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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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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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All-Source Victory on the High Seas!!

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-04
The U.S. Navy worked with the NSA to find a handset traveling with a shipment of narcotics in the Arabian Sea. The French navy boarded the vessel, seizing 3.5 tons of hashish. But the handset was no longer on board; it was subsequently located on the vessel from which the drugs had been transferred, and the crew of that vessel was also taken into custody.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) All-Source Victory on the High Seas!! FROM: SIGINT Communications and LCDR Victor Spears ...
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The New Breed of SIGINT Reporting

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-25
First Instance Reporting is a new type of reporting that allows “forward-deployed” signals intelligence personnel “to push information out much earlier in the production cycle.” So far, there have been 3,300 such reports, including information about the inspection of uranium processing activities in Iran, Russian government knowledge of a terrorist plot, and others.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) The New Breed of SIGINT Reporting FROM: D/Chief, Field Operations Office, Special Collec...
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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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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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The Geographic Resource Center Has Info You Need: Maps, Data and Research

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-29
The Geographic Resource Center is NSA's map library, which provides hard-copy and digital maps and geographic data to analysts at NSA headquarters and around the world.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Geographic Resource Center Has Info You Need: Maps, Data<br>and Research<br...
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Interview with... Charlie Meals, Signals Intelligence Deputy Director

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-13
In an interview, the deputy director describes his early days in the NSA's "weather shop," decrypting Soviet weather reports.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Interview with... Charlie Meals, Signals Intelligence<br>Deputy Director<...
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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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SINIO Summer Seminar Pakistan's Nuclear Force Doctrine and Capabilities

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-24
A seminar about Pakistan’s nuclear weapons will help Signals Intelligence Directorate staff understand the country’s nuclear program.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Pakistan's Nuclear Force Doctrine and Capabilities FROM: Maril...
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IMT Members Make Trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-09
Two members of the Middle East/North Africa/South Asia Issue Managers Team who traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan in May 2004 share a brief update and photos from their trip.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) IMT Members Make Trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan<br>FROM: SIGINT Communicatio...
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SIGINT Helps Hobble the Taleban by Cutting Off Their Livelihood

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2009-02-03
A post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday shows that, as of 2008, “narcotics traffickers were added to the Joint Prioritized Effects List (JPEL) for the first time”: see the Der Spiegel article Obama’s Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan, 28 December 2014.
SIDToday - SIGINT Helps Hobble the Taleban by Cutting Off Their Livelihood DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL • SIDtodav A...
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What’s NSA’s Reputation Among Third Parties? What are the Japanese Like as SIGINTers?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2008-11-19
This 19 November 2008 article from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday presents an interview with the head of US Special Liaison Activity Japan (SUSLAJ), who describes Japan’s reluctance to participate in multinational SIGINT fora and historic agency operations in Pakistan and the Philippines: see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) What's NSA's Reputation Among Third Parties? What Are the Japanese Like as ...
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SIGINT Obtains Details of Usama bin Laden Message to Top al-Qa’ida Leader in Iraq

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Release Date: 2015-05-18 Document Date: 2007-07-18
This 18 July 2007 article from internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the interception of a message from Osama bin Laden, which was not transmitted through electronic channels: see the Intercept article What the Snowden Files Say About the Osama Bin Laden Raid, 18 May 2015.
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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Meet the Central Command

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-21
NSA personnel are integrated with U.S. Central Command at the Tampa headquarters and in deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, and other locations. Gen. John Abizaid says the NSA relationship with CENTCOM is “excellent.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Meet the Central Command FROM: CENTCOM Account Manager (S113) Run Date: 10/21/2005 (U) C...
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Corporate Server Improving the Life of the Deployed SIGINTer

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-28
A new virtual shared workspace allows NSA agents deployed through Central Command to view their counterparts’ work and share their own, avoiding the issues of multiple agents potentially looking at the same targets, redundant questions being directed to subject matter experts, or a lack of continuity between agents who are deployed for short periods of time. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Corporate Server Improving the Life of the Deployed SIGINTer FROM: Eric Fuller Cryptologi...
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The Only Game in Town (part 2)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-16
An intelligence analysis intern describes the lighter side of deployment to Islamabad, including shopping, dining, and camel rides.
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 2)<br>FROM:<br>Intelligence Analysis (IA) Intern<br...
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What's Happening in Counterterrorism? (conclusion)

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-27
The conclusion of an interview with the Deputy Production Manager for Counterterrorism discusses interagency collaboration and merging of SIGINT (signals intelligence) and HUMINT (human intelligence) in targeting, as well as cooperation with Second and Third Party countries on counterterrorism.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) What's Happening in Counterterrorism? (part 1) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Da...
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Summing Up the Trip

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-14
The Signals Intelligence Directorate's deputy director for data acquisition reveals his observations from the visit to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Summing Up the Trip FROM: SID/Deputy Director for Data Acquisition (S3) Run Date: 04/14/...
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Having the (SIGINT) Time of My Life!

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-12
An NSA representative with a military task force in Afghanistan discusses how central signals intelligence is to war decisions. He writes that when the task force "'actions' a target, they head straight to the CSG [Cryptologic Support Group] and ask for information that almost always is the deciding factor on whether or not a 'target' is actioned. ... Isn't it awesome to be relevant?"
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Having the (SIGINT) Time of My Life! FROM: SMSgt SNCOIC, Cryptologic Services Group Bagr...
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A 'Glimpse of the Future' of NSA's Foreign Partnerships

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-24
The NSA's foreign affairs director briefed the signals intelligence committee on foreign partnerships in the coming years. He stressed the importance of the agency's relationships with Ethiopia and Pakistan, and said his directorate is helping Iraq and Afghanistan "establish their SIGINT capabilities."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) A 'Glimpse of the Future' of NSA's Foreign Partnerships FROM: Sharon Linkous Foreign Affa...
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NSA Tipoff Leads to Rescue of Serviceman in Afghanistan

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-11
The story of the rescue of a Navy SEAL wounded in a Taliban ambush that killed three of his comrades is known from the book and movie “Lone Survivor.” But the NSA's signals intelligence assistance in the search-and-rescue mission is little known and described here.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) NSA Tipoff Leads to Rescue of Serviceman in Afghanistan FROM: SIGINT Communications U...
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There is a New DDCR

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-15
The new deputy director for customer relationships greets the staff and states his mission.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) There is a New DDCR FROM: Charles H. Berlin, III Deputy Director for Customer Relationshi...
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A 'Golden' TDY

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-08
An analyst volunteered for a tour at the Cryptologic Services Group at Central Command in Tampa, Florida. Working on counterterrorism and tracking Al Qaeda senior leadership required using multiple sources of reports from the NSA, CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, resulting in captures of Taliban and Al Qaeda supporters by the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) A 'Golden' TDY FROM: PAC's Focused Target Development (S2G31) Run Date: 06/08/2005 An a...
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Using SIGINT to Sniff Out Phony Passports (and Other Persona Identifiers)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-02
The NSA is now exploring ways to use passports and other official identification cards as a form of signals intelligence. Some countries include a checksum with passport serial numbers, and passports from these countries with incorrect checksums are likely fraudulent. Venezuelan passports will be the first analyzed as part of this exploration. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) Using SIGINT to Sniff Out Phony Passports (and Other Persona Identifiers) FROM: Counteri...
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A Change of Career (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-26
(Repost) First-person account of a successful preservationist working for the National Archives who decided to switch careers and join the NSA.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) A Change of Career (repost)<br>FROM: <br>Pakistan Branch (S2A42)<br>Run Date: 1...
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Ambassador Wendy Sherman Speaks on North Korea

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-04
Ambassador Sherman believes that North Korea will continue its nuclear program or may have already succeeded in developing weapons. SIGINT on the issue was "absolutely indispensable" and "critical for arms control and verification."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Ambassador Wendy Sherman Speaks on North Korea<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<b...
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The Jemaah Islamiyah: A Continuing Threat

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-28
Jemaah Islamiyah, a terrorist group, was responsible for the Bali and Jakarta bombings in 2002-2003 and remains a threat in southeast Asia. Collection information from the NSA about the group is passed on to the Australian Defence Signals Directorate.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Jemaah Islamiyah: A Continuing Threat<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SINIO for East Asi...
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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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TAC's Target Development Services (TDS): In the Spotlight and Behind the Scenes

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-22
A profile of Target Development Services, which offers training in "traffic analytic techniques and SIGINT exploitation of advanced communications technologies" and runs tools used by over 4,000 analysts for contact chaining and SMS analysis. The author includes a list of success stories.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) TAC's Target Development Services (TDS): In the Spotlight and<br>Behind the Sce...

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