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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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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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Tech Strings in Documents (aka Tech Extractor) 2009

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-12-01
This December 2009 NSA presentation explains how keyword selection works within XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
xks-tech-extractor-2009-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA. AUS, CAN, GBR. NZU/20291123 Tech Strings in Documents (aka Tech Extractor) December 2009xks-tech-extractor-2009-p2...
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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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QUANTUMTHEORY success at SARATOGA

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Release Date: 2016-08-19 Document Date: 2011-04-15
This 15 April 2011 article from the NSA’s internal newsletter Special Source Operations News discusses the delivery of malware to a target in Pakistan while they were using Facebook: see the Intercept article The NSA Leak is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm, 19 August 2016.
(TS//SI//NF) DGO Enables Endpoint Implants via QUANTUMTHEORY By [[REDACTED]] on 2011-09-26 1548 (TS//SI//NF) In another example of the emerging collaboration between the Endpoint and Midpoint ...
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SIGINT Development Support II Program Management Review

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Release Date: 2016-08-19 Document Date: 2013-04-24
Four slides taken from a 24 April 2013 NSA presentation detail how SECONDDATE man-in-the-middle attacks were used against targets in Pakistan and Lebanon: see the Intercept article The NSA Leak is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm, 19 August 2016.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN The overall classification of this brief is (U) SIGINT Development Support II Program Management Review ► 24 April 2013 TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN Derived Fro...
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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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What We're Hearing from Customers

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-08
Customer account managers record their knowledge about each customer in a customer relationship management database, which will be made available to everyone on NSAnet in the future. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) What We're Hearing from Customers FROM: Customer Engagement Program Manager (S11) Run Dat...
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All-Source Victory on the High Seas!!

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-04
The U.S. Navy worked with the NSA to find a handset traveling with a shipment of narcotics in the Arabian Sea. The French navy boarded the vessel, seizing 3.5 tons of hashish. But the handset was no longer on board; it was subsequently located on the vessel from which the drugs had been transferred, and the crew of that vessel was also taken into custody.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) All-Source Victory on the High Seas!! FROM: SIGINT Communications and LCDR Victor Spears ...
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The New Breed of SIGINT Reporting

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-25
First Instance Reporting is a new type of reporting that allows “forward-deployed” signals intelligence personnel “to push information out much earlier in the production cycle.” So far, there have been 3,300 such reports, including information about the inspection of uranium processing activities in Iran, Russian government knowledge of a terrorist plot, and others.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) The New Breed of SIGINT Reporting FROM: D/Chief, Field Operations Office, Special Collec...
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India: Support to Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai

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Release Date: 2014-12-21
This extract from an undated NSA document claims that GCHQ surveillance of Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Zarrar Shah “yielded a complete operations plan” for the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks – but only after the plot had succeeded: see the New York Times article In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle, 21 December […]

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Combat Search and Rescue: Menwith Hill Station's Role in Saving Lives

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-23
The Menwith Hill Station takes a direct role in combat search and rescue (CSAR) operations, processing distress transmissions received from troops and sending them to rescue efforts. The station has successfully aided in the rescue of U.S. personnel in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, and participates in CSAR trainings and simulations with U.K. Special Forces.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Combat Search and Rescue: Menwith Hill Station's Role in Saving Lives FROM: MHS Operatio...
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CIA - NSA Analysis Day -- Collaboration in Action

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-27
The CIA-NSA Analysis Day brought 170 CIA analysts and leaders to the NSA for information exchange, and speakers and panels on information sharing and collaboration.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) CIA - NSA Analysis Day -- Collaboration in Action FROM: CRD Account Manager for CI...
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The Geographic Resource Center Has Info You Need: Maps, Data and Research

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-29
The Geographic Resource Center is NSA's map library, which provides hard-copy and digital maps and geographic data to analysts at NSA headquarters and around the world.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Geographic Resource Center Has Info You Need: Maps, Data<br>and Research<br...
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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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The Only Game in Town (part 1)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-15
An intelligence analysis intern describes her tour as NSA counterterrorism representative at the CIA station in Islamabad, where she witnessed the arrests of several dozen terrorists.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Only Game in Town (part 1)<br>FROM:<br>Intelligence Analysis (IA) Intern<br...
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SINIO Summer Seminar Pakistan's Nuclear Force Doctrine and Capabilities

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-24
A seminar about Pakistan’s nuclear weapons will help Signals Intelligence Directorate staff understand the country’s nuclear program.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Pakistan's Nuclear Force Doctrine and Capabilities FROM: Maril...
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IMT Members Make Trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-09
Two members of the Middle East/North Africa/South Asia Issue Managers Team who traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan in May 2004 share a brief update and photos from their trip.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) IMT Members Make Trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan<br>FROM: SIGINT Communicatio...
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SIGINT Helps Hobble the Taleban by Cutting Off Their Livelihood

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2009-02-03
A post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday shows that, as of 2008, “narcotics traffickers were added to the Joint Prioritized Effects List (JPEL) for the first time”: see the Der Spiegel article Obama’s Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan, 28 December 2014.
SIDToday - SIGINT Helps Hobble the Taleban by Cutting Off Their Livelihood DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL • SIDtodav A...
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X-KEYSCORE as a SIGDEV tool

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-01-01
This 2009 NSA presentation describes some of the plug ins available and the way the tool relates to other NSA methods for searching internet metadata, with XKeyScore having the broadest capability: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
xks-as-a-sigdev-tool-p1-normal.gif: X-KEYSCORE as a SIGDEV tool 2009 ■EBTxks-as-a-sigdev-tool-p2-normal.gif: What is X-KEYSCORE?xks-as-a-sigdev-tool-p3-normal.gif: TOP SECRET//COMINT//ORC...
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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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Counterterrorism Analytic Working Group Meets in Madrid

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-08-01
This 2007 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes the 11th annual meeting of the Sigint Seniors Counterterrorism (SISECT) Analytic Working Group (AWG), which focused on terrorists’ use of the internet: 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 (TS//SI//REL) Counterterrorism Analytic Working Group Meets in Madrid FROM: Foreign ...
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NSA’s Changing Counterterrorism Relationship With India

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2009-06-15
This 2009 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the deepening of the agency’s cooperation with India, which included an invitation to join the Sigint Seniors Pacific (SSPAC) forum: 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) NSA's Changing Counterterrorism Relationship with India FROM: (S//SI//R...
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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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Tech Strings in Documents (aka Tech Extractor) 2010

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2010-04-01
This April 2010 NSA presentation explains how keyword selection works within XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
xks-tech-extractor-2010-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA. AUS, CAN. GBR, NZL Tech Strings in Documents (aka Tech Extractor) TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZLx...
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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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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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Bad guys are everywhere, good guys are somewhere!

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Release Date: 2014-09-14
This undated NSA presentation sets out the network-mapping tool Treasure Map, and supplies information on some of the agency’s collection access points: see the Intercept article New Zealand Launched Mass Surveillance Project While Publicly Denying It, 15 September 2014.
Bad guys are everywhere, good guys are somewhere! NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center (NTOC) NTOC Technology Development TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY (U) NTOC • (U//FOUO) Operates under bot...
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Muhammad Tahir Shahzad AKA Abu Hamza

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Release Date: 2014-07-05 Document Date: 2011-01-22
These two slides from a 22 January 2011 NSA PowerPoint presentation constitute the first document drawing on intercepted communications content to be made public. The subject of this presentation was captured in Abbottabad, Pakistan on 23 January 2011: see the Washington Post article In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are, […]
Muhammad Tahir Shahzad AKA Abu Hamza 22 JANUARY 2011 OVERALL CLASSIFICATION OF DOCUMENT: (U//FOUO) The following information has not been fully analyzed and may be incomplete and sub...
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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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