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SUSLOW monthly report for March 2013

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Release Date: 2015-03-10 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This NSA document from March 2013 gives an update on GCSB activities, including the use of WARRIOR PRIDE malware against an ASEAN country and the Kim Dotcom case: see the New Zealand Herald article NZ’s spy reach stretches across globe, 11 March 2015.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY (U//FOUO) SUSLOW Monthly Report for March 2013 (U) March highlights: - (U) Intelligence update: o (TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) GCSB has a WARRIORPRIDE ca...
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COMSAT Advisory Board (CAB) GCSB Update 22 April 2010

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Release Date: 2015-03-08 Document Date: 2010-04-21
This GCSB presentation dated 22 April 2010 details some of the systems available at the agency’s Waihopai base: see the Sunday Star Times article Snowden files: Inside Waihopai’s domes, 8 March 2015.
COMSAT Advisory Board (CAB) GCSB Update 22 April 2010 The Overall Classification of this briefing is: S E C R E T COMINT REL TO USA, FVEY o Economic Climate o Court Decision o S...
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Continued effort against the South Pacific region

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Release Date: 2015-03-05 Document Date: 2009-06-06
This extract from the NSA’s minutes of a June 2009 meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, where a GCSB officer was present: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 May 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL10 USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Continued effort against the South Pacific region - GCSB s access development activities will be focused on the South Pacific region and entai...
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The Alice Springs Resolution

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2004-06-25
This NSA document contains the short text of the Alice Springs Resolution, a 2014 agreement designed to allow common metadata sharing between the Five Eyes intelligence alliance: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.
The Alice Springs Resolution In view of the increasing importance of the analysis of metadata to the genera tion of into! licence, particularly against I he Icrnorift target, Elic SIC; IN I Age...
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GCSB has identified an MFA data link

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Release Date: 2015-04-19 Document Date: 2013-04-01
This short extract from an April 2013 NSA document describes a “verbal agreement” between GCSB and NSA to proceed with the FROSTBITE / BASILHAYDEN project to infiltrate a Chinese diplomatic data link: see the New Zealand Herald article Leaked papers reveal NZ plan to spy on China for US, 19 April 2015.
(TS//SI//NF) New Zealand: GCSB has identified an MFA data link between the Chinese Consulate and Chinese Visa Office in Auckland. NSA and GCSB have verbally agreed to move forward with a coopera...
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SUSLOW monthly report for March 2013

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Release Date: 2015-04-19 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This monthly report from the NSA’s Special US Liaison Officer in Wellington outlines progress on FROSTBITE (BASILHAYDEN) – a project to infiltrate the Chinese diplomatic computer network: see the New Zealand Herald article Leaked papers reveal NZ plan to spy on China for US, 19 April 2015.
| TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY (U//FOUO) SUSLOW Monthly Report for March 2013 (U) March highlights: (U) Intelligence update: o (S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) GCSB project FROSTBITE / TA...
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NSA Activities in Progress 2013

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Release Date: 2015-03-05 Document Date: 2013-01-01
This single redacted slide from a 2013 NSA presentation confirms that New Zealand participates in Five Eyes cable access operations and reports the existence of a joint plan to infiltrate a Chinese diplomatic data connection: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 March […]
Snowden3.png: Key Activities In Progress: Access New Zealand: Joint effort to exploit Chinese MFA link. New Zealand: Partner cable access program achieves Phase 1. TOP SECRET//COMINT//NO...
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Special-Delivery SIGINT: How NSA Got Reports to US Negotiators In Time for Them To Be of Value

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2007-07-13
This 13 July 2007 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes how the agency surveilled the Japanese delegation at the 59th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, with the help of their New Zealand partner: see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 April 2017. […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) Special-Delivery SIGINT: How NSA Got Reports to US Negotiators In Time for Th...
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Tier B allies

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Release Date: 2014-05-13
This undated internal NSA document illustrates the degrees of cooperation in the agency’s relationships with different foreign powers. “Tier A” and “Tier B” are elsewhere referred to as Second and Third Parties: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 123 CONFIDENT1AL//NOFORN//20291123 TIER A Comprehensive Cooperation Australia Canada New Zealand United Kingdom TIERB Focused Cooperation Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark G...
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November 11th: A Day Dedicated to Peace

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-10
Members of the military and veterans are thanked and remembered on Veterans Day. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) November 11th: A Day Dedicated to Peace FROM: CW4 , USA SIGINT Director's Military Crypto...
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Topic at Second Parties Meeting: Breaking Down the SIGINT-IA Barriers

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-05-27
The Five Eyes partners held a conference in Australia and primarily discussed breaking down barriers between intelligence organizations. "Of note was that every country is working to break down the barriers between their SIGINT [signals intelligence] and Information Assurance organizations, despite the difficulties with legalities and authorities," an NSA representative wrote.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Topic at Second Parties Meeting: Breaking Down the SIGINT-IA Barriers FROM: SUSLO-Canberr...
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SIGINT Architecture (Of the Bricks and Mortar Variety)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-12
SIDtoday readers are offered a quiz on their knowledge of foreign signals intelligence agency headquarters. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT Architecture (Of the Bricks and Mortar Variety) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknow...
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SID 's Antipodal Colleagues

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-08
Description of an NSA office in Canberra, Australia, staffed by 16 people who work closely with the Australian and New Zealand spy agencies, including to break a network used by the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) SID 's Antipodal Colleagues<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SUSLO Canberra<br>Run Date:...
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Second Party Bilaterals Held in Hawaii

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-02
SID Director Quirk met with Australian and New Zealand partners in Hawaii.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Second Party Bilaterals Held in Hawaii<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SUSLO Canberra<b...
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Life in Alice

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-14
Description of life in the tiny, remote tourist town of Alice Springs in Australia's outback.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Life in Alice<br>FROM:<br>Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap<br>Run Date: 05/14/20...
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Transnational DNI Training

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Release Date: 2018-03-01
This undated NSA instructional presentation, along with instructor’s notes, provides a briefing on metadata sharing between the Five Eyes: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.
TOPSECRET//COMINT/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 (U) Instructional Content/Activities (U) Instructor Notes - (U) This lesson will provide you with an overview of sensitive ...
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NSA’s Changing Counterterrorism Relationship With India

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2009-06-15
This 2009 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the deepening of the agency’s cooperation with India, which included an invitation to join the Sigint Seniors Pacific (SSPAC) forum: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) NSA's Changing Counterterrorism Relationship with India FROM: (S//SI//R...
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CROSSHAIR – Foreign Partners Filling HF/DF Gaps for the US

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2005-02-24
This 24 February 2005 article from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest describes third party cooperation and interoperability in High Frequency Direction-Finding (HFDF): see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 April 2017.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) CROSSHAIR -- Foreign Partners Filling HF/DF Gaps for the US FROM: Corporate HF S...
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GCSB access

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Release Date: 2015-03-06 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This extract from a 2011 GCHQ document indicates that the agency had access to satellite and full take data from South Pacific sources collected by New Zealand’s GCSB via XKeyScore: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 March 2015.
I edit! GCSB access For GCSB access GCSB have given us access to their XKS deployments at IRONS AND ; a GCSB comsat site, which is rich in data for the South Pacific region. Specifically we can...
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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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Primary FORNSAT Collection Operations

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This undated NSA slide provides the locations of FORNSAT sites run by the agency and its Five Eyes partners worldwide: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
.fc-L' 11K: ¿UribtA I---. :RET//CDMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, and NZLy/Xl JIMKKNIPB Yakima TI M BE RU N E S ugar Grove CORALINE Sabena Seca, Geraldto S...
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THIEVING MAGPIE – Using on-board GSM/GPRS to track targets

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2012-01-01
These slides from a 2012 GCHQ presentation outline the progress the agency has made in intercepting mobile phone calls made on board commercial aircraft: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
THIEVING MAGPIE Using on-board GSM/GPRS services to track targets TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY STRAP 1 This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Infor ____...
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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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Deployed to Afghanistan

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-01
A Marine Corps sergeant intern describes being deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan, as an NSA analyst: 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) Deployed to Afghanistan<br>FROM: Sgt <br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 12/01/2003<br><br>...
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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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GCSB XKeyScore fingerprint – Jan 2013

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Release Date: 2015-03-15 Document Date: 2013-01-06
This XKeyScore fingerprint, dated 6 January 2013, shows the extent to which New Zealand’s GCSB targeted Solomon Islands public officials and civil society: see the New Zealand Herald article Revealed: The names NZ targeted using NSA’s XKeyscore system, 15 March 2015.
2 Classification: 3 5-eyes releasable 4 Top Secret 5 COMINT 6 ________ 7 Last modified: 2013-01-06 8 9 NOTE WELL that the contents of this file are managed by the GUI. 10 A...
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Second Party National Identity Rules, continued

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Release Date: 2015-03-08 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This extract from a 2012 NSA document detailing how different Five Eyes countries define their own nationals shows that the GCSB allowed itself the right to surveil the governments of the Cook Islands and Nuie “but not their citizens”: see the Sunday Star Times article Snowden files: Inside Waihopai’s domes, 8 March 2015.
SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (U) Second Party National Identity Rules, Continued Section B.4. - (U) New Zealand: Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) B.4.1. (U) Governmen...
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Sensitive Metadata Analytic Collaboration (SMAC) Concept of Operations

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2006-10-01
This NSA briefing from October 2006 underlines how the Alice Springs Resolution of 2004, designed to allow “unfettered” metadata sharing within the Five Eyes, was put into action in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, with procedures for use of the resulting SMAC system: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to […]
SECRET//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//22012031 Sensitive Metadata Analytic Collaboration (SMAC) Concept of Operations October 2006 Background In June 2004 via the Alice Springs Resolut...
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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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Visit Precis: Ambassador Roy Ferguson

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Release Date: 2014-09-15 Document Date: 2013-03-22
This NSA briefing dated 22 March 2013 previews a forthcoming visit of the director of New Zealand’s Intelligence Coordination group to Fort Meade. The purpose of the visit was “to provide an update on legislation being proposed for the New Zealand Intelligence Community” which, the NSA document notes, “will include a strong oversight element”. The […]
SECRET//REL TO USA, FVEY VISIT PRECIS Ambassador Roy Ferguson Director, Intelligence Coordination Group, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand 22 March 2013 GEN A Cou...

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