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Perception vs Reality During a TDY to Baghdad

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-09
NSA support to the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq has improved due to the implementation of a Cryptologic Support Team, which is a single point for all NSA issues at the division level. The author also notes that Iraq is still a very dangerous place, "but the sense of hopelessness that we sometimes sense from the news media is not there."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Perception vs Reality During a TDY to Baghdad<br>FROM:<br> USA<br>Ops Officer, ...
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Intelink, Then and Now

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-19
The NSA has contributed multimedia SIGINT reports to Intelink, the joint intranet system of the Department of Defense and intelligence community, from the service's inception in 1994 in the wake of the Gulf War up through the current global war on terror.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Intelink, Then and Now<br>FROM: <br> and <br>Customer Response (S12)<br>Run Dat...
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Generally Speaking: Iraq -- Worth All The Effort!

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2005-02-02
Nearly three years since the Iraq War started, the situation is difficult and discouraging, and “we are bombarded with negative news coverage that paints a ”˜can’t win’ story.” But, the Signals Intelligence director explains, elections in Iraq reaffirmed his personal belief that “we are doing the right thing.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Generally Speaking: Iraq -- Worth All The Effort!<br>FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA...
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Collaboration, It's the Bomb

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-01
When NSA analysts consult with staff at other agencies about issues they've found, the counterparts can work together using diverse sources of information to solve problems.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Collaboration, It's the Bomb<br>FROM: <br>Analysis &amp; Production Operations ...
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NSA Cops In Baghdad

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-08
Four members of the NSA Police Emergency Response Team received a SID Deployment Coin for their 60-day deployment to Baghdad, where they protected NSA staff on the ground and arranged for a long-term contractor team to take over security duties upon their return.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) NSA Cops In Baghdad<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 10/0...
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The Envelope, Please

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-03
The first Sidney Award for most outstanding article in SIDtoday was given to the author of the December 2003 feature "NISTing in Kabul and Baghdad."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Envelope, Please<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 05/...
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DIA Office Expands to Support Horizontal Integration

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-26
The NSA is expanding its partnership with the Defense Intelligence Agency, whose team is moving into new office space at NSA. "DIA's strength to SIGINT production is its all-source subject-matter expertise and research methodologies applied to the NSA data."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) DIA Office Expands to Support Horizontal Integration<br>FROM: Sharon A. Houy<br...
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Deployment Sketches - Part 1

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-22
This intern, deployed to both Kuwait and Iraq along with a previous columnist in this series, lists memorable anecdotes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Deployment Sketches - Part 1<br>FROM:<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 12/22/2003<br><br>...
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MG Quirk Leads Group to Iraq (repost)

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-11
(Repost) Photo display of MG Quirk's November 2002 trip to Baghdad, including a visit to Abu Ghraib prison. In this version, only the captions are included.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) MG Quirk Leads Group to Iraq (repost)<br>FROM: Ron Carback<br>Iraq Issue ...
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Dispatch from CSG Baghdad

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2004-01-12
The final article in the series on intelligence analysis interns was written by someone still deployed in Baghdad. He hoped he’d still be valuable deploying so late but quickly realized the war was going strong. He was one of the first to learn of Saddam Hussein’s capture, and he learned the value of both SIGINT and working hand-in-hand with the military.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//REL) Dispatch from CSG Baghdad<br>FROM: an IA Intern Currently in Baghdad<br>Run...
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The UN Security Council: (SIGINT) History Repeats Itself!

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-30
“Once again,” the passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution on Iraq is a “triumph of SIGINT support” because “reporting” on diplomats provided a “window into the planning and intentions of the principal players.” Article includes a quote from the U.N.’s expert adviser on Iraq: “For obvious reasons [NSA] doesn’t get the public praise.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) The UN Security Council: (SIGINT) History Repeats Itself!<br>FROM: <br><br>,...
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Kudos from CENTCOM

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-09-29
CENTCOM’s director of intelligence commended NSA for signals intelligence contributing to the success of operations in Iraq and also highlighted “great and timely reporting” by the NSA’s United Nations team.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Kudos from CENTCOM<br>FROM: BG Barbara Fast<br>CJTF-7 J2 (Director of Intelligen...
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Analysis Series: Follow the People and Geospatial Exploitation

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-08-21
Description of two SIGINT analysis methodologies: Follow the People (using SIGINT and contact-chaining to track individuals) and Geospatial Exploitation (using “powerful geographic information systems tools” to locate safehouses, hide sites, etc.). Discloses that a “collaboration resulted in the arrests of six individuals in Buffalo, New York.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) Analysis Series: Follow the People and Geospatial<br>Exploitation<br>FROM: <...
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Keystone Awards - Final Chapter

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-25
An additional winner of the Keystone Award for linguistic accomplishment is announced.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Keystone Awards - Final Chapter<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Ru...
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Update on OpSIGINT

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-10
The daily demands of producing SIGINT use up everyone's energy and leave little time for innovation. Operation SIGINT ”” a "small team working on behalf of SID senior leadership to tackle today's impediments with innovative solutions in important, target areas" ”” is recruiting.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Update on OpSIGINT<br>FROM: Maria Magoulas-Perkins<br>OpSIGINT Lead<br>Ru...
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SINIO Summer 2004 Series of Strategic Intelligence Issue Seminars Begins: Winning the War Was the Easy Part: Challenges of Nation-Building

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-11
The SIGINT national intelligence officer for global and multilateral issues will present a seminar on nation-building and post-conflict reconstruction.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) SINIO Summer 2004 Series of Strategic Intelligence Issue<br>Seminars Begins: Wi...
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Dispatch from NIST Baghdad: Life in the Palace

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-30
Report from NSA staff on duty with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) Dispatch from NIST Baghdad: Life in the Palace<br>FROM:<br>NIST Coalition Pr...
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North Korea Rock Drill Held This Week

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-20
A North Korea “rock drill” featuring experts from across the cryptologic community was held to prepare the cryptologic system to better support policymakers and war fighters.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) North Korea Rock Drill Held This Week<br>FROM: the North Korean Issue Manage...
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Support to UN Diplomatic Efforts on Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-04-07
U.N. Ambassadors Negroponte (U.S.) and Greenstock (U.K.) congratulate NSA for the quality of SIGINT in the lead-up to the Iraq War.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) Support to UN Diplomatic Efforts on Iraq<br>FROM: Chris Inglis<br>Deputy Dir...
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Deployed SIGINT Analysts--An Urgent Need

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-04-01
Deputy Director Quirk asks SID analysts to consider volunteering for deployment to military support operations in Iraq.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Deployed SIGINT Analysts--An Urgent Need<br>FROM: MG Richard J. Quirk, USA...
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The Mahdi Militia Uprising and SIGINT/HUMINT Collaboration

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-10
A SIGINT staffer deployed to Baghdad describes how a futile search for Lebanese Hezbollah in An Najaf revealed the presence of Iranian operatives during the August 2004 Mahdi Militia uprising.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) The Mahdi Militia Uprising and SIGINT/HUMINT Collaboration<br>FROM: CTI2(PJ) <b...
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SID Leadership Meeting Held in Friedman

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-30
At a meeting of SID leaders and managers, senior leadership discussed how SID will support the NSA's plans to increase its reach worldwide by building capacity at regional operating centers around the globe. They also described a new communications structure that will allow for more communication between leadership and staff.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) SID Leadership Meeting Held in Friedman<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br...
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Baghdad: Perceptions & Fact (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-16
(Repost) A staffer who returned from a tour in Baghdad describes how conditions have changed in the former palace where he worked inside the green zone.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Baghdad: Perceptions &amp; Fact (repost)<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unkn...
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Brits at NSA: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Liaison Office, NSA (or UKLO for short)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-10
About 40 civilian and military GCHQ employees are based with the NSA through the U.K. Liaison Team. They coordinate visits from British government and intelligence officials and work to build and enhance collaborations between the two agencies.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SI TK REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>Brits at NSA: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and<br>Northern Ireland Liaison Office, NSA (or U...
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Generally Speaking: Supporting the Tactical Units

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2004-09-02
The Signals Intelligence director says SID has done a good job delivering SIGINT to high-ranking commanders, but it hasn’t been as successful delivering to tactical units on the ground. He describes the work done so far to change that.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Generally Speaking: Supporting the Tactical Units<br>FROM: MG Richard Quir...
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Big Changes at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-31
There are changes at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations as ambassadors have been reassigned. There's a new NSA representative the USUN. And the mission itself is in temporary leased quarters, which is "not a trivial situation for intelligence support." This article recalls the "Negroponte years" and notes that SIGINT support proved "secretly historic."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Big Changes at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN)<br>FROM:<br>(S...
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NSA and GCHQ Team Up to Tackle HF (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-30
(Repost) After realizing that their technologies for collecting high frequency signals were obsolete, the NSA and GCHQ established the Joint Strategic Off-Air Programme, which jointly manages all HF/VHF/UHF collection as well as updates to legacy systems.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) NSA and GCHQ Team Up to Tackle HF (repost)<br>FROM: <br>Deputy Chief, RFO/Corpo...
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Back from Baghdad

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-20
The senior representative of the NSA in Baghdad reported on his tour, describing “a great experience” despite damage from mortar attacks on the NSA site. He explains that the actual handover to the Iraq Transitional Government secretly took place two days before the announced transition to disrupt any terrorist plots.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Back from Baghdad<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 10/20/...
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The TAC's Metadata Analysis Cell (MAC)

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-09
Description of the Metadata Analysis Cell, starting with a success story about a counterterrorism analyst using tools MAC provided to discover six terrorism-related phone numbers. MAC specializes in contact chaining procedures.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The TAC's Metadata Analysis Cell (MAC)<br>FROM:<br>Technical Director, MAC<br>R...
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Dispatch from CSG Baghdad (repost)

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-02-24
(Repost) Intelligence analysis intern deployed to Baghdad learned the value of both SIGINT and working hand in hand with the military.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//REL) Dispatch from CSG Baghdad (repost)<br>FROM: an IA Intern Working in Baghda...

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