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NSA Extended Enterprise Report: July 2008

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Release Date: 2015-04-02 Document Date: 2008-07-08
This extract from a July 2008 NSA document describes Argentina as GCHQ’s “primary interest” in Latin America: see the Intercept article Britain Used Spy Team to Shape Latin American Public Opinion on Falklands, 2 April 2015.
TOP SECRET//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 Extended Enterprise Report: July 2008 This document summarises key activities of interest to GCHQ at the NSA Regional Cryptologic Center...
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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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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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CNO Core Secrets

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Release Date: 2014-10-10
This undated selection of seven NSA slides highlights the activities the agency regards as its “core secrets”: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN NSA/CSS and JFCC-NW National Initiative Task - Security Framework SAP Authority NSA/CSS/JFCC-NW SAPS DNI CNE DoD CND CNA wm Information Released to...
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Israel

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Release Date: 2014-08-04 Document Date: 2008-01-01
This short extract from a GCHQ planning document from 2008 makes clear concerns about Israel’s “less desirable activities”: see the Intercept article Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack, 4 August 2014.  
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 Israel. Policy makers remain deeply concerned over the potential threat that Israel poses to a peaceful resolution of the Iran problem, and to some of Israel’s less desirab...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Saudi Arabia

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Release Date: 2014-07-25 Document Date: 2013-04-08
This NSA information paper dated 8 April 2013 details the agency’s deepening signals intelligence relationship with Saudi Arabia: see the Intercept article The NSA’s New Partner in Spying: Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police, 25 July 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN National Security 8 April 2013 Agency/Central Security Service Information Paper (S//SI//REL TO USA, SAU) Subject: NSA Intelligence Relationship with Saudi Ara...
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GCHQ Cyprus

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Release Date: 2015-08-03
This two-page extract from a longer, undated, GCHQ document describing its presence in Cyprus, states that “Under the ECHELON Agreement, NSA provides 50% of the funding for the SOUNDER Comsat facility”: see the Intercept article GCHQ and Me: My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers, 3 August 2015.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 Technical Capability 24. Improve Mission Management to ensure efficient use of our Sigint resources. The UK hubs/Access Services will continue to simplify and improve per...
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JFK Assassination Records Classification/Declassification Guide Number: 385-00

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Release Date: 2017-10-25 Document Date: 2000-06-23
This classification guide from 2000 shows that aspects of NSA investigations related to the Kennedy assassination were still classed as top secret, decades later: see the Intercept article NSA Concealed Records on JFK Assassination for Decades, 25 October 2017.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 (U) JFK ASSASSINATION RECORDS CLASSIFICATION/ DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE NUMBER: 385-00 (U) PUBLICATION DATE: 23 JUNE 2000 (U) PRO...
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2013 Black Budget: Cryptanalysis & Exploitation services

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Release Date: 2015-03-10 Document Date: 2013-01-01
This extract from the US intelligence community’s 2013 Congressional Budget Justification shows expenditure on the Analysis of Target Systems project, which aims to defeat the encryption in commercial software and hardware: see the Intercept article iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets, 10 March 2015.
TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN (U) CRYPTANALYSIS & EXPLOITATION SERVICES (U) ANALYSIS OF TARGET SYSTEMS This Exhibit Is SECRET//NOFORN FY 20111 Actual FY 2012 Enacted FY 2013 Request...
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Iran – Current Topics, Interaction with GCHQ

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Release Date: 2015-02-10 Document Date: 2013-04-12
This NSA talking points memo dated 12 April 2013 notes that Iran “has demonstrated a clear ability to learn from the capabilities and actions of others”: see the Intercept article NSA Claims Iran Learned from Western Cyberattacks, 10 February 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN (U) Topic: Iran - Current Topics, Interaction with GCHQ (U) Director's Talking Points: * (TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) Emphasize that we have successfully worked mu...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Jordan

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Release Date: 2014-08-04 Document Date: 2013-04-18
This extract from an NSA Information Paper dated 18 April 2013 shows that Jordan’s Electronc Warfare Directorate (EWD) is “the sole contributor to a large body of NSA’s reporting” on the Palestinian security forces: see the Intercept article Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack, 4 August 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN National Security Agency/Central Security Service 18 April 2013 Information Paper (S//SI//REL TO USA, JOR) Subject: NSA Intelligence Relationship with Jordan (S//S...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Israel

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Release Date: 2014-08-04 Document Date: 2013-04-19
This internal NSA information paper, dated 19 April 2013, describes a “far reaching technical and analytic relationship” with Israel’s SIGINT National Unit (ISNU): see the Intercept article Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack, 4 August 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN National Security Agency/Central 19 April 2013 Security Service Information Paper (TS//REL TO USA, ISR) Subject: NSA Intelligence Relationship with Israel (U) I...
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Formatting internal memos

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Release Date: 2014-07-09 Document Date: 2005-07-05
This excerpt from a 2005 NSA document demonstrating to personnel how to format internal memos shows how anti-Muslim prejudice has found its way into official documents: see the Intercept article Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On, 9 July 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZLV/20291123 05 July 2005 E-mail: address: badASGguy@holmail.com Identity: Mohammed Raghcad (ASG Sales Associate) ASG background (below is...
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BASECOAT

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Release Date: 2014-05-19 Document Date: 2013-05-02
This slide from a 2013 NSA Special Source Operations presentation shows that SOMALGET is used to investigate narcotics offenses: see the Intercept article: Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, 19 May 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN (U) WHAT’S NEW >US-331OAI /A2/BASECOAT (Bahamas) reactivated mid- March. Five reports issued by end of March, four sole source. 2/00/501291-13 ______ (S//SI//REL...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Canada’s Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2013-04-03
This largely redacted information paper from NSA’s Central Security Service dated 3 April 2013 details the current state of the agency’s cooperative relationship with its Canadian counterpart: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL USA, FVEY National Security Agency/ 3 April 2013 Central Security Service Information Paper Subject: (U//FOUO) NSA Intelligence Relationship with Canada’s Commun...
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Court Orders

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Release Date: 2014-03-29 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This slide from a March 2013 NSA Special Source Operations presentation reveals the existence of a FISA Court order (case number 13-319) relating to “Germany”, among others: see the Der Spiegel article ‘A’ for Angela: GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies and Merkel, 29 March 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN Last Week: Germany (13-319) This week: NTR jlIp.Cfl.rn.ing: Jordan (12-470) Morocco (12-481) 9/24/13 -L Signed: 7 Mar 13 Expires: 29 Mar 13 Expires...
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Communications System How To Guide

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Release Date: 2015-07-01
This undated NSA technical document provides configuration instructions for Communications System (Comms), one of the integral parts of the XKeyScore system: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
TOP SECRET (TS//SCI) Communications System How To Guide The communications system (Comms) is the primary means that XKEYSCORE systems use to communicate among servers in the same cluster...
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Black Budget – Human Language Technology Research

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2013-01-01
This extract from the 2013 Intelligence Community Budget Justification (“the Black Budget”) outlines the budget for speech recognition technologies: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015.
TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK 360 TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN (U) RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY (U) HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY RESEARC...
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History of the US – Israel SIGINT Relationship, post 1992

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2007-01-01
This short extract, taken from a 2007 NSA report on the history of intelligence cooperation between the US and Israel, describe some of the difficulties of that relationship: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
(TS//S1//NF) As close as the ISNU relationship has become, it has not been without tension. The Jonathan Pollard incident is one example that had a negative, albeit temporary, impact to the S1G1...
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Final Agenda SWEDUSA

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Release Date: 2013-12-11 Document Date: 2013-04-23
The agenda for the SWEDUSA 2013 Strategic Planning Conference on 24-26 April 2013, showing extensive discussion between the NSA and FRA at the most senior level: see the SVT article FRA part of top-secret hacker project, 11 December 2013.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN As of: 23 April//1000 Protocol Rep: Visit manager: Date/Time of Visit: (U) 24-26 April 2013 24 April 2013//0745-1600; 25 April 2013//0845-1545; 26 April...
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Exhibit F

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Release Date: 2014-06-30 Document Date: 2010-07-16
This document lists the 193 governments, intragovernmental organisations and other entities which the NSA was granted the legal authority to intercept communications “about” for foreign intelligence purposes in August 2010: see the Washington Post article Court gave NSA broad leeway in surveillance, 30 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//NOFORN EXHIBIT F IN THE MATTER OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, FOREIGN FACTIONS Ns?F^yyiG#i 11- ENTITIES, AND FOREIGN-BASED POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS >■,, f;f |:VV DNI/AG 70...
Afghanistan (AFG/AF), Albania (ALB/AL), Algeria (DZA/DZ), Andorra (AND/AD), Angola (AGO/AO), Antigua and Barbuda (ATG/AG), Argentina (ARG/AR), Armenia (ARM/AM), Austria (AUT/AT), Azerbaijan (AZE/AZ), Bahamas (BHS/BS), Bangladesh (BGD/BD), Barbados (BRB/BB), Belarus (BLR/BY), Belgium (BEL/BE), Belize (BLZ/BZ), Benin (BEN/BJ), Bhutan (BTN/BT), Bolivia (BOL/BO), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH/BA), Botswana (BWA/BW), Brazil (BRA/BR), Bulgaria (BGR/BG), Burkina Faso (BFA/BF), Burundi (BDI/BI), Cambodia (KHM/KH), Cameroon (CMR/CM), Central African Republic (CAF/CF), Chad (TCD/TD), Chile (CHL/CL), China (CHN/CN), Colombia (COL/CO), Comoros (COM/KM), Congo (COD/CD), Costa Rica (CRI/CR), Croatia (HRV/HR), Cuba (CUB/CU), Cyprus (CYP/CY), Czech Republic (CZE/CZ), Denmark (DNK/DK), Djibouti (DJI/DJ), Dominica (DMA/DM), Dominican Republic (DOM/DO), Ecuador (ECU/EC), Egypt (EGY/EG), El Salvador (SLV/SV), Equatorial Guinea (GNQ/GQ), Eritrea (ERI/ER), Estonia (EST/EE), Ethiopia (ETH/ET), Fiji (FJI/FJ), Finland (FIN/FI), France (FRA/FR), Gabon (GAB/GA), Gambia (GMB/GM), Georgia (GEO/GE), Germany (DEU/DE), Ghana (GHA/GH), Greece (GRC/GR), Grenada (GRD/GD), Guatemala (GTM/GT), Guinea (GIN/GN), Guinea-Bissau (GNB/GW), Guyana (GUY/GY), Haiti (HTI/HT), Vatican (VAT/VA), Honduras (HND/HN), Hungary (HUN/HU), Iceland (ISL/IS), India (IND/IN), Indonesia (IDN/ID), Iran (IRN/IR), Iraq (IRQ/IQ), Ireland (IRL/IE), Israel (ISR/IL), Italy (ITA/IT), Jamaica (JAM/JM), Japan (JPN/JP), Jordan (JOR/JO), Kazakhstan (KAZ/KZ), Kenya (KEN/KE), Kiribati (KIR/KI), Korea (KOR/KR), Kuwait (KWT/KW), Kyrgyzstan (KGZ/KG), Latvia (LVA/LV), Lebanon (LBN/LB), Lesotho (LSO/LS), Liberia (LBR/LR), Libya (LBY/LY), Liechtenstein (LIE/LI), Lithuania (LTU/LT), Luxembourg (LUX/LU), Macedonia (MKD/MK), Madagascar (MDG/MG), Malawi (MWI/MW), Malaysia (MYS/MY), Maldives (MDV/MV), Mali (MLI/ML), Malta (MLT/MT), Marshall Islands (MHL/MH), Mauritania (MRT/MR), Mauritius (MUS/MU), Mexico (MEX/MX), Micronesia (FSM/FM), Moldova (MDA/MD), Monaco (MCO/MC), Mongolia (MNG/MN), Montenegro (MNE/ME), Morocco (MAR/MA), Mozambique (MOZ/MZ), Myanmar (MMR/MM), Namibia (NAM/NA), Nauru (NRU/NR), Nepal (NPL/NP), Netherlands (NLD/NL), Nicaragua (NIC/NI), Niger (NER/NE), Nigeria (NGA/NG), Norway (NOR/NO), Oman (OMN/OM), Pakistan (PAK/PK), Palau (PLW/PW), Panama (PAN/PA), Papua New Guinea (PNG/PG), Paraguay (PRY/PY), Peru (PER/PE), Philippines (PHL/PH), Poland (POL/PL), Portugal (PRT/PT), Qatar (QAT/QA), Romania (ROU/RO), Russia (RUS/RU), Rwanda (RWA/RW), Saint Kitts and Nevis (KNA/KN), Saint Lucia (LCA/LC), Samoa (WSM/WS), San Marino (SMR/SM), Sao Tome and Principe (STP/ST), Senegal (SEN/SN), Serbia (SRB/RS), Seychelles (SYC/SC), Sierra Leone (SLE/SL), Singapore (SGP/SG), Slovakia (SVK/SK), Slovenia (SVN/SI), Somalia (SOM/SO), South Africa (ZAF/ZA), Spain (ESP/ES), Sri Lanka (LKA/LK), Sudan (SDN/SD), Suriname (SUR/SR), Swaziland (SWZ/SZ), Sweden (SWE/SE), Switzerland (CHE/CH), Taiwan (TWN/TW), Tajikistan (TJK/TJ), Tanzania (TZA/TZ), Thailand (THA/TH), Timor-Leste (TLS/TL), Togo (TGO/TG), Tonga (TON/TO), Tunisia (TUN/TN), Turkey (TUR/TR), Turkmenistan (TKM/TM), Tuvalu (TUV/TV), Uganda (UGA/UG), Ukraine (UKR/UA), United States (USA/US), Uruguay (URY/UY), Uzbekistan (UZB/UZ), Vanuatu (VUT/VU), Venezuela (VEN/VE), Vietnam (VNM/VN), Western Sahara (ESH/EH), Yemen (YEM/YE), Zambia (ZMB/ZM), Zimbabwe (ZWE/ZW)
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NSA’s Counterterrorism (CT) Relationship with the German Foreign Intelligence Service (BND) and the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV)

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Release Date: 2013-07-22 Document Date: 2013-04-08
This background document, prepared by NSA officials in advance of a conversation with representatives of Germany’s domestic (BfV) and foreign (BND) intelligence services, outlines the continuing cooperation between the three agencies in the field of counterterrorism. Extracts from this document were published by Der Spiegel in July 2013: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA […]
TOP SEC RET//SI//NOFORN (U) Topic (S/REL TO USA, DEU) NS A’5 Counterterrorism (CT) Relationship with the German Federal Intelligence Seivice (BND) and the German Federal Office for the Prot...
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Discovery SIGINT Targeting Scenarios and Compliance

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Release Date: 2014-02-18 Document Date: 2011-07-01
This page from the NSA intranet dated July 2011 supplies advice from the NSA Offices of General Counsel (OGC) and Oversight and Compliance (NOC) on the admissibility of targeting strategies against the users of popular websites (including WikLeaks and the Pirate Bay): see the Intercept article Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed […]
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY Navigation Main Page Community portal Recent changes Random page Help Toolbox What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Printab...
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Black Budget, p. 262

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Release Date: 2015-05-05
This extract from the 2013 Intelligence Community Budget Justification (“the Black Budget”) outlines the budget for speech recognition technologies: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015.
TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN 'hit Exhibit is SECRET'/SIz/NOFORh! ' of ai funding -:ti Millions CCP 00083 - Number of voice files rendered searchable by text queries. Projects: Analytics M...
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Blast From the Past: YRS in the Beginning

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Release Date: 2015-08-03 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This January 2011 article from Northwest Passage, the NSA internal newsletter for the Yakima Research Station gives an account of its history, including its involvement in ECHELON: see the Intercept article GCHQ and Me: My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers, 3 August 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY Volume 2, Issue 1 THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE January 2011 (U) BLAST FROM THE PAST: YRS IN THE BEGINNING (U//FOUO) YRS has recently unearthed mountain...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with New Zealand

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Release Date: 2015-03-10 Document Date: 2013-04-01
This NSA information paper from April 2013 describes the state of the agency’s intelligence relationship with its New Zealand counterpart: see the New Zealand Herald article NZ’s spy reach stretches across globe, 11 March 2015.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY National Security Agency April 2013 Central Security Service Information Paper (U) Subject: NSA Intelligence Relationship with New Zealand (U) Execu...
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Classification guide for FISA, the Protect America Act and the FISA Amendments Act

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Release Date: 2014-03-12 Document Date: 2012-02-01
This classification guide from February 2012 outlines the sensitivity of different elements of the US legal regime governing surveillance. In particular, the guide mentions the 2007 Large Content FISA Court order, which had not previously been disclosed: see the New York Times article How a Court Secretly Evolved, Extending U.S. Spies’ Reach, 12 March 2014. […]
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U//FOUO) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT (FISA)/PROTECT AMERICA ACT (PAA)/FISA AME...
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JSA Restrictions

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Release Date: 2013-06-18
This undated article from GCHQ’s internal GCWIki gives technical details about the US-German Joint Sigint Activity group: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 COMINT JSA Restrictions Access Central: Targeting Tar g e tin g and selector □ AC Logo Red. png management are services that Access Central offers. This in...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Germany – Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND)

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Release Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2013-01-17
This internal NSA briefing dated 17 January 2013 describes the current state of the US-German intelligence relationship and mentions that “The BND has been working to influence the German Government to relax interpretation of the privacy laws over the long term to provide greater opportunity for intelligence sharing”: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA […]
TOP SECRET//S1//NOFORN National Security Agency/Central Security Service Information Paper 17 January 2013 Subject: (StfREL TO USA, FVEY} NS A Intelligence Relationship with Germany - B...
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Visit Precis: Herr Dietmar B

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Release Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2013-01-01
This background paper briefs issues to be discussed for a visit of senior BND personnel to Fort Meade, including Special Source Operations collaboration on a cable tap codenamed WHARPDRIVE: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014. media-34117
TOP SEC RET//SI//NOFORN VISIT PRÉCIS Hr. Dietmar Director S1GINT Analysis and Production Germait Fédéral Intelligence Service (BND) 30 April - 1 May 2013 SID DIR Courtesy Cal: 30 Apr...

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