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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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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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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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JFK Assassination Records Classification/Declassification Guide Number: 385-00

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Release Date: 2017-10-25 Document Date: 2000-06-23
This classification guide from 2000 shows that aspects of NSA investigations related to the Kennedy assassination were still classed as top secret, decades later: see the Intercept article NSA Concealed Records on JFK Assassination for Decades, 25 October 2017.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 (U) JFK ASSASSINATION RECORDS CLASSIFICATION/ DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE NUMBER: 385-00 (U) PUBLICATION DATE: 23 JUNE 2000 (U) PRO...
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Iran – Current Topics, Interaction with GCHQ

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Release Date: 2015-02-10 Document Date: 2013-04-12
This NSA talking points memo dated 12 April 2013 notes that Iran “has demonstrated a clear ability to learn from the capabilities and actions of others”: see the Intercept article NSA Claims Iran Learned from Western Cyberattacks, 10 February 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN (U) Topic: Iran - Current Topics, Interaction with GCHQ (U) Director's Talking Points: * (TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) Emphasize that we have successfully worked mu...
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Primary FORNSAT Collection Operations

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This undated NSA slide provides the locations of FORNSAT sites run by the agency and its Five Eyes partners worldwide: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
.fc-L' 11K: ¿UribtA I---. :RET//CDMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, and NZLy/Xl JIMKKNIPB Yakima TI M BE RU N E S ugar Grove CORALINE Sabena Seca, Geraldto 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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THIEVING MAGPIE – Using on-board GSM/GPRS to track targets

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2012-01-01
These slides from a 2012 GCHQ presentation outline the progress the agency has made in intercepting mobile phone calls made on board commercial aircraft: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
THIEVING MAGPIE Using on-board GSM/GPRS services to track targets TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY STRAP 1 This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Infor ____...
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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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Manhunting Timeline 2010

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Release Date: 2014-02-18
This NSA wiki page details “the start of an international effort to focus the legal element of national power upon non-state actor [WikiLeaks editor Julian] Assange, and the human network that supports WikiLeaks”: see the Intercept article: Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters, 18 February 2014.
manhunting.png: Page Otscussion Read Edit Page history Search (U) Manhunting Timeline 2010 ____________rrrr£ > TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN Main article: Manhunting See also: Manhu...
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Stress Doesn't Live Here

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-18
Two NSA integrees at GCHQ report on life in a village outside of Cheltenham, England, where "it is nearly impossible to hold on to any feelings of stress."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Stress Doesn't Live Here FROM: NSA integrees at GCHQ Run Date: 02/18/2005 NSA'ers worki...
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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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'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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Monthly Update: What's Happening in the Customer Relationships Directorate

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-03
The Customer Relationships Directorate updates the rest of the Signals Intelligence Directorate on notable recent developments, including a restructuring to “more fully integrate NSA/CSS with the warfighter,” a close collaboration with GCHQ on the London bombings, and several promotions. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Monthly Update: What's Happening in the Customer Relationships Directorate FROM: Charles ...
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Write Right: Don't Change 'Happy' to 'Glad'

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-07
A columnist giving advice on writing and editing reports at the NSA warns against making unnecessary changes to another writer's text. Another tip: Be wary of inserting colloquial expressions in reports, especially when they are distributed to non-U.S. customers.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Write Right: Don't Change 'Happy' to 'Glad'<br>FROM:<br>of the Reporting Board ...
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SIGINT Travels with Charlie

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-20
Charlie Meals will travel to England for site visits and meetings with the GCHQ.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SIGINT Travels with Charlie<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Da...
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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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SUSLAK's 'News of the World'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-18
Since 1996, a Cryptologic Services Group special liaison in Seoul has been sending out an informal daily email newsletter for NSA staff targeting North Korea. The newsletter is focused on key intelligence issues encountered by U.S. Forces Korea. The liaison staffer is hoping to turn the newsletter into a blog, but is “not sure NSA’s computer systems or philosophy is ready for such a thing.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SUSLAK's 'News of the World' FROM: John Sharon CSG USFK/Ground (F45) Run Date: 08/18/2005...
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UN Peacekeeping in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Growth Industry

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-16
An article describes the current state of U.N. peacekeeping operations in sub-Saharan Africa and predicts growth in missions and personnel. There is no mention of NSA or SID participation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) UN Peacekeeping in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Growth Industry<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SIN...
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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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Introduction to XKS Application IDs and Fingerprints

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-08-27
This 60-page NSA presentation from 27 August 2009 explains the use of different kinds of metadata tags in 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 Application IDs and Fingerprints 27 August 2009 .... ‘s 01 Ol A l • DERIVED FROM: NSA/CSSM...
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CNE Analysis in XKeyScore

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-10-15
This NSA presentation from 15 October 2009 explains how analysts can exploit the products of the agency’s CNE hacking operations within XKeyScore and provides examples with screenshots: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
CNE Analysis in XKEYSCORE 15 October 2009 xkeyscore@nsa.ic.gov l@nsa.ic.gov) y >M 1-5 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL DERIVED F ROM: Ñ WCSSM 1-52 DATED: 2...
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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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Sensitive Metadata Analytic Collaboration (SMAC) Concept of Operations

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2006-10-01
This NSA briefing from October 2006 underlines how the Alice Springs Resolution of 2004, designed to allow “unfettered” metadata sharing within the Five Eyes, was put into action in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, with procedures for use of the resulting SMAC system: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to […]
SECRET//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//22012031 Sensitive Metadata Analytic Collaboration (SMAC) Concept of Operations October 2006 Background In June 2004 via the Alice Springs Resolut...
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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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Crypt Discovery Joint Collaboration Activity

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2011-01-20
This document dated 20 January 2011 provides the research agenda for a joint NSA/GCHQ group tasked with developing “a sound understanding of the threat that encryption brings to our ability to do target discovery/development as well as devising mitigations”: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December […]
TOP SECRET Crypt Discovery Joint Collaboration Activity 20 January 2011 Activity Owners [NSA GCHQ Overview Our Internet Exploitation capability is built upon our ability to eff...
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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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MHS Leverages XKS for Quantum Against Yahoo and Hotmail

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Release Date: 2014-03-12
This extract from an NSA document describes research into Quantum tools being performed at Menwith Hill in the UK: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
(U) MHS Leverages XKS for QUANTUM Against Yahoo and Hotmail TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY (TS//SI//REL) MHS Leverages XKEYSCORE Deep-Dive Packet Analysis to Identify Feasibility of QUANTU...
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TURMOIL

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Release Date: 2014-03-12
These slides from an NSA presentation show how the automated malware deployment tool Turbine depends on a network of passive collection sensors (Turmoil), installed at locations including Fort Meade in Maryland, Misawa in Japan and Menwith Hill in the UK: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 Sensors: Passive Collection \ Internet * Cloud Internet 1 Cloud Internet <1 Cloud pUttMQJ.l I (S//SI//REÜ High-spe...

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