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BYZANTINE HADES: An Evolution of Collection

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Release Date: 2015-01-17 Document Date: 2010-06-01
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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The International Security Issues Build-Out

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2006-05-17
This section of a 17 May 2006 article from an internal NSA newsletter makes it clear that Japanese foreign policy and trade activities are surveillance targets for the agency: 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 7 REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) The International Seemin’ Issues Build-Out Global Capabilities Manager. ISI (S2C) Ru...
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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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Back in Time: The KAL-007 Shootdown

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2006-07-19
This 19 July 2006 article from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs digest explains the ramifications of the Soviet attack on Korean Airlines flight 007 in 1983 for US-Japanese intelligence cooperation: 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 (U) Back in Time: The KAL-007 Shootdown FROM: the Foreign Affairs Digest Unknown Run...
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Protocol note for Japan visit

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Release Date: 2018-05-19 Document Date: 2013-01-01
This undated NSA protocol note provides a short briefing for a visit to the agency’s Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs by his Japanese counterpart, due to happen sometime after January 2013: see the Intercept article The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency, 19 May 2018.
SECRET//NOFORN Clearances: Accompanying NSA/CSS Senior: Photographer: Memento Presented: Uniform of the Day: Purpose of Visit: Justification for Directorate Involvement: Ex...
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Current State of and Proposed Future Cooperation with Japan

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Release Date: 2018-05-19 Document Date: 2013-01-14
This internal assessment from the NSA dated 14 January 2013 analyses Japan’s progress towards its cyber defense goals and domestic barriers to progress ahead of a planned US-Japanese Memorandum of Understanding due to be signed that year: see the Intercept article The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency, 19 May 2018.
SECRET//SI//NOFORN TOPIC: (S//SI//REL TO USA, JPN) Current State of and Proposed Future Cooperation with Japan on SIGINT-enabled Cyber Defense and the development of a Japanese National Cyber ...
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Classification Guide for SIGINT Material Dating from 16 August 1945 – 31 December 1967

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Release Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2011-11-21
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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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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NSA Washington Mission

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2006-01-01
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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WORDGOPHER

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2009-01-01
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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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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NSA High Frequency (HF) Collaboration efforts with Japan

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2013-01-02
This internal briefing dated 2 January 2013 provides talking points for the NSA Director on restoring Japanese participation in the CROSSFIRE programme, which had stopped in 2009: see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 April 2017.
SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN (S//REL TO USA, FVEY) Topic: NSA High Frequency (HF) Collaboration efforts with Japan (S//REL TO USA, FVEY) Background: For many years, NSA collaborated with the DFS on...
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NSA Assistance to Japanese Directorate for SIGINT in Developing Capabilities to Provide SIGINT Support to CND

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2013-01-29
This internal briefing dated 29 January 2013 provides talking points for the NSA Director on improving cooperation with Japan in the cyber realm : see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 April 2017.
SECRET//SI//NOFORN (S//REL TO USA, JPN) Topic: NSA Assistance to Japanese Directorate for SIGINT in Developing Capabilities to Provide SIGINT Support to CND. (U) Background: (S//NF) The J...
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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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NSA Liaison in Tokyo Opens New Office

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2010-10-23
This 23 October 2010 article from the internal NSA newsletter FAD Digest describes how US-Japanese intelligence cooperation has begun to operate more openly: 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) NSA Liaison in Tokyo Opens New Office FROM: SUSLAJ Chief of Staff Run...
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QUANTUMTHEORY

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Release Date: 2014-03-12 Document Date: 2010-01-01
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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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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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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An Easy Way to Win: Using SIGINT to Learn about New Viruses (Project Camberdada)

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Release Date: 2015-06-22 Document Date: 2010-01-01
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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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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