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SIDtoday 'Circulation' Stats

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-29
An average of 5,458 people read each issue of SIDtoday.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIDtoday 'Circulation' Stats FROM: the SIDtoday Editor Unknown Run Date: 06/29/2005 Some...
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Were You Ever Abroad on the 4th of July?

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-28
SIDtoday readers are invited to submit anecdotes about Fourth of July holidays spent overseas.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Were You Ever Abroad on the 4th of July? FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 06...
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Video Communications Research Pod Forming

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-24
A new team will research digital video, particularly from camera phones and video email attachments, with an eye toward "how to best collect such video, investigate their usage by targets," and "analyze the data flow process."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Video Communications Research Pod Forming FROM: SIGDEV, Strategy and Governance (SSG)...
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Update: Changes Coming to the USSID System

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-23
The United States Signals Intelligence Directives ”” the rules that govern SIGINT collection ”” are being reorganized. As part of that process, new alphanumeric designators for the directives were implemented, as were "new, more logical groupings."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Update: Changes Coming to the USSID System FROM: the USSID Re-engineering Team (S02L1) Un...
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Top Linguists Take Home CLA Awards

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-16
Five individuals received awards from the Crypto-Linguistic Association for supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Sudanese peace talks, investigations into the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, and the CLA itself.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Top Linguists Take Home CLA Awards FROM: Crypto-Linguistic Association Run Date: 06/16/2...
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Exciting Deployment Opportunities in SID

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-14
The Signals Intelligence Directorate is actively looking for staff to volunteer for short-term deployments related to the global war on terror.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Exciting Deployment Opportunities in SID FROM: SID Deployment Forum Executive Secretary ...
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SIGINT Helping HUMINT

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-13
The authors tell two stories about the NSA supporting the CIA and FBI. In 2004, the NSA shared intercepted conversations between "a high-priority HUMINT (human intelligence) target and his close family relatives" with the CIA, which was conducting a "major operation" related to Iran's weapons of mass destruction program. And in 2005, the NSA helped Russian linguists from the FBI analyze intercepted communications from a Russian communications system, helping to "rule out some suspected communicators."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SIGINT Helping HUMINT FROM: HUMINT Support / Support to Operations Branch (S2D31)...
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June Analytic Showcase Scheduled

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-09
Staff will present two papers on new techniques. One enables the NSA to spy on traffic from Iraqi internet cafes to identify unique users and "support SIGINT-enabled surveillance and rendition operations," while the other, THERAPYCHEATER, helps analysts pick new targets for surveillance by looking at activity patterns in the draft folders of web accounts.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) June Analytic Showcase Scheduled FROM: Joe Mercurio Advanced Analysis Lab (S211) Run Date...
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Foreign Partners as a Linguistic Resource

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-07
The 24 second- and third-party partners have capabilities to work in 43 different languages. The decision to collaborate with a partner to exploit these skills, however, requires a cost-benefit analysis: What would the NSA gain from asking a partner to help them with a target, and what could potentially pose as a risk? Signals Intelligence Directorate management weighs these questions and makes the final decision about partnerships.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Foreign Partners as a Linguistic Resource FROM: Operations Group of NSA's Foreign Affairs...
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How To Account for New Equipment

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-02
A post runs down the procedures for receiving new equipment and adding it to the necessary property tracking databases.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) How To Account for New Equipment FROM: Chief, SID Property Office (S02S1) Run Date: 06/0...
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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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The Life of an Exec (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-26
(Repost) The executive assistant to SIGINT Director Quirk describes a "daily roller coaster ride."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Life of an Exec (repost)<br>FROM: <br>Former Interim Civilian Executive Ass...
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Prudence is a Very Winning Virtue!

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-18
"Prudence" ”” the newly named OPSEC dragon mascot ”” will begin dispensing operational security advice throughout SID. The dragon lists the five questions staffers should answer to threat model for their individual jobs.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Prudence is a Very Winning Virtue!<br>FROM: 'Prudence' the OPSEC Dragon<br>(and...
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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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Prototype Collection Systems Deployed to Iraq

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-08
Three prototypes of a new signal discovery system, SIGINT T-VO, have been installed at bases in Baghdad. The system records radio frequency signals so that analysts can find and exploit previously undiscovered VHF/UF signals and analyze events like IED detonations to detect signals that might be related to anti-Iraqi forces communications.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Prototype Collection Systems Deployed to Iraq<br>FROM: MAJ Eric Toler, USA<...
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Friedman Presentation: Career Opportunities at NSA's Field Headquarters

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-05
As part of the agency's Mission Alignment initiative, a recruitment event for opportunities at NSA field headquarters in Georgia, Texas, Colorado, and Hawaii will be held.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Friedman Presentation: Career Opportunities at NSA's<br>Field Headquarter...
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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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Now You're Speaking My Language: NSA's Linguistic Resources (Part III and Final) - repost

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-27
(Repost) To solve its language analyst problem, the NSA is: developing new language proficiency tests; launching LangNet-MALL, an internal NSA system for learning advanced language skills; and increasing the linguist hiring caps so existing linguists can be spared to go to training to improve their skills.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Now You're Speaking My Language: NSA's Linguistic Resources<br>(Part III and Fi...
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Things You Should Know About Information Sharing (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-25
(Repost) An introduction to information sharing: "the need to get every type of valuable information -- from whatever source -- to those who can use it."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Things You Should Know About Information Sharing (repost)<br>FROM: <br>Analysis...
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DA and DIA Collaborate on Collection

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-19
SID Data Acquisition briefed visitors from the Defense Intelligence Agency and found that both agencies are facing the same challenges in keeping up with technology and delivering timely intelligence to customers. They will look into closer collaboration.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) DA and DIA Collaborate on Collection<br>FROM:<br>Data Acquisition (S3) Chief of...
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Last Chance to Take the 60-Second Survey

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-15
It's the last chance for SID staffers to take a survey about internal communications.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Last Chance to Take the 60-Second Survey<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unkn...
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Cover/Anonymity: When Mission Requires NSA Association to be Hidden

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-14
There are some situations where NSA personnel need to work in a foreign country while concealing their association with NSA. This article outlines the resources NSA has to help its spies create cover identities, including coordinating logistics, and receiving "travel documents, state driver's licenses, credit cards, post office boxes, social security cards, pocket litter and telecommunications."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C//SI) Cover/Anonymity: When Mission Requires NSA Association to<br>be Hidden<br>F...
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Final Day: SID OPSEC Name-the-Mascot Contest

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-13
It's the last day to submit names for the SID OPSEC dragon mascot naming contest.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Final Day: SID OPSEC Name-the-Mascot Contest<br>FROM: <br>SID OPSEC Progr...
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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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Video to Your Desktop

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-19
Video news around the world provides valuable information about target countries. The Advanced Intelligence Research Services developed the new capability to allow analysts to view the video, directly from their desktops.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Video to Your Desktop FROM: Chief, Time Sensitive Information Support Branch (S21A...
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Dare I Ask?

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-19
The SID Mailbag, a feature on the SIDtoday site, allows Signals Intelligence Directorate employees to submit questions about SID or signals intelligence –anonymously, if they choose – and have them answered by knowledgeable fellow staffers.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Dare I Ask? FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 01/19/2005 Getting what you ne...
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New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-18
"DISTANTFOCUS," a system mounted on Predator drones in the global war on terrorism, brings "the dawn of a new era" for signals intelligence and precision geolocation. Operators at the NSA headquarters have been remotely receiving encrypted real-time audio and geolocation data from U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility since December 2004.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism FROM: Technical Advisor, Targe...
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SCS Site Foils Ambush on Coalition Convoy, Receives Praise from Task Force Commander

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-12
The Special Collection Service site in Mosul intercepted and relayed three insurgent communications that helped to prevent an attack on a military convoy and aided the Army in the capture of 11 individuals.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) SCS Site Foils Ambush on Coalition Convoy, Receives Praise from Task Force Commander...
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Christmas in Iraq

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-01-07
A Data Acquisition Lead on a tour in Baghdad reflects on the positive encounters she has had with Iraqi civilians and the “display[s] of gratitude” she sees from Iraqi people every day. She feels that the U.S. presence in Iraq is necessary “not to save the face of the US” but to help “those Iraqis who are willing to give their lives to build a better nation.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Christmas in Iraq FROM: Donna L. Rober (C) Data Acquisition Lead - Iraq Run Date: 01/07/2...

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