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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Germany – Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND)

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Document Date: 2013-01-17Release Date: 2014-06-18
This internal NSA briefing dated 17 January 2013 describes the current state of the US-German intelligence relationship and mentions that “The BND has been working to influence the German Government to relax interpretation of the privacy laws over the long term to provide greater opportunity for intelligence sharing”: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA […]
TOP SECRET//S1//NOFORN National Security Agency/Central Security Service Information Paper 17 January 2013 Subject: (StfREL TO USA, FVEY} NS A Intelligence Relationship with Germany - B...
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NSAers Make First-Ever Visit to FORNSAT Collection Site in Schöningen, Germany

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Document Date: 2006-10-31Release Date: 2014-06-18
This article from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest, dated 31 October 2006, describes the visit of agency personnel to a BND FORNSAT site and the degree to which data is shared between the US and German services: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014. Download […]
(S//SI//REL) NSAers Make First-Ever Visit to FORNSAT Collection Site in Germany FROM Joint SIGINT Activity (H52G) Run Date: 10/31/2006 (U) Visitors impressed with software demos. ...
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Exceptionally Controlled Information (ECI) Compartments January 2013

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Document Date: 2013-01-01Release Date: 2014-10-10
This NSA document from January 2013 lists the codenames of those agency activities sufficiently sensitive to qualify as “exceptionally controlled information”: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.ah
CONFIDENTIAL//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (U) Exceptionally Controlled Information (ECI) Compartments January 2013 ECI Name and Trigraph Organization Control Authority AMBULANT AMB...
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Supporting HMG’s Climate Change Ambitions (… or, “A GCO’s tales from Cancun”)

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Document Date: 2011-02-01Release Date: 2014-11-01
This joint GCHQ/MI6 presentation from February 2011 documents the process of international climate change negotiations becoming a “serious intelligence priority” for the UK: see the Dagbladet Information article Snowden documents reveal British climate espionage – Copenhagen climate summit targeted, 1 November 2014.  
GCHQ SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE Supporting HMG’s Climate Change Ambitions (...or, “A GCO’s tales from Cancún”) 27 November - 10 December 2010 GCHQ SECRET INTELLI...
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Classification guide for the NSA/CSS Target Exploitation (TAREX) program

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Document Date: 2012-02-06Release Date: 2014-10-10
This 2012 classification guide details the NSA’s human intelligence (TAREX) operations: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.
SECRET//SI//NOFORN NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR THE NSA/CSS TARGET EXPLOITATION (TAREX) PROGRAM 2-52 Effective Date: 6 February 2012...
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National Initiative Protection Program – Sentry Eagle

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Document Date: 2004-11-23Release Date: 2014-10-10
This document, produced by the NSA and the US military’s Joint Functional Component Command – Network Wardare, provides a briefing on, and classification guide to, the highly sensitive group of “core computer network operations secrets” codenamed SENTRY EAGLE: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN//20310524 DRAFT (S) National Security Agency/Central Security' Service (NSA/CSS) and U.S. Strategic Command Joint Functional Component Command - Net...
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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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To Nab Afghan Nemesis, German Forces Launch Rare Take-Down Operation; US SIGINT Provides Key Support

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Document Date: 2009-06-12Release Date: 2014-12-28
This 12 June 2009 post from NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter recounts a German/Afghan targeted operation and its support from the agency: see the Der Spiegel article Obama’s Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan, 28 December 2014.
SIDToday - To Nab Afghan Nemesis, German Forces Launch Rare Take-Down Operation; U.S. SIGINT Prov... DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS C...
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LEVIATHAN and the FFU Hypothesis

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Document Date: 2012-01-01Release Date: 2015-01-28
This CSE (then CSEC) presentation from 2012 describes the Canadian agency’s file download monitoring operation: see the Intercept article Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads, 28 January 2015. cse-presentation-on-the-levitation-project
TOP SECRET//SI//REL CAN, AUS, GBR, NZL, USA LEVITATION and the FFU Hypothesis cse-cst.gc.ca TOP SECRET//SI//REL CAN, AUS, GBR, NZL, USA What is LEVITATION? A behaviour-based target...
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An Easy Way to Win: Using SIGINT to Learn about New Viruses (Project Camberdada)

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Document Date: 2010-01-01Release Date: 2015-06-22
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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Fusing Signals Data, with WARGODDESS

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Document Date: 2003-05-21Release Date: 2016-05-16
WARGODDESS is a system that fuses multiple sources of signal data to help characterize targets and threats and produce estimates about targets and their intentions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Fusing Signals Data, with WARGODDESS<br>FROM:<br>WARGODDESS System Enginee...
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Visit Precis: SWEDUSA

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Release Date: 2013-12-11
This briefing document, produced ahead of the SWEDUSA Strategic Planning Conference of 24-26 April, outlines General Keith Alexander’s talking points for the event: see the SVT article FRA part of top-secret hacker project, 11 December 2013.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN VISIT PRÉCIS SWEDUSA 2013 STRATEGIC PLANNING CONFERENCE (SPC) MR. INGVAR ÀKESSON DIRECTOR GENERAL FORSVARETS RADIOANSTALT (FRA) SWEDEN 24-26 APRIL 2013 ...
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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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Discovery SIGINT Targeting Scenarios and Compliance

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Document Date: 2011-07-01Release Date: 2014-02-18
This page from the NSA intranet dated July 2011 supplies advice from the NSA Offices of General Counsel (OGC) and Oversight and Compliance (NOC) on the admissibility of targeting strategies against the users of popular websites (including WikLeaks and the Pirate Bay): see the Intercept article Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed […]
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY Navigation Main Page Community portal Recent changes Random page Help Toolbox What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Printab...
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Special Source Operations Weekly – 14 March 2013

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Document Date: 2013-03-14Release Date: 2014-06-18
This excerpt from the 14 March 2013 edition of internal NSA newsletter SSO Weekly describes an incident on 12 March where “unwitting” contractors discovered a cable tap known as WHARPDRIVE, which had to be discreetly reinstalled and provides details about the Breckenridge access point that corroborate the identification of the NSA’s corporate partner STORMBREW as […]
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 14 MARCH 2013 Special Source Operations Watkly UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (U) CORPORATE TEAM ...
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Court Orders

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Document Date: 2013-03-01Release Date: 2014-03-29
This slide from a March 2013 NSA Special Source Operations presentation reveals the existence of a FISA Court order (case number 13-319) relating to “Germany”, among others: see the Der Spiegel article ‘A’ for Angela: GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies and Merkel, 29 March 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN Last Week: Germany (13-319) This week: NTR jlIp.Cfl.rn.ing: Jordan (12-470) Morocco (12-481) 9/24/13 -L Signed: 7 Mar 13 Expires: 29 Mar 13 Expires...
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Cryptologic Services Groups (CSGs)

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This undated NSA slide provides the locations of the agency’s Cryptologic Services Groups worldwide: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
TRANSCOM STATE 'NMJIC ^CIA ^ONI ¿çlifTi PTOLOGIC SERVICES GROUPS (CSGs) STRATCOM JSSPACECOM SAN \ FRANCISCO S FORSCOM SOCOM CENTCOM KEY WEST JFCOM SO...
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US Sites with NSA Personnel in Germany

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This undated document lists the locations of US-operated signals intelligence stations in Germany (some have been redacted): see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
K, (S//5L7REL) NSA Presence - For the following locations, the fact of NSA personnel assigned to these sites/adivides is UNCLASSIFIED, Jt is therefore UNCLASSIFIED, for example, to display plaqu...
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TEMPORA — “The World’s Largest XKEYSCORE” — Is Now Available to Qualified NSA Users

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Document Date: 2012-09-19Release Date: 2014-06-18
This internal NSA post dated 19 September 2012, describes GCHQ’s operation Tempora which, make “more than 40 billion pieces of content a day” available to analysts from both agencies: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
(C//REL) TEMPORA -- "The World s Largest XKEYSCORE" - Is Now Available to Qualified NSA Users (U//FOUO) NSA Integree at GCIIQ Run Date: 09/19/2012 (U//FOUO) SIGINT analysts: We have all...
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Foreign Partners – Last 30 Days

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This Boundless Informant slide shows the number of phone (DNR) and internet (DNI) records collected day-by-day between 10 December 2012 and 8 January 2013, from NSA’s foreign partners: see the Der Spiegel article Spying Together: Germany’s Deep Cooperation with the NSA, 18 June 2014.
FOREIGN PARTNER - Last 30 Days DNR DNI 400.000. 000 -| 350.000. 000 - 300.000. 000 - 12-11 121Ö 12'U Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan Signal Profile Mo...
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The European Security Center to Become the ‘ESOC’

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Document Date: 2006-09-11Release Date: 2014-06-18
This internal NSA post from September 2006 describes the evolution of the European Security Operations Center and the focus of the US-German collaboration in signals intelligence: see the Der Spiegel article Terrorverdächtige: NSA nutzte Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland-Filiale für Tötungen, 15 June 2014.
(U//FOUOKTh^European. Security Center to Become the 'ESOC' FROM: A&P‘s Director, Enterprise Management (S2) Run Date: 09/11/2006 (S//SI) NSA to help build up capabilities of the intell...
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The ECC — NSA’s Cryptologic Center

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Document Date: 2011-06-10Release Date: 2014-06-18
This internal NSA post from 10 June 2011 describes the further evolution of US-German signals intelligence cooperation and the focus of the NSA’s “long-term mission presence in Germany”: see the Der Spiegel article Terrorverdächtige: NSA nutzte Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland-Filiale für Tötungen, 15 June 2014.
^{U//FOUDKThe ECC -- NSA's Newest Cryptologic Center FROM: SIGINT Director Run Dates: 06/10/2011,06/13/2011 (S//REL) On 9 May NSA established the European Cryptologic Center^H (ECC) f...
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TEMPORA

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Document Date: 2012-05-21Release Date: 2014-06-18
This page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, last edited in May 2012, provides background information on the agency’s “internet buffer business capability”: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
[edit] News BREAKING NEWS (May 2012) - The second tranche of 'deep dive' processing capability at RPC has gone live. In addition 2 extra lOG's are being processed at OPC. This brings the curre...
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One-Year Anniversary for SUSLAG

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Document Date: 2005-06-10Release Date: 2014-06-21
This article from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest, dated 10 June 2005, marks the one-year anniversary of the US Special Liaison Activity Germany (SUSLAG)  – NSA personnel working on German soil: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
(S//SI) One-Year Anniversary for SUSLAG FROM: (S//SI) SUSLAG (F28) Run Date: 06/10/2005 Special US Liaison Activity Germany has spent a year in a "tin can" (It's better than it sounds...
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On the Road Again: SID Team Visits Germany

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Document Date: 2006-02-01Release Date: 2014-06-18
This internal NSA post from 1 February 2006 describes the visit several agency personnel to bases in Germany: see the Der Spiegel article Spying Together: Germany’s Deep Cooperation with the NSA, 18 June 2014.
(U//FOUO) On. the Road Again: SID Team Visits Germany Assistant Deputy Director for Analysis & Production (S2) Run Date: 02/01/2006 (U//FOUO) After staying around headquarters for the las...
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Running Strategic Analytics Affecting Europe and Africa

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This undated presentation from the NSA’s European Cryptologic Center explains some of the activities of the agency’s main European base: see the Der Spiegel article Terrorverdächtige: NSA nutzte Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland-Filiale für Tötungen, 15 June 2014.
(Uj Running btrategic Analytics Affecting Europe and Africa The overall classification of this briefing is: TOP SECRET//COM INT//REL USA, FVEYS//2D291 Region: Europe, Middle East (Isra...
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European Technical Center Area Checked for Unexploded WWII Ordnance

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This internal NSA post from 14 March 2006 describes an incident on 20 December 2005 when what was suspected to be unexplodeded WWII-era ordnance was discovered at an agency facility in Mainz Kastel, Germany: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
(U//FOUO) European Technical Center Area Checked for Unexploded WWII Ordnance FROM: multiple authors Unknown Run Date: 03/15/2006 (C) The ETC facility was closed for a day while inves...
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Classification guide for ECI Pawleys (PAW)

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Document Date: 2006-11-14Release Date: 2014-10-10
This 2006 NSA classification guide outlines the sensitivity of the agency’s clandestine human and electronic access to systems in order to “obtain cryptographic information and material”: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE 0^ftUJDt54 SD7 AôEWf b<Kf' DTBb3LP HDEYI D0<XS«X 0*YR Jfi! (55^ BUH 5654 ...
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Cable Master List

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Document Date: 2009-07-27Release Date: 2014-11-25
These July 2009 documents provide a full list of the fibre-optic cables GCHQ had access to at that point, including details of location, bandwidth and corporate partners: see the Süddeutsche Zeitung article Snowden-Leaks: How Vodafone-Subsidiary Cable & Wireless Aided GCHQ’s Spying Efforts, 25 November 2014. […]
partner_cables.pdf:  Partner Cable UK? REMEDY GERONTIC DACRON LITTLE PINNAGE STREET CAR VITREOUS Apolo UK IRU/LC DCO IRU/LC IRU/LC IRU/LC CANTAT 3 UK DCO IRU/LC Concerto UK D...
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Roger Dingledine at NSA NOV 2007

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Document Date: 2007-11-01Release Date: 2013-10-04
This NSA memo summarises a talk given by Roger Dingledine of the Tor Project on 1 November 2007: see the Secret NSA documents show campaign against Tor encrypted network, 4 October 2013.
TOP SECRET // COMINT // REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Roger Dingledine at NSA NOV 2007 From PE Contents * 1 (U) Talk by Roger Dingledine at NSA, 11/01/2007 at R&E (Sponsored by NSA RT) o 1...

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