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Protocol note for Japan visit

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Release Date: 2018-05-19 Document Date: 2013-01-01
This undated NSA protocol note provides a short briefing for a visit to the agency’s Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs by his Japanese counterpart, due to happen sometime after January 2013: see the Intercept article The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency, 19 May 2018.
SECRET//NOFORN Clearances: Accompanying NSA/CSS Senior: Photographer: Memento Presented: Uniform of the Day: Purpose of Visit: Justification for Directorate Involvement: Ex...
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Current State of and Proposed Future Cooperation with Japan

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Release Date: 2018-05-19 Document Date: 2013-01-14
This internal assessment from the NSA dated 14 January 2013 analyses Japan’s progress towards its cyber defense goals and domestic barriers to progress ahead of a planned US-Japanese Memorandum of Understanding due to be signed that year: see the Intercept article The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency, 19 May 2018.
SECRET//SI//NOFORN TOPIC: (S//SI//REL TO USA, JPN) Current State of and Proposed Future Cooperation with Japan on SIGINT-enabled Cyber Defense and the development of a Japanese National Cyber ...
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SPIN 15 VPN Story

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Release Date: 2014-12-28
This undated NSA document gives information on ongoing development of attacks against VPNs: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20320108 DRAFT SPIN 15 VPN Story VPN has two thrusts, one has high mission impacts and the other has high performance and functionalit...
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POISONNUT

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Release Date: 2014-12-28
This undated page from NSA’s internal WikiInfo describes POISONNUT, “the Virtual Private Network Attack Orchestrator (VAO)”: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
POISONNUT - Wikiinfo The accredited security level of this system is: TOP SECRET//SI-GAMMA/TALENT KEYHOLP//nRmv/PRnPiN/BFi inn/RPi rn tt*;4 fvfv * TOP SECRETJ/SI//REL TO USA, FVEY (u) POISON...
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VALIANTSURF

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Release Date: 2014-12-28
These three undated NSA slides provide an overview of the VALIANTSURF system: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY VALIANTSURF (VS): VALIANTSURF Capability Level Beneficiaries CES & LONGHAUL OTP & SSG TOPIs Link Access CES A Key Recovery, no on-site decrypti...
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GALLANTWAVE

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Release Date: 2014-12-28
This undated presentation from NSA’s Digital Network Crypt Applications (DNCA) concerns the GALLANTWAVE tool, which decrypts VPN traffic within LONGHAUL: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL GALLANTWAVE@scale GALLANTWAVE @ volume Requirements @Scale Deploy more widely - Leverage peering with partner @Volume Increas...
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Intelligently filtering your data: Brazil and Mexico case studies

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Release Date: 2013-12-02
A selection of slides from a Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) presentation gives case studies on the use of graph analysis in relation to the political leadership of Mexico and Brazil: see the Fantástico article Veja os documentos ultrassecretos que comprovam espionagem a Dilma, 2 December 2013.
glenn1-30.jpg: ?86 H6MTW£8MllflfHi® T8 Bifc SIS: SHI; ESH; H5t I(TS//SI//REL) Intelligently filtering your data Brazil and Mexico case studies SATC i86 ieff«E8fHHWB£l: ?8 HIS; 886; SH...
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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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MHS and GCHQ “Get in the Game with Target Development for World of Warcraft Online Gaming”

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Release Date: 2013-12-09 Document Date: 2008-01-01
An NSA document from 2008 shows that efforts to collect data from players of World of Warcraft started that year with the development of specialised exploits by GCHQ. The operation was based at Menwith Hill in the UK: see the New York Times article Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls, 9 […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (TS//SI//REL) MHS and GCHQ “Get in the Game” with Target Development for World of Warcraft Online Gaming (TS//SI//REL) Although online gaming may seem...
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Apportionment of Strategic Efforts -- Our Plan of Attack

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2006-02-15
U.S. Signals Intelligence System resources are allocated in the following areas: 35 percent are dedicated to the global war on terrorism; 35 percent are dedicated to China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia; 20 percent go to remaining strategic focus areas; and 10 percent are set aside for development in data acquisition, signals development, or analysis and production.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Apportionment of Strategic Efforts -- Our Plan of Attack FROM: SIGINT Communication...
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Acronyms Anonymous (repost)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-30
Repost: A recently hired technical writer, tongue in cheek, describes complicated acronyms and the NSA writing style as “language barriers.” And she reveals how she is often lost in NSA parking lots.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Acronyms Anonymous (repost) FROM: Antoinette Punzavitz Data Acquisition Staff (S3) Run Da...
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Classification Guide for SIGINT Material Dating from 16 August 1945 – 31 December 1967

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Release Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2011-11-21
This NSA classification guide, dated 21 November 2011, covers signals intelligence material that as to be kept secret for more than the standard 60 years: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//SjyTK//NOFÜRN NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR SIGINT Material Dating from 16 August 1945 *31 December 1967 Effects Dale: 21 De...
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United States – Collection Information

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This undated Boundless Informant slide supplies collection data for a number of NSA projects: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
United States - Collection Information Summary :+ Project Name Validator ID 1 Day Count 3 Day Count 3C Day Count 1 t IP CHOCOLATES HIP 611002101 0 3 393 50.115.118.140 A SCREAMINGHARPY...
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DNI/AG 702(g) Certification 2010-A

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Release Date: 2014-06-30 Document Date: 2010-07-15
This 2010 certification from the Director of National Intelligence and the Attorney General asserts that procedures are in place to ensure foreign intelligence gathering stays within the boundaries of the law by targeting people “who are reasonably believed to be outside the United States.” The breadth of the authority is, however, very wide, allowing surveillance […]
SECRET//ORCON,NOFORN CERTIFICATION OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION 702(g) OF TfififFORpGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT OF 1978, AS ...
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Internal NSA presentation on BND organisation

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Release Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2013-01-01
This 2013 NSA document presents an organisational chart of the German foreign intelligence service, the BND: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
 Ei.ndssraa-irichltnd 2131 Bundesnachrichtendienst Structure of the BND PRESIDENT WCf PRESIDENT (FTvtldential D*p^tyJ virr president for MILITARY AfFAIRS VICE FSE5I3...
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Content Extraction Analytics

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This 21 May 2009 presentation from the NSA’s Center for Content Extraction includes a slide that shows that the communications of 122 heads of government were stored in the agency’s central “Target Knowledge Base”, 11 of whom are named. The collection for most of these targets was automated: see the Der Spiegel article ‘A’ for […]
Human Language technology Center for Content Extraction Content Extraction Analytics SIGDEV End-to-End Demo 21 May 2009 Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassily On:...
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HOMING PIGEON

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2012-01-01
These two slides, taken from a 2012 NSA presentation, describe the agency’s monitoring of in-air communications and the sharing of that information among the Five Eyes: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 166 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (U) ANALYTIC DRIVER (CONT.) □(S//SI//REL FVEY) Analytic Question Given a GSM handset detected on a known aircraft flight, what is the lik...
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Australia asks to “extend” partnership with NSA

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2011-02-21
This extract, taken from a 21 Feburary 2011 letter from the acting deputy head of Australia’s Intelligence Defence Signals Directorate to the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate, invites the American agency to intensify its focus on Australian citizens: see the book No Place to Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 122 While we have invested significant analytic and collection effort of our own to find and exploit these communications, the difficulties we face in obtaining regular and reliable acce...
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SHELLTRUMPET Processes it’s One Trillionth Metadata Record

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2012-12-31
This 31 December 2012 post from the NSA’s intranet describes the scale of the metadata records handled by the SHELLTRUMPET analysis tool: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 100 (S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) SHELLTRUMPET Processes it|'s One Trillionth Metadata Record (S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) On December 21, 2012 SHELLTRUMPET processed its One Trillionth meta...
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Identifier Lead Triage with ECHOBASE

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Release Date: 2014-04-30 Document Date: 2012-06-01
This SIGDEV presentation dated June 2012 describes techniques for filtering very large datasets through the cloud-based GHOSTMACHINE framework. Cooperation between NSA and GCHQ during the 2012 London Olympics – the “Olympic Option” – is used as a case study: see the Intercept article British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged to Play in NSA’s Data Pools, 30 […]
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Visit Precis: Sir Iain Lobban

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Release Date: 2014-04-30 Document Date: 2013-04-01
This internal NSA document from April 2013 gives background information to prepare for the then GCHQ Director’s visit on 30 April and 1 May; included topics include access to PRISM data, FLAME malware, Iran, Syria and Israel: see the Intercept article British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged to Play in NSA’s Data Pools, 30 April 2014. […]
TOPSECRET//SI//NOFORN VISIT PRÉCIS Sir Iain Lobban, KCMG, CB Director, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) 30 April 2013 - 1 May 2013 GEN A Hosted Dinner: 30 April 2013//1...
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Thanksgiving Stories: Ever Have an 'Odd Duck' of a Holiday?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-14
SIDtoday would like submissions of quirky Thanksgiving experiences that NSA’ers have had while deployed. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Thanksgiving Stories: Ever Have an 'Odd Duck' of a Holiday? FROM: SIGINT Communications U...
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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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Some Info on 'Compensatory Time Off for Travel'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-10
There are new guidelines for how staff can claim compensatory hours for time they spend traveling to and from a temporary duty location. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Some Info on 'Compensatory Time Off for Travel' FROM: SID Human Resources Service Center...
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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 Real Scoop on USSID SP0018 Briefings

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-03
The Signals Intelligence Directorate has trained over 5,000 staff in a minimization policy known as SP0018, which must be understood in order to look at raw signals intelligence. The directorate offers eight to 10 trainings each month, as well as shortened web versions of the training that are available in an emergency.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) The Real Scoop on USSID SP0018 Briefings FROM: SID Oversight and Compliance (SV) R...
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Hoping to SCOR Big

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-03
The SIGINT Site Commanders Operational Review, an annual conference, will meet to plan for optimizing the global signals intelligence system as part of an ongoing governance effort. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Hoping to SCOR Big FROM: SIGINT Communications (S02C) and the SIGINT Operations Staff (S0...
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SIGINT: Don't Leave Washington Without It

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-02
This article lists interactions that the U.S.’s new ambassador to the European Union, Boyden Gray, has had with the NSA, how productive the meetings were, how impressed he was, and the praise he gave.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT: Don't Leave Washington Without It FROM: SIGINT Communications and Penny Horgan, N...
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Track SID's Progress Towards Its CFC Goal

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-01
The SIDtoday homepage lists the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s progress toward its $750,000 goal for giving in a federal charitable campaign.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Track SID's Progress Towards Its CFC Goal FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 1...

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