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To Nab Afghan Nemesis, German Forces Launch Rare Take-Down Operation; US SIGINT Provides Key Support

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2009-06-12
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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SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2010-08-12
This 12 August 2010 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the outcomes of the annual Sigint Seniors Europe (SSEURP) conference, which agreed in principle to increase information sharing: 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) SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing on Afghanistan, CT, Piracy, and ...
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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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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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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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Working at GCHQ and NSA: Like Apples and Grapes?

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-19
A member of the GCHQ's Fort Meade-based U.K. Liaison Team discusses some of the similarities and differences between the Signals Intelligence Directorate and the GCHQ: they both have similar counterterrorism missions, but the NSA is much larger and the office has cubicles as opposed to being open plan.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Working at GCHQ and NSA: Like Apples and Grapes? FROM: GCHQ Integree Run Date: 04/...
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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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Letter from Oz

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-05-09
An NSA employee assigned to the Australian signals intelligence partner, Defence Signals Directorate, misses bagels but otherwise finds life in Canberra pleasant.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Letter from Oz FROM: SUSLOC Liaison Officer (F33) Run Date: 05/09/2005 NSA'ers work arou...
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Travel Alert and Travel Safely

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-10
Following up on the State Department’s travel advisory for the United Kingdom in the wake of the London bombings, the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s operational security team reminds staff to be “alert, aware, and smart” when they’re traveling. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Travel Alert and Travel Safely FROM: SID OPSEC (S02L3) Run Date: 08/10/2005 (U) On 4 Au...
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Conference Eyes Data Flow Among Second Parties

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-16
The Five Eyes partners held a conference to discuss the standardization of data formats to ease the exchange of voice, text, fax, and digital network intelligence.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Conference Eyes Data Flow Among Second Parties<br>FROM: <br>Chief, Data Flow an...
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NSA and GCHQ Senior Leaders Hold Annual Talks

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-12
The NSA and GCHQ leadership held their annual Joint Management Review and recommitted themselves to working together on SIGINT missions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) NSA and GCHQ Senior Leaders Hold Annual Talks<br>FROM: <br>FAD/Country Desk Off...
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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 '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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GCHQ Perspective on Annual Bilat

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-11
Topics at an annual meeting between the Signals Intelligence Directorate and its GCHQ counterpart included the relative paucity of GCHQ efforts in China, the need to devote sufficient resources to Russia and weapons of mass destruction in the face of counterterrorism mandates, and the need to better geolocate targets, writes GCHQ's director for signals intelligence operations.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) GCHQ Perspective on Annual Bilat FROM: Iain Lobban Director of SIGINT Operations, GCHQ Ru...
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The London Bombings -- an Insider's View

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-24
The newly assigned chief of operations in the NSA’s London liaison office describes the London bombings on July 7, 2005 as his “baptism by fire.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) The London Bombings -- an Insider's View FROM: Chief of Operations, SUSLOL London (F32) R...
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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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NSA and GCHQ Team Up to Tackle HF

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-14
After realizing that their technologies for collecting high frequency signals were obsolete, the NSA and GCHQ established the Joint Strategic Off-Air Programme, which jointly manages all HF/VHF/UHF collection as well as updates to legacy systems.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) NSA and GCHQ Team Up to Tackle HF<br>FROM: <br>Deputy Chief, RFO/Corporate HF S...
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Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia Pacific Takes Step Forward

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-05-11
This 2007 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes CRUSHED ICE, a new tool for sharing terrorist voice communications between members of the Sigint Seniors Asia group: 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) Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia-Pacific Region Takes Step Forward FROM: ...
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Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW Analyst Conference

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-09
The NSA held a conference for analysts from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia who work on intelligence relating to chemical and biological weapons.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW Analyst Conference FROM: SIGINT ...
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Stress Doesn't Live Here

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-18
Two NSA integrees at GCHQ report on life in a village outside of Cheltenham, England, where "it is nearly impossible to hold on to any feelings of stress."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Stress Doesn't Live Here FROM: NSA integrees at GCHQ Run Date: 02/18/2005 NSA'ers worki...
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All EYES on the Counterintelligence Conference

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-25
The second Five Eyes conference on counterintelligence issues presented a "marked change" from the first conference in attitude and productivity.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) All EYES on the Counterintelligence Conference FROM: Mary Jo Coyner Production Mana...
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'Fourth of July Abroad' Tales (part 2)

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-07-01
SIDtoday readers tell more stories about Fourth of July celebrations overseas.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) 'Fourth of July Abroad' Tales (part 2) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 07/0...
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Monthly Update: What's Happening in the Customer Relationships Directorate

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-03
The Customer Relationships Directorate updates the rest of the Signals Intelligence Directorate on notable recent developments, including a restructuring to “more fully integrate NSA/CSS with the warfighter,” a close collaboration with GCHQ on the London bombings, and several promotions. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Monthly Update: What's Happening in the Customer Relationships Directorate FROM: Charles ...
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Write Right: Don't Change 'Happy' to 'Glad'

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-07
A columnist giving advice on writing and editing reports at the NSA warns against making unnecessary changes to another writer's text. Another tip: Be wary of inserting colloquial expressions in reports, especially when they are distributed to non-U.S. customers.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Write Right: Don't Change 'Happy' to 'Glad'<br>FROM:<br>of the Reporting Board ...
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SIGINT Travels with Charlie

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-20
Charlie Meals will travel to England for site visits and meetings with the GCHQ.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SIGINT Travels with Charlie<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Da...
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NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-08
NSA hosted a conference on cryptanalytic support to law enforcement for partners from all Five Eyes countries, including representatives from general counsel, policy, cryptanalytic offices, and representatives of FBI, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the UK's National Technical Assistance Center.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement<br>FROM:<br>Exploitation Ope...
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SUSLAK's 'News of the World'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-18
Since 1996, a Cryptologic Services Group special liaison in Seoul has been sending out an informal daily email newsletter for NSA staff targeting North Korea. The newsletter is focused on key intelligence issues encountered by U.S. Forces Korea. The liaison staffer is hoping to turn the newsletter into a blog, but is “not sure NSA’s computer systems or philosophy is ready for such a thing.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SUSLAK's 'News of the World' FROM: John Sharon CSG USFK/Ground (F45) Run Date: 08/18/2005...
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UN Peacekeeping in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Growth Industry

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-16
An article describes the current state of U.N. peacekeeping operations in sub-Saharan Africa and predicts growth in missions and personnel. There is no mention of NSA or SID participation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) UN Peacekeeping in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Growth Industry<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SIN...
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CATAPULT: A Bilateral Data Port

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-05-08
This describes CATAPULT, a prototype of a data portal for sharing SIGINT product between NSA and second-party partners, based on a Canadian project that uses an XML-based standard format.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(C//SI) CATAPULT: A Bilateral Data Port<br>FROM:<br>Deputy Chief, Customer Relations...
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Intelligence Need Released to Third Parties

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-16
The NSA released its first-ever "intelligence need" ”” a request for assistance in collecting signals intelligence from Second and Third Party partners ”” in monitoring a specific information target relating to the Iraqi election. An Italian partner responded with an extensive report.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Intelligence Need Released to Third Parties FROM: formerly of FAD's SID Operations...

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