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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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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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The Intelligent SIGINT Network of the Future

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-04
An overview of TRAFFICTHIEF, a service that connects several different collection systems, "from active, passive, and warranted SIGINT accesses via a central messaging service" to provide near real-time alerts about targets. It started in July 2003 as a prototype and has been deployed since February 2004. It "has helped enable the capture of several high-priority Counter-terrorism targets." There are several major enhancements that TRAFFICTHIEF could also do in the future, and the TRAFFICTHIEF team is hard at work making them a reality.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The Intelligent SIGINT Network of the Future<br>FROM: <br>Network Analysi...
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2003 CSE/NSA SIGINT Bilateral

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-12
Canada’s Communications Security Establishment hosted an annual SIGINT bilateral, including discussions on support to military operations in Afghanistan, homeland security issues, and counterterrorism in Southeast Asia.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) 2003 CSE/NSA SIGINT Bilateral<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SUSLO in Ottawa<br>Run Da...
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A Visit to the USUN

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-01-09
Staffers from the China Foreign Affairs Branch visited the NSA representatives at the United Nations. They were told the U.N. is a "tactical SIGINT environment." Reporting from SIGINT to U.N. changed history on Iraq War resolution.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) A Visit to the USUN<br>FROM:<br>and <br>China Foreign Affairs Branch (S2B34...
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Post-war Iraq Plan

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-04-11
Planning underway for post-war changes and challenges in April 2003.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) Post-war Iraq Plan<br>FROM: Iraq Issue Managers<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 04/1...
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Case Studies of Integrated Cyber Operation Techniques

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Release Date: 2014-03-12
This undated NSA SIGINT presentation describes nine varieties of QUANTUM malware attack, their operational status and success in the field: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, FVEY Case Studies of Integrated Cyber Operation Techniques NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center VS TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, FVEY (U//FOUO) TUiT0t.EÄ,©i...
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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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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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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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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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Intro to the VPN Exploitation Process

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2010-09-13
This 13 September 2010 presentation from the NSA’s OTP VPN Exploitation Team explains the work of the division: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Intro to the VPN Exploitation Process OTP VPN Exploitation Team S31176 September 13, 2010 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, AUS, CAN, G...
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Exhibit F

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Release Date: 2014-06-30 Document Date: 2010-07-16
This document lists the 193 governments, intragovernmental organisations and other entities which the NSA was granted the legal authority to intercept communications “about” for foreign intelligence purposes in August 2010: see the Washington Post article Court gave NSA broad leeway in surveillance, 30 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//NOFORN EXHIBIT F IN THE MATTER OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, FOREIGN FACTIONS Ns?F^yyiG#i 11- ENTITIES, AND FOREIGN-BASED POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS >■,, f;f |:VV DNI/AG 70...
Afghanistan (AFG/AF), Albania (ALB/AL), Algeria (DZA/DZ), Andorra (AND/AD), Angola (AGO/AO), Antigua and Barbuda (ATG/AG), Argentina (ARG/AR), Armenia (ARM/AM), Austria (AUT/AT), Azerbaijan (AZE/AZ), Bahamas (BHS/BS), Bangladesh (BGD/BD), Barbados (BRB/BB), Belarus (BLR/BY), Belgium (BEL/BE), Belize (BLZ/BZ), Benin (BEN/BJ), Bhutan (BTN/BT), Bolivia (BOL/BO), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH/BA), Botswana (BWA/BW), Brazil (BRA/BR), Bulgaria (BGR/BG), Burkina Faso (BFA/BF), Burundi (BDI/BI), Cambodia (KHM/KH), Cameroon (CMR/CM), Central African Republic (CAF/CF), Chad (TCD/TD), Chile (CHL/CL), China (CHN/CN), Colombia (COL/CO), Comoros (COM/KM), Congo (COD/CD), Costa Rica (CRI/CR), Croatia (HRV/HR), Cuba (CUB/CU), Cyprus (CYP/CY), Czech Republic (CZE/CZ), Denmark (DNK/DK), Djibouti (DJI/DJ), Dominica (DMA/DM), Dominican Republic (DOM/DO), Ecuador (ECU/EC), Egypt (EGY/EG), El Salvador (SLV/SV), Equatorial Guinea (GNQ/GQ), Eritrea (ERI/ER), Estonia (EST/EE), Ethiopia (ETH/ET), Fiji (FJI/FJ), Finland (FIN/FI), France (FRA/FR), Gabon (GAB/GA), Gambia (GMB/GM), Georgia (GEO/GE), Germany (DEU/DE), Ghana (GHA/GH), Greece (GRC/GR), Grenada (GRD/GD), Guatemala (GTM/GT), Guinea (GIN/GN), Guinea-Bissau (GNB/GW), Guyana (GUY/GY), Haiti (HTI/HT), Vatican (VAT/VA), Honduras (HND/HN), Hungary (HUN/HU), Iceland (ISL/IS), India (IND/IN), Indonesia (IDN/ID), Iran (IRN/IR), Iraq (IRQ/IQ), Ireland (IRL/IE), Israel (ISR/IL), Italy (ITA/IT), Jamaica (JAM/JM), Japan (JPN/JP), Jordan (JOR/JO), Kazakhstan (KAZ/KZ), Kenya (KEN/KE), Kiribati (KIR/KI), Korea (KOR/KR), Kuwait (KWT/KW), Kyrgyzstan (KGZ/KG), Latvia (LVA/LV), Lebanon (LBN/LB), Lesotho (LSO/LS), Liberia (LBR/LR), Libya (LBY/LY), Liechtenstein (LIE/LI), Lithuania (LTU/LT), Luxembourg (LUX/LU), Macedonia (MKD/MK), Madagascar (MDG/MG), Malawi (MWI/MW), Malaysia (MYS/MY), Maldives (MDV/MV), Mali (MLI/ML), Malta (MLT/MT), Marshall Islands (MHL/MH), Mauritania (MRT/MR), Mauritius (MUS/MU), Mexico (MEX/MX), Micronesia (FSM/FM), Moldova (MDA/MD), Monaco (MCO/MC), Mongolia (MNG/MN), Montenegro (MNE/ME), Morocco (MAR/MA), Mozambique (MOZ/MZ), Myanmar (MMR/MM), Namibia (NAM/NA), Nauru (NRU/NR), Nepal (NPL/NP), Netherlands (NLD/NL), Nicaragua (NIC/NI), Niger (NER/NE), Nigeria (NGA/NG), Norway (NOR/NO), Oman (OMN/OM), Pakistan (PAK/PK), Palau (PLW/PW), Panama (PAN/PA), Papua New Guinea (PNG/PG), Paraguay (PRY/PY), Peru (PER/PE), Philippines (PHL/PH), Poland (POL/PL), Portugal (PRT/PT), Qatar (QAT/QA), Romania (ROU/RO), Russia (RUS/RU), Rwanda (RWA/RW), Saint Kitts and Nevis (KNA/KN), Saint Lucia (LCA/LC), Samoa (WSM/WS), San Marino (SMR/SM), Sao Tome and Principe (STP/ST), Senegal (SEN/SN), Serbia (SRB/RS), Seychelles (SYC/SC), Sierra Leone (SLE/SL), Singapore (SGP/SG), Slovakia (SVK/SK), Slovenia (SVN/SI), Somalia (SOM/SO), South Africa (ZAF/ZA), Spain (ESP/ES), Sri Lanka (LKA/LK), Sudan (SDN/SD), Suriname (SUR/SR), Swaziland (SWZ/SZ), Sweden (SWE/SE), Switzerland (CHE/CH), Taiwan (TWN/TW), Tajikistan (TJK/TJ), Tanzania (TZA/TZ), Thailand (THA/TH), Timor-Leste (TLS/TL), Togo (TGO/TG), Tonga (TON/TO), Tunisia (TUN/TN), Turkey (TUR/TR), Turkmenistan (TKM/TM), Tuvalu (TUV/TV), Uganda (UGA/UG), Ukraine (UKR/UA), United States (USA/US), Uruguay (URY/UY), Uzbekistan (UZB/UZ), Vanuatu (VUT/VU), Venezuela (VEN/VE), Vietnam (VNM/VN), Western Sahara (ESH/EH), Yemen (YEM/YE), Zambia (ZMB/ZM), Zimbabwe (ZWE/ZW)
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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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CRISSCROSS/PROTON

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Release Date: 2014-08-25 Document Date: 2006-02-26
This NSA Point Paper dated 22 February 2006 provides a history of the CRISSCROSS and PROTON information sharing systems that preceded ICREACH: see the Intercept article The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google, 25 August 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//ORCON/NOFORN//MR POINT PAPER SUBJECT: CRISSCROSS/PROTON PURPOSE: Provide DIRNSA information on subject. BACKGROUND: 22 Feb 06 (U) History of CRISSCROSS/PROTON...
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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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Another Top Iraqi Captured

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-27
SIGINT played a very prominent role in the capture of the “ace of diamonds” from CENTCOM’s card deck representing its list of most wanted Iraqis.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Another Top Iraqi Captured<br>FROM:<br>Chief, Geospatial Exploitation<br>Run Dat...
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MG Quirk Leads Group to Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-26
Photo display of MG Quirk’s November 2002 trip to Baghdad, including a visit to Abu Ghraib prison; no photos are included, only the captions.
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<br>FROM:<br>Iraq Issue Manager<br>Run Date: 0...
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Working at Prince Sultan Air Base, SA

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-17
This intern was deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia a year before the Iraq War. He describes his time as an analyst there, including the relative comfort of the base (“I’m embarrassed to say that it actually had a pool!”).
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Working at Prince Sultan Air Base, SA<br>FROM:<br>IA Intern<br>Run Date: 12/17/2...
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The NAC's Advanced Network Development &amp; Analysis (ANDA) Division

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-29
Profile of the Network Analysis Center's ANDA division, which helped capture suspected al Qaeda operative Husam al-Yemeni, improved understanding of the Pakistani Army Defense Network, and spied on a network associated with the leader of Venezuela (erroneously referred to as "Victor Chavez").
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The NAC's Advanced Network Development &amp; Analysis<br>(ANDA) Division<...
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Voice/Fax User Group Minutes of March 2009 meeting

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2009-04-21
These GCHQ minutes from March 2009 discuss the deployment of BROADOAK voice recognition systems in the Middle East against Saudi, Pakistani, Georgian, and Iraqi leaders, among others: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 21 April 2009 VOICE/FAX USER GROUP Minutes of March 2009 meeting 1. B14/MCS update (courtesy of MCS work this month has been almost entirely updates to existing model...
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Draft NSA Inspector General’s report on STELLARWIND

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Release Date: 2014-03-12 Document Date: 2009-01-01
This draft report from 2009 sheds light on the legal reasoning behind the FISA Court’s 2007 Large Content order, which allowed warrantless wiretapping to continue: see the New York Times article How a Court Secretly Evolved, Extending U.S. Spies’ Reach, 12 March 2014.
TOP SECRET//STL W//COMINT/ORCON/NOFORN ST-09-0002 WORKING DRAFT OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE 24 March 2009 (U) TABLE OF CONTENTS ...
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1999 Agreement between the US and Israel

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Release Date: 2014-08-04 Document Date: 1999-07-15
This agreement, dated 15 July 1999, includes a preamble describing the development of signals intelligence cooperation between the US and Israel since the 1950s: see the Intercept article Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack, 4 August 2014.
TOP S E C R E T/HVCCO 1. (S) preamblei in 1968 President Johnson and Prime Minister Eshkol agreed that an intelligence exchange would take place between the United States and Israel. This und...
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The Network Analysis Center

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-20
This article is a near-identical version (including the inaccurate reference to "Victor" Chavez) of a March 24, 2004, SIDtoday article entitled "The NAC's Advanced Network Development & Analysis (ANDA) Division." Here is the summary of the original version of this article: Profile of the Network Analysis Center's ANDA division, which helped capture suspected Al Qaeda operative Husam al-Yemeni, improved understanding of the Pakistani Army Defense Network, and spied on a network associated with the leader of Venezuela (erroneously referred to as "Victor Chavez").
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) The Network Analysis Center<br>FROM: <br>Chief, NAC (S31SD)<br>Run Date: 09...
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Keystone Awards Presented

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-21
Winners of the Keystone Awards for linguistic accomplishments are announced. One of the winners was regularly called upon to verify and identify Saddam Hussein's voice communications.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Keystone Awards Presented<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date...
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SIGINT Leads to Capture of al-Qa'ida Terrorist

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-12
The CIA passed on kudos to SID for a key role in capture of Al Qaeda operative Umar Baziyani in Iraq. SIGINT elements helped geolocate the terrorist, who was using internet cafes in Baghdad.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) SIGINT Leads to Capture of al-Qa'ida Terrorist<br>FROM: SIGINT Communicatio...
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General Zahner's View from the Front

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-09
Description of Brig. Gen. Zahner’s speech, which covered the role of intelligence in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the importance of taking risks.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) General Zahner's View from the Front<br>FROM: SID Communications<br>Unknown<br>R...

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