DocumentRelease Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2012-04-13
This internal NSA post dated 13 April 2012 from the European Cryptologic Center in Darmstadt, Germany recounts an “XKS training blitz”: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
(U//FOUO) Dragons, Shrimp, and XKEYSCORE; Tales from the Land of Brothers Grimm European Cryptologic Center, SIGDEV (F22) Run Date: 04/13/2012 (S//REL) The European Cryptologic Center ...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2006-02-01
This internal NSA post from 1 February 2006 describes the visit several agency personnel to bases in Germany: see the Der Spiegel article Spying Together: Germany’s Deep Cooperation with the NSA, 18 June 2014.
(U//FOUO) On. the Road Again: SID Team Visits Germany Assistant Deputy Director for Analysis & Production (S2) Run Date: 02/01/2006 (U//FOUO) After staying around headquarters for the las...
This post from the NSA intranet dated 6 April 2001 gives the reactions of staff to the announced closure of the Bad Aibling station in Bavaria (in the event, the NSA retained a presence at the base): see the Der Spiegel article Spying Together: Germany’s Deep Cooperation with the NSA, 18 June 2014.
(U//FOUO) A Little Bad Aibling Nostalgia FROM: Some DA Veterans Unknown Run Date: 06/04/2004 (U//FOUO) Once the closure of Bad Aibling Station (located in southern Bavaria in Germany) b...
DocumentRelease Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2011-05-18
This NSA classification guide dated 18 May 2011 delineates the sensitivity of particular aspects of the agency’s speech-to-text capabilities: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015.
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) Classification Guide for Human Language Technology (HLT) Models 2-20 Effective Date: 18 May ...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-03-12
This chart, taken from an unpublished NSA presentation, illustrates the development of US legal doctrine, both public and secret, on surveillance from 1975 to 2010. The existence of the first of the FISA Court orders, the “Raw Take” order from July 2002, had not been previously known: see the New York Times article How a […]
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Law Executive Order FISC Order (renewed periodically) Policy / Procedures / Memo * This is the issue date; revisions or renewals have occurred sinc...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2004-03-29
This internal NSA post from 29 March 2004 describes the beginning of operations of the European Security Center in Darmstadt: see the Der Spiegel article Terrorverdächtige: NSA nutzte Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland-Filiale für Tötungen, 15 June 2014.
(U//FOUO) European. Security Center to Begin Operations usa Chief, Operations Division, Army Cryptologic Operations (ACO) Run Date: 03/29/2004 (S) A new tactical SIGINT producer will s...
UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen — Will the Developed and Developing World Agree on Climate Change?
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-01-30 Document Date: 2009-12-07
This article was posted on the NSA intranet on 7 December 2009, the first day of the Copenhgen Climate Summit and explains the contributions the agency has already made towards strengthening US negotiating positions: see the Information article NSA spied against UN climate negotiations, 30 January 2014.
(U) UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen -- Will the Developed and Developing World Agree on Climate Change? FROM: Deputy SINIO for Economics and Global Issues (S17) Run Date: 12...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-03-07 Document Date: 2011-09-09
This 9 September 2011 post from the NSA’s internal intranet, NSANet, is from the Ask Zelda! series of columns, which are popular within the agency. In this post, the NSA’s own agony aunt counsels agency employee Silenced in SID who is concerned about surveillance in the workplace: see the Intercept article The NSA Has An […]
(U) "Ask Zeldal": Watching Every Word in Snitch City FROM: ''Zelda,'' Dispenser of Advice for SIGINTers on Workplace Issues Run Date: 09/09/2011 (U) Note: The question has been edited for b...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-02-10
An extract from this document confirms that the NSA played a role in the assassination of US citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan: see the Intercept article The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program, 10 February 2014.
(U) The Death of Anwar Nasser Aulaqi (TS//NF) Anwar Nasser Aulaqi, a dual U.S./Yemeni citizen, regional commander for AQAP, and well-known extremist lecturer who preached at two U.S. mosques ...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-05-19 Document Date: 2004-04-20
This 20 April 2004 memo, originally published in the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday and written by the agency’s DEA Account Manager”, discusses NSA cooperaiton with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): see the Intercept article Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, 19 May 2014.s
(U) DEA - The "Other" Warfighter FROM: DEA Account Manager (S112) Run Date: 04/20/2004 (U//FOUO) When you think about our top national security threats, chances are that terrorism and m...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-04-04 Document Date: 2009-08-14
This internal NSA report dated 14 August 2009 describes that year’s SIGDEV (Sigint Development) Conference, in which representatives of 5 Eyes agencies and the wider US intelligence community meet “to synchronize discovery efforts, share breakthroughs, and swap knowledge on the art of analysis”: see the Intercept article: The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in […]
(U//FOUO) 2009 SIGDEV Conference: ’Best Yet and Continuing to Improve' FROM: HHmHI SIGDEV Strategy and Governance (SSG) Run Date: 08/14/2009 (U//FOUO) SIGINT Development Strategy and G...