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SIGINT Monitors Global Spread of Avian Flu

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2005-10-28
NSA closely monitored the 2004 spread of avian influenza in preparation for a possible pandemic. "As our IC colleagues have said, containing the threat of infectious disease comes down to 'detection, detection, detection. SIGINT is probably going to get it first,'" the author writes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) SIGINT Monitors Global Spread of Avian Flu<br>FROM:<br>Assistant SINIO for ...
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Al-Qa'ida: An Emerging Narco-Supported Terrorist Group?

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-08-19
Article lays out questions surrounding al Qaeda's involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan. While there appear to be many low-level al Qaeda operatives involved in the drug trade, there is no intelligence indicating mid- or high-level operatives are involved.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) Al-Qa'ida: An Emerging Narco-Supported Terrorist Group?<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SINI...
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SIGDEV: Is It Time for a ‘Target Reboot’?

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Release Date: 2015-11-18 Document Date: 2011-03-23
This 23 March 2011 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes an analyst’s surprise at discovering that the agency was collecting internal communications from Venezuelan energy company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA): see the Intercept article Overwhelmed NSA Surprised To Discover Its Own Surveillance “Goldmine” on Venezuela’s Oil Executives, 18 November 2015.
sigdev-is-it-time-for-a-target-reboot-p1-normal.gif: DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Saturday, 10 Nov 2012 ...
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21st Century Collaboration: The 'Venezuela Issues Community' Goes On-Line

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-07
The Venezuela Issues Community includes a blog, calendar, task management tools, and a collection of documents to help facilitate discussion of Venezuela by analysts across the NSA. It is the first installation of a collaborative tool intended for use in other contexts. Signing up for the community is a four-step process that involves requesting an account.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) 21st Century Collaboration: The 'Venezuela Issues Community' Goes On-Line FROM: SINIO...
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Lebanon: Domestic Crisis Averted, for Now, in Wake of Prime Minister's Resignation

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-25
The SIGINT National Intelligence Officers advised NSA and intelligence community leadership on the potential crisis brewing in Lebanon.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Lebanon: Domestic Crisis Averted, for Now, in Wake of Prime<br>Minister's Resig...
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Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-18
The NSA's signals intelligence national intelligence officer for Latin America explains why the Bush administration has identified Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez as a threat to democracy.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor<br>FROM:<br>SINIO ...
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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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China: Modernizing and Mobilizing Its Strategic Strike Capabilities

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-13
After two decades of development, China is on the brink of mass-producing mobile ICBMs with the range to target the entire U.S. "China is seeking to establish a credible and survivable nuclear deterrent, and will likely adhere to its long-standing 'no first use' policy."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) China: Modernizing and Mobilizing Its Strategic Strike Capabilities<br>FROM:<br...
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SINIO Summer Seminar Strategic Issues in Latin America

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-12
A seminar will address trends in Latin American politics, including the rise of populist leaders and heightened Chinese influence in South America. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Strategic Issues in Latin America FROM: Marilyn Maines Deputy ...
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ODNI Watch Center - Because America Demands Our Best

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-21
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is recruiting for open positions at the ODNI Watch operations center.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) ODNI Watch Center - Because America Demands Our Best FROM: Deputy Director, ODNI Watch Op...
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Lebanon: Domestic Crisis Averted, for Now, in Wake of Prime Minister's Resignation

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2005-04-25
Summary of the political turmoil in Lebanon and how it relates to Syria and other countries in the region, with a worst-case scenario being a threat to the Lebanon-Israel border.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Lebanon: Domestic Crisis Averted, for Now, in Wake of Prime<br>Minister's Resig...
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SID Support to the US Coast Guard

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-08-04
The U.S. Coast Guard is now a SID partner and uses NSA information in domestic and law enforcement missions. A June 2003 example was the seizure of a cargo ship north of Venezuela carrying $196 million in cocaine.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(C) SID Support to the US Coast Guard<br>FROM:<br>Coast Guard Account Manager<br>Run...
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The NAC's Advanced Network Development &amp; Analysis (ANDA) Division

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-29
Profile of the Network Analysis Center's ANDA division, which helped capture suspected al Qaeda operative Husam al-Yemeni, improved understanding of the Pakistani Army Defense Network, and spied on a network associated with the leader of Venezuela (erroneously referred to as "Victor Chavez").
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The NAC's Advanced Network Development &amp; Analysis<br>(ANDA) Division<...
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Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2005-03-18
President Bush considers Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a "threat to democracy in the region and a threat to U.S. interests in particular." But "from a SIGINT perspective, Venezuela poses a particularly difficult challenge. With Castro as his mentor, Chavez has learned the importance of communications security and has made sure that his subordinates understand this as well."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor<br>FROM:<br>SINIO ...
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The Network Analysis Center

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-20
This article is a near-identical version (including the inaccurate reference to "Victor" Chavez) of a March 24, 2004, SIDtoday article entitled "The NAC's Advanced Network Development & Analysis (ANDA) Division." Here is the summary of the original version of this article: Profile of the Network Analysis Center's ANDA division, which helped capture suspected Al Qaeda operative Husam al-Yemeni, improved understanding of the Pakistani Army Defense Network, and spied on a network associated with the leader of Venezuela (erroneously referred to as "Victor Chavez").
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) The Network Analysis Center<br>FROM: <br>Chief, NAC (S31SD)<br>Run Date: 09...
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China: The Near-Term Potential for Economic, Political, and Social Crises

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-15
The author outlines major issues facing China and explains how they are likely to "dominate Chinese decision-makers' thinking for the next six months," as well as affect the regional and global economy.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) China: The Near-Term Potential for Economic, Political, and Social<br>Crises<br...

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