual review of its cooperation with foreign partners, shows an expansion in the agency’s international relationships: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 123 TOP SECRET// COMINT //REL USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Approved SIGINT Partners ^ORTUtt^ Second Parties Third Parties Australia Algeria Israel Spain Canada Austria Italy Sweden...
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FY2012 Foreign Partner Review

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Document Date: 2012-01-01Release Date: 2014-05-13
This slide, taken from the NSA’s annual report on the state of its cooperation with foreign powers, details the countries that have received payments from the agency: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 124 <AD FY12 CCP Funding of Partner In Thousands of USD 3000 TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN
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Exhibit F

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Document Date: 2010-07-16Release Date: 2014-06-30
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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Supporting HMG’s Climate Change Ambitions (… or, “A GCO’s tales from Cancun”)

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Document Date: 2011-02-01Release Date: 2014-11-01
This joint GCHQ/MI6 presentation from February 2011 documents the process of international climate change negotiations becoming a “serious intelligence priority” for the UK: see the Dagbladet Information article Snowden documents reveal British climate espionage – Copenhagen climate summit targeted, 1 November 2014.  
GCHQ SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE Supporting HMG’s Climate Change Ambitions (...or, “A GCO’s tales from Cancún”) 27 November - 10 December 2010 GCHQ SECRET INTELLI...
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An Easy Way to Win: Using SIGINT to Learn about New Viruses (Project Camberdada)

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Document Date: 2010-01-01Release Date: 2015-06-22
This 2010 NSA presentation describes Project Camberdada, an attempt to subvert popular antivirus software by means of surveilling email traffic: see the Intercept article Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks, 22 June 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL An Eas Using S about P fwmuuuu IGINT to Learn iew Viruses Project CAMBERDADA ByHH, 1412 (IAD) V252|| Derived From: NSA/CSSM...
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FAIRVIEW: CLIFFSIDE Site – Collection Resumes After ~5 Months

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Document Date: 2011-08-23Release Date: 2015-08-15
This 23 August 2011 post from the internal NSA newsletter SSO Weekly describes the disruption caused to collection from a Japanese-American cable by an earthquake. The date of service resumption correlated with the AT&T operated cable in the region: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, […]
(TS//SI//NF) FAIRVIEW: CLIFFSIDE Site - Collection Resumes After Months By H on 2011-08-23 0805 ~5 (TS//SI//NF) On 5 Aug 2011, collection of DNR and DNI traffic at the FAIRVIEW CLIFF...
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Spanning The Globe...Misawa to Menwith Hill: Part 1

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Document Date: 2003-10-22Release Date: 2016-05-16
In part 1, a computer scientist compares tours in Misawa, Japan, and Menwith Hill in the U.K.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Spanning The Globe...Misawa to Menwith Hill: Part 1<br>FROM:<br>Software Develop...
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Cryptologic Services Groups (CSGs)

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This undated NSA slide provides the locations of the agency’s Cryptologic Services Groups worldwide: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
TRANSCOM STATE 'NMJIC ^CIA ^ONI ¿çlifTi PTOLOGIC SERVICES GROUPS (CSGs) STRATCOM JSSPACECOM SAN \ FRANCISCO S FORSCOM SOCOM CENTCOM KEY WEST JFCOM SO...
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Intro to the VPN Exploitation Process

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Document Date: 2010-09-13Release Date: 2014-12-28
This 13 September 2010 presentation from the NSA’s OTP VPN Exploitation Team explains the work of the division: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Intro to the VPN Exploitation Process OTP VPN Exploitation Team S31176 September 13, 2010 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, AUS, CAN, G...
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Cable Master List

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Document Date: 2009-07-27Release Date: 2014-11-25
These July 2009 documents provide a full list of the fibre-optic cables GCHQ had access to at that point, including details of location, bandwidth and corporate partners: see the Süddeutsche Zeitung article Snowden-Leaks: How Vodafone-Subsidiary Cable & Wireless Aided GCHQ’s Spying Efforts, 25 November 2014. […]
partner_cables.pdf:  Partner Cable UK? REMEDY GERONTIC DACRON LITTLE PINNAGE STREET CAR VITREOUS Apolo UK IRU/LC DCO IRU/LC IRU/LC IRU/LC CANTAT 3 UK DCO IRU/LC Concerto UK D...

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