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SIGDEV Successes and Challenges of High Power Cordless Phones (HPCP)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-17
The High Power Cordless Phone Analysis cell was founded in 2003 after use of these "poor man's cellular" phones proliferated in the early 2000s. Analysts with this cell provide training about HPCP communication to other NSA staff, analyze intercepted communications, and develop new tools for working with this technology.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SIGDEV Successes and Challenges of High Power Cordless Phones<br>(HPCP)<br>FROM...
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Data Acquisition Update

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-20
SID's deputy director for Data Acquisition gives an update on what his department has been doing. He points out that the capture of terrorist Umar Baziyani was an example of seamless interaction between many diverse parts of NSA, an operation that included "cryptoanalytic exploitation using special purpose hardware." He outlines some of Data Acquisition's activities to build tools and infrastructure to make similar operations much easier in the future, including the establishment of the Global Network Forum, "a 5 Eyes construct to manage midpoint accesses on a community basis."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Data Acquisition Update<br>FROM: <br>SID's Deputy Director for Data Acquisition...
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A Lesson in Sharing at the FBI (part 1)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-12
A SID intern on assignment to the FBI reveals that valuable SIGINT counterterrorism reports may not be getting to FBI case agents who are interrogating detainees in combat zones. He thinks there is more that can be done to improve information exchange within the intelligence community.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) A Lesson in Sharing at the FBI (part 1)<br>FROM:<br>Intelligence Analysis Inter...
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Ambassador Wendy Sherman Speaks on North Korea

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-04
Ambassador Sherman believes that North Korea will continue its nuclear program or may have already succeeded in developing weapons. SIGINT on the issue was "absolutely indispensable" and "critical for arms control and verification."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Ambassador Wendy Sherman Speaks on North Korea<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<b...
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SIGINT Aids Capture of Major Terrorist in Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-08
SIGINT reports led U.S. forces to the location of a meeting where Abu Abdullah, "one of the major facilitators of terrorist operations in Iraq," was captured.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) SIGINT Aids Capture of Major Terrorist in Iraq<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<b...
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SIDtoday Soundbites -- Conclusion

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-01
Memorable quotes from the first year of SIDtoday.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) SIDtoday Soundbites -- Conclusion<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unkno...
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Targeting Terrorist Internet Traffic

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-30
Project DISTANTFISH targets terrorist internet traffic by providing a database of known terrorist login names, email addresses, etc., as well as information on user-generated computer sessions, for example, in an internet cafe.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Targeting Terrorist Internet Traffic<br>FROM:<br>Technical Director, Protoc...
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The TAC's Social Network Analysis Workcenter (SNAW)

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-15
Social network analysis is an "analytic approach that uses sociology, graph theory, and statistics to characterize the structure and behavior of networks and individuals." It can be used to pick out key individuals for further targeting.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The TAC's Social Network Analysis Workcenter (SNAW)<br>FROM:<br>Chief, SNAW<br>...
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Before and After: Headed for Baghdad

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-24
The future NSA/CSS representative for Iraq agreed to be interviewed before his deployment. During his tenure, the government will transition from the Coalition Provisional Authority to Iraqi hands.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Before and After: Headed for Baghdad<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<...
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Armed Forces Week Look Back: Deployed to Afghanistan

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-11
(Repost) A Marine Corps sergeant intern deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan, as an NSA analyst describes the experience: a bustling tent city ringed by snowcapped mountains, long shifts, not enough terminals, and going everywhere armed.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Armed Forces Week Look Back: Deployed to Afghanistan<br>FROM: Sgt <br>IA Intern...
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Gateway's Customer Service - A Concept Whose Time Has Come!

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-11
The SIGINT Contact Center was set up to manage customer requests during the Iraq crisis. Staffed by returning NSA retirees, it now also tracks requests for SIGINT database access and has significantly reduced the number of days from request to access.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Gateway's Customer Service - A Concept Whose Time Has Come!<br>FROM:<br>SIGINT ...
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Cryptologic Support Plans: Advance Planning to Support Military Operations

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-01-07
Cryptologic support plans are drawn up for potential military operations. These plans are used to explain to military commanders how the NSA will provide support and inform NSA leadership on how resources are committed.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Cryptologic Support Plans: Advance Planning to Support Military<br>Operations<b...
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Volunteer Position for a CT Analyst in Baghdad

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-21
Job posting for a counterterrorism analyst to support the Iraq Survey Group in Baghdad, who will, “in all likelihood, be involved in the interrogation/questioning of potential leads.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S) Volunteer Position for a CT Analyst in Baghdad<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br...
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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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3 1/2 Months in Qatar: Supporting CENTCOM

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-24
This intern worked in Qatar for 3 1/2 months, both before and after the Iraq War started, locating leadership in the Iraqi government.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) 3 1/2 Months in Qatar: Supporting CENTCOM<br>FROM:<br>IA Intern<br>Run Date: 11/...
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The Evolution of HF

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-17
Despite digital networks getting more popular, HF (“high frequency,” or radio communication) is far from dead, for a variety of reasons. Includes anecdotes of valuable intelligence collected using HF, including spying on U.N. Security Council members.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) The Evolution of HF<br>FROM:<br>Deputy Director for Data Acquisition<br>Run Date...
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Staying Focused on Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-16
The NSA director’s “final WARgram” on Operation Iraqi Freedom states, “Although major combat is over, Iraq is still a troubled environment and much work needs to be done.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Staying Focused on Iraq<br>FROM: MG Richard J. Quirk, USA<br>Signals Intel...
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PATENTHAMMER

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-11
The PATENTHAMMER system was developed for SOCOM for advanced signal collection with remote, reach-back capability and deployed to Kosovo, Georgia, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the Philippines.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) PATENTHAMMER<br>FROM:<br>, USAF<br>Chief, National Tactical Integration Of...
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Prototype Tool FDOC Makes Debut During Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-08-08
Describes a prototype tool deployed in Iraq to display “live, aggregated data” that helps users learn about the state and effectiveness of their SIGINT.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Prototype Tool FDOC Makes Debut During Operation Iraqi<br>Freedom<br>FROM:...
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Machines Translating Arabic

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-01-21
Seeking NSA volunteers to test Arabic machine translation software at the Center for Advanced Study of Language at the University of Maryland.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Machines Translating Arabic<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Run Date: 01/21/2...
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Generally Speaking: A Place in History

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-17
The first in a series called “Generally Speaking” from the Signals Intelligence director. In this installment, he tells the SID workforce that they’re heroes in the brand new war on terrorism.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) Generally Speaking: A Place in History<br>FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA<br>Sig...
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An IMT is Coming to Your Mission!

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-10
The SID director explains that four new Issue Manager Teams are opening up and describes what they’ll be responsible for.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) An IMT is Coming to Your Mission!<br>FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA<br>Signals ...
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Chef's Choice: Third Parties

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-09-30
SID Deputy Director Meals advocates expanding third-party signals intelligence relationships, including by going “military-to-military” when “we can’t deal with civilian authorities in a certain country,” and also by dealing with countries “that aren’t necessarily our close allies.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Chef's Choice: Third Parties<br>FROM: Charlie Meals<br>Signals Intelligence Depu...
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SINIO Summer 2003 Series of Strategic Intelligence Issue Seminars Begins with Tough Times for Turkey

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-10
Announcement of a seminar on negative fallout from the Iraq War for Turkey and Turkey-U.S. relations.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(C) SINIO Summer 2003 Series of Strategic Intelligence Issue<br>Seminars Begins with...
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View from the Iraqi Front: Friedman Presentation-- Today!

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-05
Reminder about Brig. Gen. Zahner’s speech about the Iraq War.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) View from the Iraqi Front: Friedman Presentation-Today!<br>FROM: SIGINT Co...
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View from the Iraqi Front: Friedman Presentation

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-02
Reminder of an upcoming speech by Brig. Gen. Zahner about the Iraq War.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) View from the Iraqi Front: Friedman Presentation<br>FROM: SIGINT Communica...
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SID Town Meeting Recap

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-04-28
The new director and deputy director met with the staff and discussed SID’s goals and staffing.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) SID Town Meeting Recap<br>FROM: the SIGINT Communications Team<br>Unknown<br>Run...
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A Perspective on the NSA/ USUN Partnership

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-04-23
The intelligence SID gave to the U.S. United Nations team (USUN) during the wind-up to the Iraq War “played a critical role” in the adoption of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The work with that customer was a resounding success.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) A Perspective on the NSA/ USUN Partnership<br>FROM:<br>Acting Chief, Custome...
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SID Support to POW Rescue

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-04-14
SIGINT supported the rescue of POW Jessica Lynch in Iraq.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S) SID Support to POW Rescue<br>FROM: Charles Berlin<br>SID Chief of Staff<br>Run D...
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GEOCELL Supports IRAQI FREEDOM

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-04-03
The Geospatial Exploitation Office, on 24/7 watch for the Iraq War, assisted in the mapping of geolocation communications data in near real time for high-value targets and threat activity.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) GEOCELL Supports IRAQI FREEDOM<br>FROM:<br>Chief, GEO<br>Run Date: 04/03/2003<br...

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