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Special-Delivery SIGINT: How NSA Got Reports to US Negotiators In Time for Them To Be of Value

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2007-07-13
This 13 July 2007 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes how the agency surveilled the Japanese delegation at the 59th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, with the help of their New Zealand partner: 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 (S//SI//REL) Special-Delivery SIGINT: How NSA Got Reports to US Negotiators In Time for Th...
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Interview with... Charlie Meals, Signals Intelligence Deputy Director

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-13
In an interview, the deputy director describes his early days in the NSA's "weather shop," decrypting Soviet weather reports.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Interview with... Charlie Meals, Signals Intelligence<br>Deputy Director<...
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New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-18
"DISTANTFOCUS," a system mounted on Predator drones in the global war on terrorism, brings "the dawn of a new era" for signals intelligence and precision geolocation. Operators at the NSA headquarters have been remotely receiving encrypted real-time audio and geolocation data from U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility since December 2004.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism FROM: Technical Advisor, Targe...
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Reinvigorated Pacific Technical Center Set to Grow

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-15
New infusion of manpower into the Pacific Theater: Several vacancies are available at Yokota Air Base, Misawa, Tokyo, and Okinawa.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Reinvigorated Pacific Technical Center Set to Grow<br>FROM: SIGINT Communi...
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Korea ROCK DRILL 4 Outshines the Sun In Hawaii

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-02-09
The Korea Issue Management Team held a rock drill in Hawaii designed to test the cryptologic system's capabilities in a war on the Korean peninsula. The scenario was a North Korean attack on South Korea.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Korea ROCK DRILL 4 Outshines the Sun In Hawaii<br>FROM:<br>Data Acquisition...
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What’s NSA’s Reputation Among Third Parties? What are the Japanese Like as SIGINTers?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2008-11-19
This 19 November 2008 article from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday presents an interview with the head of US Special Liaison Activity Japan (SUSLAJ), who describes Japan’s reluctance to participate in multinational SIGINT fora and historic agency operations in Pakistan and the Philippines: see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) What's NSA's Reputation Among Third Parties? What Are the Japanese Like as ...
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How Japanese SIGINTers Helped NSA

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-05-06
Japan’s Directorate for SIGNIT, or DFS, found the replacement for a signal that benefited “many organizations” in the U.S. intelligence community but disappeared in 2002 or 2003. To honor this discovery, the NSA allowed DFS to name the new signal.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) How Japanese SIGINTers Helped NSA FROM: FAD's Asia/Trans-Asia Office (DP15) Run Date:...
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'Fourth of July Abroad' Tales (part 2)

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-07-01
SIDtoday readers tell more stories about Fourth of July celebrations overseas.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) 'Fourth of July Abroad' Tales (part 2) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 07/0...
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Interview with... Carl Johnson, Assistant Deputy Director for Customer Relationships (S1)

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-22
A senior SID official is interviewed about his career at the agency. His most memorable experience was managing the emergency landing of a U.S. Navy spy plane in China in 2001.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Interview with... Carl Johnson, Assistant Deputy Director<br>for Customer...
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Korea ROCK DRILL 5 Shatters Seoul's Morning Calm

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-19
Rock Drill 5 tested the cryptologic capability for an allied counteroffensive into North Korea. It was the first exercise of its type to be held with a third-party partner, South Korea's Defense Security Agency.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Korea ROCK DRILL 5 Shatters Seoul's Morning Calm<br>FROM: the North Korea I...
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The Partnership Dissemination Cell - Information Sharing With Third Party SIGINT Partners (repost)

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-01
Description of the Partnership Dissemination Cell, the office responsible for sharing SIGINT with third-party partners, including Turkey, Japan, South Korea, and Jordan.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S) The Partnership Dissemination Cell - Information Sharing With<br>Third Party SIG...
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SINIO Strategic Intelligence Seminar: Growing Pains: US, ROK, Japan

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-19
Invitation to a seminar on issues in East Asia and the Pacific.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) SINIO Strategic Intelligence Seminar: Growing Pains: US,<br>ROK, Japan<br...
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Charlie Meals Opens New Engineering Support Facility in Japan

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-21
The NSA opened an engineering support facility at Yokota Air Base in Japan. The $6.6 million facility, paid for almost entirely by the Japanese government, produces and repairs antennas for NSA operations across the globe.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) Charlie Meals Opens New Engineering Support Facility in Japan<br>FROM: <br>Paci...
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Shift to Software Demodulation in Misawa Expands Collection, Saves Money

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2009-03-23
This 23 March 2009 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes technological advances at the NSA facility in Misawa, Japan and progress towards the Agency’s goal of “collecting it all”: 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 (S//SI//REL) Shift to Software Demodulation in Misawa Expands Collection, Saves Money FRO...
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Joining S3: An Interview with Rick Ledgett

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-23
The new assistant deputy director for data acquisition answers questions about his career, his recent tour at Pacific Command, and plans for his management role. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Joining S3: An Interview with Rick Ledgett FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run ...
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Silent Success: SIGINT Synergy Helps Shape US Foreign Policy

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Release Date: 2013-08-02 Document Date: 2010-08-30
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.
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OIG Inspection and Audit Schedule for 2004 Unveiled

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-01-08
The NSA's Office of the Inspector General releases its audit and inspection schedule for 2004.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) OIG Inspection and Audit Schedule for 2004 Unveiled<br>FROM: SIGINT Commu...
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A PCS That Is Hard to Beat

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-08
An intelligence analyst with experience in weapons and space is needed for a foreign liaison officer position in Yokota, Japan. The posting warns that "air pollution, particularly in summer months, can be severe."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) A PCS That Is Hard to Beat<br>FROM:<br>Chief of Operations, DSRJ<br>Run Date: 0...
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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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Spanning The Globe...Misawa to Menwith Hill: Part 1

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-10-22
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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SID Around the World: Life in the Field

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-07-02
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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US, Japan Now Exchanging Collection From Reconnaissance Missions

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2007-03-13
This 13 March 2007 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes cooperation between the US and Japan in sharing information from airborne reconnaissance: 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 (S//SI//REL) US, Japan Now Exchanging Collection from Reconnaissance Missions FROM: Airbo...
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NSA SIGINT Site Relocated in Japan: The Story Behind the Move

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2007-03-16
This 16 March 2007 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the move of an NSA facility on Okinawa to bases in the United States in accordance with a bilateral agreement. Expenses were paid by the Japanese government: see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) NSA SIGINT Site Relocated in Japan: The Story Behind the Move FROM: Tec...
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Japanese SIGINT Organization Hosts Russian Analytic Conference

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-06
DFS, the Japanese equivalent of the NSA, hosted a conference to discuss capabilities against Russian targets, including DFS’s ability to track Russian nuclear submarines 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Japanese SIGINT Organization Hosts Russian Analytic Conference FROM: NSA/CSS Japan R...
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Passing on Target Expertise... IT Support... Averting an Assassination -- An Interview with REDACTED

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-13
The chief of intelligence security issues describes an exciting career, which began with averting an assassination attempt against a congressional delegation by narco-insurgents in Asia. In the chief's opinion, the NSA needs better IT tools and functionalities, from web access to better PCs.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Passing on Target Expertise... IT Support... Averting an<br>Assassination -- An...
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Korea ROCK DRILL 7 Opens Eyes

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-17
The May 2005 Rock Drill in Seoul tested the cryptologic system in exercise scenarios of defending South Korea from attack and warning of North Korea's collapse.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Korea ROCK DRILL 7 Opens Eyes FROM: and Asia-Pacific Issue Management Team Run Date: 0...
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New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-03
"DISTANTFOCUS," a system mounted on Predator drones in the global war on terrorism, brings "the dawn of a new era" for signals intelligence and precision geolocation. Operators at NSA's headquarters have been remotely receiving encrypted real-time audio and geolocation data from Central Command's area of responsibility since December 2004.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism (repost) FROM: Technical Advis...
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SID Around the World: SIGINT from Paradise (Okinawa)

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-19
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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SIGINT Seniors Pacific Successes Highlighted at Conference

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-03-16
This 2007 post in the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes growing cooperation within the Sigint Seniors Pacific (SSPAC) group on counter-terrorism issues: 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 Seniors Pacific: Successes and Future CT Goals Highlighted at Conferen...
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CROSSHAIR — Foreign Partners Filling HF/DF Gaps for the US

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-24
The U.S. closed a number of High Frequency Direction-Finding sensor sites in the 1990s. To ensure they're able to track signals in areas that had previously been covered by now-shuttered stations, the Signals Intelligence Directorate worked with Second and Third Party partners to share resources and establish a global direction-finding network.
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TCP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) CROSSHAIR — Foreign Partners Filling HF/DF Gaps for the US FROM: Corporai^H^Smlce...

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