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DEFIANTWARRIOR and the NSA’s Use of Bots

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Release Date: 2015-01-17 Document Date: 2010-05-24
This 24 May 2010 NSA presentation describes the ways the agency uses botnets (“bot herding”): see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, FVEY DEFIANTWARRIO R 7 / //and the ; NSA's Uè^ojÆotá/ Overall Classification: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL FVEY Current As Of: 24 May 2010 Derived From: NSA/CSS...
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To Nab Afghan Nemesis, German Forces Launch Rare Take-Down Operation; US SIGINT Provides Key Support

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2009-06-12
This 12 June 2009 post from NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter recounts a German/Afghan targeted operation and its support from the agency: see the Der Spiegel article Obama’s Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan, 28 December 2014.
SIDToday - To Nab Afghan Nemesis, German Forces Launch Rare Take-Down Operation; U.S. SIGINT Prov... DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS C...
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SIGINT Seniors Making History – in a Good Way

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-02
This 2005 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the conclusions of a meeting of the SIGINT Seniors group – the participants committed the 12 nations to deploy a tactical communications system in Afghanistan and build on the successful partnership during the Athens Olympics Games in advance of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT Seniors Making History - in a Good Way FROM: FAD's MultiNational/Second P...
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SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2010-08-12
This 12 August 2010 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the outcomes of the annual Sigint Seniors Europe (SSEURP) conference, which agreed in principle to increase information sharing: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing on Afghanistan, CT, Piracy, and ...
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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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November 11th: A Day Dedicated to Peace

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-10
Members of the military and veterans are thanked and remembered on Veterans Day. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) November 11th: A Day Dedicated to Peace FROM: CW4 , USA SIGINT Director's Military Crypto...
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Procedures for the dissemination by NSA to foreign governments of information from FISA electronic surveillance or physical search carried out by the FBI

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Release Date: 2014-03-12 Document Date: 2002-08-20
This 20 August 2002 memo from US Attorney General John Ashcroft refers to the “modified minimization procedures” now in operation following the FISA Court’s “Raw Take” order of 22 July 2002 and expands on that order by allowing the sharing of information with foreign governments without the need for authorisation to be sought: see the […]
SECRET//X1 This document found at: I:\J3\J34\FISA\fbi.doc I:\J3\NDD\FISA\ fbi.doc Office of the Attorney CjeneraC 'Washington, <D.C- 20530 PROCEDURES FOR THE DISSEMINATION BY NS A T...
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Conference Eyes Data Flow Among Second Parties

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-16
The Five Eyes partners held a conference to discuss the standardization of data formats to ease the exchange of voice, text, fax, and digital network intelligence.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Conference Eyes Data Flow Among Second Parties<br>FROM: <br>Chief, Data Flow an...
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SIGINT Architecture (Of the Bricks and Mortar Variety)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-12
SIDtoday readers are offered a quiz on their knowledge of foreign signals intelligence agency headquarters. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT Architecture (Of the Bricks and Mortar Variety) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknow...
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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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Conference on Organized Crime Held This Week

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-05-23
Recap of a conference on cross-border criminal activities, including trafficking in drugs, people, and weapons, as well as money laundering. Experts from academia, intelligence, and law enforcement communities provided briefings.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Conference on Organized Crime Held This Week<br>FROM:<br>SINIO for Interna...
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Transnational DNI Training

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Release Date: 2018-03-01
This undated NSA instructional presentation, along with instructor’s notes, provides a briefing on metadata sharing between the Five Eyes: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.
TOPSECRET//COMINT/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 (U) Instructional Content/Activities (U) Instructor Notes - (U) This lesson will provide you with an overview of sensitive ...
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Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia Pacific Takes Step Forward

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-05-11
This 2007 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes CRUSHED ICE, a new tool for sharing terrorist voice communications between members of the Sigint Seniors Asia group: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia-Pacific Region Takes Step Forward FROM: ...
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CROSSHAIR – Foreign Partners Filling HF/DF Gaps for the US

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2005-02-24
This 24 February 2005 article from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest describes third party cooperation and interoperability in High Frequency Direction-Finding (HFDF): see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 April 2017.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) CROSSHAIR -- Foreign Partners Filling HF/DF Gaps for the US FROM: Corporate HF S...
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Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW Analyst Conference

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-09
The NSA held a conference for analysts from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia who work on intelligence relating to chemical and biological weapons.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW Analyst Conference FROM: SIGINT ...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Canada’s Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2013-04-03
This largely redacted information paper from NSA’s Central Security Service dated 3 April 2013 details the current state of the agency’s cooperative relationship with its Canadian counterpart: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL USA, FVEY National Security Agency/ 3 April 2013 Central Security Service Information Paper Subject: (U//FOUO) NSA Intelligence Relationship with Canada’s Commun...
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All EYES on the Counterintelligence Conference

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-25
The second Five Eyes conference on counterintelligence issues presented a "marked change" from the first conference in attitude and productivity.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) All EYES on the Counterintelligence Conference FROM: Mary Jo Coyner Production Mana...
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What Happened to the United States Customs Service? (part 1)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-18
The author explains the transition of the former U.S. Customs Service into the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement within the new Department of Homeland Security.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) What Happened to the United States Customs Service? (part 1)<br>FROM:<br>NSA Re...
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NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-08
NSA hosted a conference on cryptanalytic support to law enforcement for partners from all Five Eyes countries, including representatives from general counsel, policy, cryptanalytic offices, and representatives of FBI, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the UK's National Technical Assistance Center.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement<br>FROM:<br>Exploitation Ope...
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Communications Security Establishment (CSE) - Our Good Neighbor to the North

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-08-07
Communications Security Establishment, the Canadian spy agency, shares a history with NSA dating back to World War II. The article explains what CSE (now CSEC) brings to the SIGINT partnership, including unique access because of Canada’s geography and technical niches.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Communications Security Establishment (CSE) - Our Good<br>Neighbor to the North<...
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CATAPULT: A Bilateral Data Port

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-05-08
This describes CATAPULT, a prototype of a data portal for sharing SIGINT product between NSA and second-party partners, based on a Canadian project that uses an XML-based standard format.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(C//SI) CATAPULT: A Bilateral Data Port<br>FROM:<br>Deputy Chief, Customer Relations...
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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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Second Party National Identity Rules, continued

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Release Date: 2015-03-08 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This extract from a 2012 NSA document detailing how different Five Eyes countries define their own nationals shows that the GCSB allowed itself the right to surveil the governments of the Cook Islands and Nuie “but not their citizens”: see the Sunday Star Times article Snowden files: Inside Waihopai’s domes, 8 March 2015.
SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (U) Second Party National Identity Rules, Continued Section B.4. - (U) New Zealand: Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) B.4.1. (U) Governmen...
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National Information Assurance Research Laboratory (NIARL) Newsletter – September 2008

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2008-09-01
This September 2008 newsletter from the National Information Assurance Research Laboratory (NIARL), an unit within the NSA’s Research Directorate gives an indication of the agency’s progress with cryptanalysis – which, with “only a handful of in-house techniques” – appears to be modest: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20320108 September 2008 Edition ■ (U) Message from the NIARL Director: (U//FOUO) Welcome to the September 2008 edition of the National ...
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Third Party Partners

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Release Date: 2013-12-08
This short excerpt from an NSA document shows that nine European States – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden – have a second-tier ‘third party’ relationship with the agency: see the SVT article NSA “asking for” specific exchanges from FRA – Secret treaty since 1954, 8 December 2013.
* (S//SI. REU) SSEU’R. members are the Five Eyes nations (Australia, Canada. New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States] and the following Tliird Party partners: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germ...
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Intelligence Need Released to Third Parties

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-16
The NSA released its first-ever "intelligence need" ”” a request for assistance in collecting signals intelligence from Second and Third Party partners ”” in monitoring a specific information target relating to the Iraqi election. An Italian partner responded with an extensive report.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Intelligence Need Released to Third Parties FROM: formerly of FAD's SID Operations...
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Korea, Singapore, and Thailand Agree to Join Pacific Collaboration Against Terrorism

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-27
At a meeting at the end of 2004, Korea, Singapore, and Thailand agreed to join with the Five Eyes partners in collaboration against terrorism in the Pacific region.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) Korea, Singapore, and Thailand Agree to Join Pacific Collaboration Against Terrorism FROM...
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CANSLOW Can't Slow Down!

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-20
A description of CANSLOW, the NSA's Canadian Special Liaison Office within Canada's Communications Security Establishment intelligence agency.
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI/ TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR N2L (U) CANSLOW Can’t Slow Down! FROM: _ Deputy" laison cer - CANSLOW Run Date: 12/...
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SIGINT Seniors Making History - in a Good Way

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-02
The SIGINT Seniors conference includes signals intelligence leaders from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. At the 2005 conference, the participants committed the 12 nations to deploy a tactical communications system in Afghanistan and build on the successful partnership during the Athens Olympics Games in advance of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy and the FIFA World Cup in Germany.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT Seniors Making History - in a Good Way FROM: FAD's MultiNational/Second Party Offi...
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MGQ, Where Are You?

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-07
The director of the NSA met with his Canadian counterpart as part of an annual set of meetings.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) MGQ, Where Are You?<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 04/0...

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