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What does the death of Usama bin Laden mean?

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Release Date: 2015-05-18 Document Date: 2011-05-17
In this 17 May 2011 article from the internal newsletter SIDToday, the NSA Signals Intelligence Directorate’s Associate Deputy Director for Counterterrorism, Jon Darby, decribes how the NSA played a “critical” role in the raid in bon Laden’s Abbottabad compound: see the Intercept article What the Snowden Files Say About the Osama Bin Laden Raid, 18 […]
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHES I P0SS1BLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Friday, 09 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agcncv-all Emails • SID-all Emails ...
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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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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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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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About the Virtual Private Network SIGDev Working Group...

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-05-12
A brief description of a working group focused on monitoring and helping to exploit virtual private networks, or VPNs. Established in 2004, the working group publishes regular "VPN Target Activity Reports" on dozens of countries and organizations around the world. "These reports may help you exploit targets' VPNs more successfully," the chair of the working group writes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) About the Virtual Private Network SIGDev Working Group... FROM: Chair NSA VPN WG, Ad...
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SIGINT Obtains Details of Usama bin Laden Message to Top al-Qa’ida Leader in Iraq

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Release Date: 2015-05-18 Document Date: 2007-07-18
This 18 July 2007 article from internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the interception of a message from Osama bin Laden, which was not transmitted through electronic channels: see the Intercept article What the Snowden Files Say About the Osama Bin Laden Raid, 18 May 2015.
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHES I P0SS1BLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Friday, 09 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agcncv-all Emails • SID-all Emails ...
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From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) – part 1

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Release Date: 2016-05-11 Document Date: 2005-03-10
This SIDToday article from 10 March 2005 details the experiences of Eric Fair, a US interrogator in Iraq who went on to work for the NSA. In his memoirs, published in 2016, Fair admits self-censoring in order not to disclose his moral qualms to colleagues: see the Intercept article The Secret NSA Diary of an […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) -- part 1 FROM: Eric Fai...
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Exploiting Foreign Lawful Intercept (LI) Roundtable

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Release Date: 2015-09-29 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This NSA presentation from 2012 discusses techniques for subverting “lawful intercept” systems used abroad: see the Intercept article A Death in Athens: Did a Rogue NSA Operation Cause the Death of a Greek Telecom Employee?, 29 September 2015.
2012-lawful-intercept-redacted2-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY (S//SI//REL) Exploiting Foreign Lawful Intercept (LI) Roundtable S31122 TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY...
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For Media Mining, the Future is Now!

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2006-08-01
This 1 August 2006 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes advances in the agency’s text-to-speech capability: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015. sidtoday-future-is-now-final
(U) For Media Mining, the Future Is Now! FROM: Human Language Technology (S23) Run Date: 08/01/2006 (TS//SI) In the first article on the Human Language Technology Program Management Offi...
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Meet the Central Command

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-21
NSA personnel are integrated with U.S. Central Command at the Tampa headquarters and in deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, and other locations. Gen. John Abizaid says the NSA relationship with CENTCOM is “excellent.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Meet the Central Command FROM: CENTCOM Account Manager (S113) Run Date: 10/21/2005 (U) C...
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NSA's Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-07
The United States’s signals intelligence relationship with Turkey started with a 1949 verbal agreement between the CIA and Turkey’s intelligence organization. As of 2005, 40 NSA staffers in Ankara provide technical assistance, training, and support to Turkey’s military and civilian intelligence agencies. Although the NSA’s overt operations in Turkey ceased in 1993, covert SIGINT collection by NSA/CIA Special Collection Service continues from sites in Istanbul and Ankara.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) NSA's Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership FROM: (S//SI) Country Desk Officer (CDO) Tur...
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Boundless Informant heat maps

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Release Date: 2013-06-11 Document Date: 2013-03-26
These undated heat maps show the number of pieces of communications data the NSA gathers per country in a particular 30 day period, divided into telephony (DNR) and internet (DNI) metadata. Details in the second map refer to a period in January 2013 and third to a period ending in February the same year: see […]
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The Special Operations Command -- 'The Quiet Professionals'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-27
The origins of U.S. Special Operations Command are described. NSA staff have a presence at the command to provide signals intelligence and other services. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) The Special Operations Command -- 'The Quiet Professionals' FROM: USSOCOM Account Manager...
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Ambassador Wendy Sherman Speaks on North Korea

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-04
Ambassador Sherman believes that North Korea will continue its nuclear program or may have already succeeded in developing weapons. SIGINT on the issue was "absolutely indispensable" and "critical for arms control and verification."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Ambassador Wendy Sherman Speaks on North Korea<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<b...
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EP-3E Collision: Cryptologic Damage Assessment and Incident Review

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Release Date: 2017-04-10 Document Date: 2001-07-01
A joint US Navy and NSA report, prepared three months after a US spy plane was forced to crash land in China, assesses the degree to which surveillance secrets were compromised: see the Intercept article Burn After Reading: Snowden Documents Reveal Scope of Secrets Exposed to China in 2001 Spy Plane Incident, 10 April 2017. […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN//X1 EP-3E Collision: Cryptologic Damage Assessment and Incident Review Final Report Prepared by the EP-3 Cryptologic Assessment Team July 2001 Classifie...
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Intro to the VPN Exploitation Process

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2010-09-13
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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Turkey and the PKK

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Release Date: 2014-08-31 Document Date: 2005-12-05
This post dated 20 December 2005, taken from the NSA’s internal newslatter Foreign Affairs Digest, describes the assistance rendered to Turkey against Kurdish nationalists, particularly the PKK, and describes the difficulties of reconciling this with US strategic interests in Iraq: see the Intercept article How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels, 31 August 2014. […]
dynamic: page - HIGHEST possible classification js TOP SECRET // SI tTK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Turkey and the PKK FROM: FAD's Central/Ea stern Europe Office (DP13) Run Date: ...
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SINIO Summer Seminar Intelligence in the Wake of the Iraq WMD NIE

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-14
The senior intelligence officer for weapons of mass destruction proliferation will speak at a brown bag seminar on the topic: “If the Intelligence Community was so wrong about Iraq, how can the IC’s WMD assessments on North Korea and Iran be trusted?”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Intelligence in the Wake of the Iraq WMD NIE FROM: Marilyn Mai...
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Area Studies Seminar: U.S. Foreign and Security Policy

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-06
Africa south of the Sahara will be the focus of a seminar offered by the NSA Cryptologic School.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Area Studies Seminar: U.S. Foreign and Security Policy FROM: SINIO Council Unknown ...
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From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) -- part 1

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-10
The author, Eric Fair, wrote this article in March 2005 about his experience working as an interrogator at Abu Ghraib in Iraq in 2003. This is a watered-down account of his experience. In 2016 he wrote a memoir explaining what happened in more detail, though it is redacted. See reporting from Cora Currier to learn more: https://theintercept.com/2016/05/11/the-secret-nsa-diary-of-an-abu-ghraib-interrogator/
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) -part 1 FROM: Eric Fair Intelligen...
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Is NSA Correctly Postured Against the Most Critical Missions?

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-09
Signals Intelligence Directorate leadership decides where to expend the most resources based on the SIGINT Mission List. The list includes 15 critical functional missions -- each of which has an area of focus and an area in which SID decides not to devote as much attention, thus accepting some amount of risk. China, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, and Russia are "regarded as 'trump cards'" and can take priority over any one of these missions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Is NSA Correctly Postured Against the Most Critical Missions? FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA...
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Coming Soon to GCHQ Reports: Source Descriptors

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-01
As the result of critical findings from the U.K. inquiry on intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Iraq war, GCHQ will be adding to all intelligence reports "Intelligence Source Descriptors," which describe the access, identity, and reliability of sources. At first, only intelligence on Iran will be involved, and the feature will be expanded later. There are no plans to use a similar program on NSA reports.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Coming Soon to GCHQ Reports: Source Descriptors FROM: Reporting Policy and Guidance...
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1999 Agreement between the US and Israel

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Release Date: 2014-08-04 Document Date: 1999-07-15
This agreement, dated 15 July 1999, includes a preamble describing the development of signals intelligence cooperation between the US and Israel since the 1950s: see the Intercept article Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack, 4 August 2014.
TOP S E C R E T/HVCCO 1. (S) preamblei in 1968 President Johnson and Prime Minister Eshkol agreed that an intelligence exchange would take place between the United States and Israel. This und...
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Part III of Remembrance of NSA Thanksgivings Past...

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-24
The Thanksgiving dinner series ends with the story of a lone American eating an MRE, or meal ready-to-eat, on a mountaintop in Albania. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Part III of Remembrance of NSA Thanksgivings Past... FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown ...
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Turkey and the PKK

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-20
The U.S. must strike a delicate balance in its support of Turkey: It aids Turkey’s internal struggle against the PKK, or the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, while trying to dissuade Turkey from attacking the PKK’s presence across the Turkish border in Iraq. NSA signals intelligence support to Turkey includes tracking PKK members’ handsets while in Turkey and helping to track PKK financiers. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Turkey and the PKK FROM: FAD's Central/Eastern Europe Office (DP13) Run Date: 12/20/2005...
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'RAC'-ing and Stacking Customer Information Needs

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-27
The Requirements Analysis Center collects and analyzes metrics on customer information needs, provides reports on these information needs by geographic targets and/or topics, and helps determine whether there are gaps between signals intelligence needs and responses. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) 'RAC'-ing and Stacking Customer Information Needs FROM: , , Requirements Analysis...
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IAI Essay Contest Winners

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-26
Winners of the annual essay contest of the International Affairs Institute, one of NSA's learned organizations, are announced.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) IAI Essay Contest Winners<br>FROM: Brenda Martineau<br>International Affairs In...
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The International Affairs Institute

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-07-20
Description of the International Affairs Institute and the various activities, contests, and speakers it hosts.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The International Affairs Institute<br>FROM:<br>International Affairs Institute...
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CAPT Joseph Rochefort Career Language Award Winners

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-05
Language award winners are announced.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) CAPT Joseph Rochefort Career Language Award Winners<br>FROM: SIGINT Communicatio...

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