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A&P Leaders Convene in Texas

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-17
Senior leaders from Analysis & Production met to discuss crucial issues and visited the NSA Texas facility.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) A&P Leaders Convene in Texas FROM: Carl Johnson SID/Deputy Director for Analysis & Produc...
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Happenings at NSA/CSS Hawaii

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-25
The Hawaii Signals Intelligence Directorate (formerly known as the Kunia Regional Security Operations Center) has new leadership: Col. Mark Westergren as director and Sally Holcomb as deputy director. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Happenings at NSA/CSS Hawaii FROM: Colonel Mark Westergren, USAF Director, NSA/CSS Hawaii...
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Rock Drills: Not Just for Military Planning Anymore

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-22
Rock Drills, which are rehearsals of missions, originally received that name because military commanders would often use rocks to represent different units. Now known as ROC (Rehearsal of Concept) Drills, they are "adversary-driven scenarios" used by the NSA to test plans for operations.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Rock Drills: Not Just for Military Planning Anymore FROM: Capt Gavin West (USMC) Mi...
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Spanning The Globe...Misawa to Menwith Hill: Part 2

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-10-23
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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Bob Blackwell Joins A&P

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-23
A new assistant deputy director comes to SID from a long career at the CIA.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET SI TK REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(C) Bob Blackwell Joins <br><br>FROM: Bob Blackwell<br>Assistant Deputy Director for Analysi...
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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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Is NSA Going Deaf? What Is ‘Golf Cart Reporting’? — An Interview With REDACTED

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-19
This 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday features an interview with the deputy chief of the Middle East and North Africa product line. In light of a personnel shortage, he believes that new communications technology presents an advantage to the NSA, as the agency can spy on more intimate, firsthand communications from targets: […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Is NSA Going Deaf?WhatIs 'Golf Cart Reporting'? -- An Interview With MENA's FR...
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The International Security Issues Build-Out

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Release Date: 2013-12-02 Document Date: 2012-11-09
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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Success Against al-Zarqawi's Group in Northern Iraq (repost)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-29
Repost: A tool called “Quadra Spectre,” developed and deployed in Iraq, correlates text messages and provides “near real-time” location data on suspected insurgents, cutting “days of painstaking analysis to mere hours” and creating a “snowball effect” that helped lead, over 90 days in northern Iraq, to the killing or capture of “134 high-level insurgents and countless associates.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) Success Against al-Zarqawi's Group in Northern Iraq (repost) FROM: CPT , USA CST Stryker ...
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Is NSA Going Deaf? What Is 'Golf Cart Reporting'? -- An Interview With REDACTED

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-19
SIDtoday interviews the deputy chief of the Middle East and North Africa product line. His team faces a personnel shortage and has to creatively onboard new staff who receive little training. He believes that new communications technology presents an advantage to the NSA, as the agency can spy on more intimate, firsthand communications from targets.  
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Is NSA Going Deaf? What Is 'Golf Cart Reporting'? -- An Interview With MENA's FROM: ...
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Mil-to-Mil Conference Addresses Coalition Operations

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-15
Representatives from the NSA, military, and Five Eyes partners met to discuss signals intelligence support for military coalition operations.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Mil-to-Mil Conference Addresses Coalition Operations FROM: FAD's Multinational/Second Pa...
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The Collection Strategies and Requirements Center (CSRC) Realigns

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-26
The Collection Strategies and Requirements Center has realigned functions and personnel to better serve as the “front door” for data acquisition throughout the NSA and with external partners. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) The Collection Strategies and Requirements Center (CSRC) Realigns FROM: Data Acquis...
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Birth of the Cryptologic Support Teams

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-19
In March 2004, the Army visited the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade requesting more signals intelligence capability in the field. Previously, the NSA had provided support at the unit or headquarter level, but the Army requested unit-level deployments. After much internal debate about training and resources required, the NSA began deploying an additional 25 staff to Iraq every six months as "Cryptologic Support Teams." The Army credits the NSA with "countless mission successes."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Birth of the Cryptologic Support Teams FROM: John E. Hill Future Operations Branch,...
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Media Leaks - Part 1

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-28
NSA refers to media leaks as “cryptologic insecurities.” This article lists several examples from 2000-2002 (from CBS News, “New York Times Daily News,” the Washington Times, and WorldNetDaily) along with damage assessments and follow-on actions, like reporting to the DOJ and requesting an FBI investigation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Media Leaks - Part 1<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 07/2...
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Finding Nuggests — Quickly — in a Heap of Voice Collection, From Mexico to Afghanistan

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2011-05-25
This 25 May 2011 post from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday describes the agency’s development of speech to text technology: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015.
(S//SI//REL) Finding Nuggets -- Quickly — in a Heap of Voice Collection, From Mexico to Afghanistan FROM: (U//FOUO)^^^^^^| Senior Technical Development Program — Class of 2010, and Intell...
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The ROC: NSA’s Epicenter for Computer Network Operations

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Release Date: 2015-01-17 Document Date: 2006-09-06
This 6 September 2006 post from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday describes the role of a Remote Operations Center: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
SIDToday - The ROC: NSA's Epicenter for Computer Network Operations DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) The ROC: N...
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Classification guide for the NSA/CSS Target Exploitation (TAREX) program

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Release Date: 2014-10-10 Document Date: 2012-02-06
This 2012 classification guide details the NSA’s human intelligence (TAREX) operations: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.
SECRET//SI//NOFORN NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR THE NSA/CSS TARGET EXPLOITATION (TAREX) PROGRAM 2-52 Effective Date: 6 February 2012...
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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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What's Happening at NSA/CSS Georgia

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-09
An update about what’s been going on at Fort Gordon at NSA/CSS Georgia, including the third annual Iranian Target Development conference and growth in the counternarcotics mission, including collaborations with the Drug Enforcement Agency and CIA in Afghanistan, and counterproliferation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) What's Happening at NSA/CSS Georgia FROM: D/Chief of Staff, Directorate of Operati...
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Appointment of a New NSA/CSS Senior Intelligence Authority

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-05
NSA Analysis & Production leaders have been appointed to develop the analytic workforce of the future. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Appointment of a New NSA/CSS Senior Intelligence Authority FROM: Carl Johnson SID/Deputy ...
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Can 'Motor City' Manufacture Some Arabic Language Assistance for NSA?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-15
A secure language analysis center is being built on a military base near Detroit, in an effort to recruit fully qualified Arabic language analysts from the large Arabic-speaking population in the area. Of the top 47 who had passed the language tests, however, eight were removed from consideration after security investigations. Of the others, “a number will require significant and lengthy investigation that may not sufficiently resolve the identified issues.” The facility, scheduled for completion in January 2006, would accommodate up to 85 linguists.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Can 'Motor City' Manufacture Some Arabic Language Assistance for NSA? FROM: Cindy Far...
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Monthly Update: What's Happening in CRD

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-13
The Customer Relationships Directorate serves to "deliver the right information in the right format to the right customers" in the intelligence community, government, and the military. Several divisions have restructured to meet the NSA's changing information-sharing needs.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Monthly Update: What's Happening in CRD FROM: SID/Deputy Director for Customer Relationsh...
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The Crypto-Linguistic Association

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-07-05
An overview of the Crypto-Linguistic Association's activities, which include a speaker series, an annual banquet and awards ceremony, a foreign-language lending library, a book swap, and a film festival.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) The Crypto-Linguistic Association FROM: Anita H. Kulman President, CLA Run Date: 07/05/20...
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More on the S2 Redesign

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-05-24
S2 has begun to implement the leadership changes described in the previous article about the Analysis and Production Directorate redesign.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) More on the S2 Redesign FROM: Carl Johnson SID/Deputy Director for Analysis & Produ...
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'Odd Jobs' Before NSA (part 1)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-01
Prior to joining the NSA, Signals Intelligence Directorate staffers had a slew of unconventional job titles, including professional baseball player, gravedigger, McDonald’s party host, and paint-by-number vetter. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) 'Odd Jobs' Before NSA (part 1) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 09/01/2005 ...
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A Very Southern City

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-11
A civilian employee at a facility in Augusta, Georgia, describes the city and surrounding area, where "it is not unusual to see a rebel jack or an old Georgia state flag." The facility, a regional security operations center, has seen increased work since 9/11 due to targets in Iraq and Afghanistan.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) A Very Southern City FROM: GRSOC, J303 Run Date: 02/11/2005 A civilian who "got in on th...

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