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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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‘4th Party Collection’: Taking Advantage of Non-Partner Computer Network Exploitation Activity

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Release Date: 2015-01-17 Document Date: 2008-01-07
This 7 January 2008 post from NSA Menwith Hill Station’s internal Horizon newsletter describes the practice of piggybacking on other states’ computer network exploitation operations: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
SIDToday - '4th Party Collection': Taking Advantage of Non-Partner Computer Network Exploitation Activity DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA ...
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LEVIATHAN and the FFU Hypothesis

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Release Date: 2015-01-28 Document Date: 2012-01-01
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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GSM Temporary Selectors – Breakthroughs in Automated Identification

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-27
This 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday explains how the agency overcame the obfuscation of IMSI codes by mobile phone companies: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) GSM Temporary Selectors - Breakthroughs in Automated Identification Target An...
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Can ‘Motor City’ Manufacture Some Arabic Language Assistance for NSA?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-15
This December 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the agency’s efforts to recruit Arabic-language specialists; a Detroit-based recruitment effort “unearthed significant issues”: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Can 'Motor City' Manufacture Some Arabic Language Assistance for NSA? FROM: Ci...
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Now You’re Speaking My Language: NSA’s Linguistic Resources (Part I)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2004-06-29
This post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday introduces a series on the agency’s struggle to find qualified language experts: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Now You're Speaking My Language: NSA's Linguistic Resources (Part I) FROM: SIGINT ...
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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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RT10 Initiative Overview

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2006-11-09
This 2006 NSA technical presentation discusses the agency’s Voice RT system for real-time voice recognition and the role voice recordings from US conflict theatres played in developing the system: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL RT10 Initiative Overview Dr. James Heath Program Management & Advisors: COL Bob Harms / COL Barb Trent / Michelle Gerhard Architects: / Mark Ross Prese...
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Games: a look at Emerging Trends, Uses, Threats and Opportunities in Influence Activities

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Release Date: 2013-12-09 Document Date: 2007-01-01
A 2007 proposal to the NSA from contractor SAIC, promoting the company’s ability to support “intelligence collection in the games space”: see the New York Times article Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls, 9 December 2013.
Games: A Look at Emerging Trends, Uses, Threats and Opportunities in Influence Activities Table of Contents FORWARD......................................................................4 ...
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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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Going After al-Qa'ida - All of It

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-06
An order was signed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that broadened the war on terrorism beyond its focus on Al Qaeda senior leadership, granting U.S Special Operations Command the authority to target the entire Al Qaeda network within or outside of the Afghanistan and Iraq battlefields. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//REL) Going After al-Qa'ida - All of It FROM: NSA Liaison Officer to SOCOM (F1T) Run Date:...
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With NSA Help, Iraqi SIGINTers Make Great Strides

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-17
A Marine Expeditionary Force was “astounded” at reporting from Iraq’s signals intelligence agency, reports the chief of an NSA task force to rebuild the Iraqi agency. The Iraqi SIGINT Element, as the agency is known, recently was collecting over 5,000 calls per day with roughly 100 staff and “basic equipment.” Preparations were under way to give the agency the ability to intercept Global System Mobile phones and high-frequency communications.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) With NSA Help, Iraqi SIGINTers Make Great Strides FROM: Lt Col USAF IAD/Network Infr...
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NSA’s Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership

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Release Date: 2014-08-31 Document Date: 2005-10-07
This October 2005 article, taken from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest, provides a brief history of the agency’s past and current relationship with its Turkish counterparts, which includes a staff of 40 NSA employees stationed in Ankara: see the Intercept article How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels, 31 August 2014. Download […]
dynamic: page - HIGHEST possible classification js TOP SECRET // SI tTK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) NS As Oldest Third Party SJGJNT Partnership Countiy Desk Officer (CiDO) Turkey R...
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Letter to the Editor: The Art of Sharing

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-18
A reader agrees with the opinions of the senior military intelligence officer in Baghdad, and suggests that the military should capture the processes learned, as well as the lessons learned, to maintain continuity.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Letter to the Editor : The Art of Sharing FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 0...
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MGQ's Notes from the Field - Part 1

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-01
As the Signals Intelligence director embarks on at 12-day tour of the Central Command region, he writes from Baghdad about his pride in the signals intelligence enterprise.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) MGQ's Notes from the Field - Part 1 FROM: MG Richard Quirk SIGINT Director Run Date: 04/0...
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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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MASTERSHAKE: Locating Terrorists at Internet Cafés

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-05-26
In the hunt for terrorists in Iraq, the "MASTERSHAKE" system uses detailed information on geolocation of modems installed in internet cafes, including the identification of a particular seat in some locations. The system has been used in more than 80 operations resulting in many arrests.
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TCP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) MASTERSHAKE: Locating Terrorists at Internet Cafes EV/Net work Ana FROM:____...
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About the Virtual Private Network SIGDev Working Group...

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-05-12
A brief description of a working group focused on monitoring and helping to exploit virtual private networks, or VPNs. Established in 2004, the working group publishes regular "VPN Target Activity Reports" on dozens of countries and organizations around the world. "These reports may help you exploit targets' VPNs more successfully," the chair of the working group writes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) About the Virtual Private Network SIGDev Working Group... FROM: Chair NSA VPN WG, Ad...
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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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Providing Actionable Intelligence in Mosul

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-13
Back from deployment to Iraq, an NSA staffer recalls the feeling of accomplishment from the successful exploitation of phones seized as evidence in an overnight raid. The phones were used to identify detainees, including two “high-value targets” and “several lower-level facilitators.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Providing Actionable Intelligence in Mosul FROM: currently at NCR CIA/Counterterror...
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Top Linguists Take Home CLA Awards

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-16
Five individuals received awards from the Crypto-Linguistic Association for supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Sudanese peace talks, investigations into the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, and the CLA itself.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Top Linguists Take Home CLA Awards FROM: Crypto-Linguistic Association Run Date: 06/16/2...
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Prototype Collection Systems Deployed to Iraq

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-08
Three prototypes of a new signal discovery system, SIGINT T-VO, have been installed at bases in Baghdad. The system records radio frequency signals so that analysts can find and exploit previously undiscovered VHF/UF signals and analyze events like IED detonations to detect signals that might be related to anti-Iraqi forces communications.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Prototype Collection Systems Deployed to Iraq<br>FROM: MAJ Eric Toler, USA<...
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SCS Site Foils Ambush on Coalition Convoy, Receives Praise from Task Force Commander

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-12
The Special Collection Service site in Mosul intercepted and relayed three insurgent communications that helped to prevent an attack on a military convoy and aided the Army in the capture of 11 individuals.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) SCS Site Foils Ambush on Coalition Convoy, Receives Praise from Task Force Commander...
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Christmas in Iraq

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-07
A Data Acquisition Lead on a tour in Baghdad reflects on the positive encounters she has had with Iraqi civilians and the “display[s] of gratitude” she sees from Iraqi people every day. She feels that the U.S. presence in Iraq is necessary “not to save the face of the US” but to help “those Iraqis who are willing to give their lives to build a better nation.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Christmas in Iraq FROM: Donna L. Rober (C) Data Acquisition Lead - Iraq Run Date: 01/07/2...
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InSIDer's View of History... A Lesson in Personal Accountability (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-23
(Repost) SID Chief of Staff Charles Berlin discloses something startling: "As many of you know, our forces in Iraq are dropping bombs on the strength of SIGINT alone." He says this while sharing a story of a commander who was concerned about culpability for war crimes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) InSIDer's View of History ... A Lesson in Personal Accountability<br>(repost)<b...
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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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The 'Other' End-to-End SIGINT Site in the UK

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-07
There is a U.S. signals intelligence presence at the Royal Air Force base at Digby, in the Lincolnshire countryside, where the writer, an NSA civilian, reports that there will soon be three additional positions available.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) The 'Other' End-to-End SIGINT Site in the UK FROM: NSA Liaison Officer at Digby SIGINT Op...
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Interrogation Data Available in Pathfinder

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-15
Over 7,000 interrogation reports from Iraq are now searchable with access to the NSA's Pathfinder data set.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//REL) Interrogation Data Available in Pathfinder FROM: SSG/Operations Orchestration Run D...
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'Surging' for the Iraqi Elections

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-10
The Iraq Issue Management Team at NSA headquarters developed a support plan for the January 2005 election, which included an Iraq Elections Desk and web page and summaries of signals intelligence and relevant assessment, with sanitized SIGINT reporting shared with relevant non-SCI [sensitive compartmented information] cleared personnel.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) 'Surging' for the Iraqi Elections FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 02/...
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Generally Speaking: Learning Lessons from CSTs in Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2005-02-09
The Signals Intelligence director spoke with five analysts who served in the field in Iraq to gather feedback about their experience and how to improve the entire SIGINT system to make it more effective.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Generally Speaking: Learning Lessons from CSTs in Iraq<br>FROM: MG Richard...

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