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What does the death of Usama bin Laden mean?

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Release Date: 2015-05-18 Document Date: 2011-05-17
In this 17 May 2011 article from the internal newsletter SIDToday, the NSA Signals Intelligence Directorate’s Associate Deputy Director for Counterterrorism, Jon Darby, decribes how the NSA played a “critical” role in the raid in bon Laden’s Abbottabad compound: see the Intercept article What the Snowden Files Say About the Osama Bin Laden Raid, 18 […]
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHES I P0SS1BLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Friday, 09 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agcncv-all Emails • SID-all Emails ...
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FAIRVIEW and STORMBREW: ‘Live’ – On the Net

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-19
This post from internal NSA newsletter SIDToday dated 19 November 2003 provides an early description of FAIRVIEW and STORMBREW, later known as Upstream collection: see the Intercept article Iraqi Insurgents Stymied the NSA and Other Highlights from 263 Internal Agency Reports, 10 August 2016.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) FAIRVIEW and STORMBREW: 'Live' - On the Net FROM: and Special Source Oper...
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MHS FISINT Successfully Collects Israeli F-16 Heads Up Display

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Release Date: 2016-01-29 Document Date: 2008-02-01
This March 2008 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday, describes the Menwith Hill station’s success in intercepting the video feeds from Israeli F-16 fighter jets and drones: see the Intercept article Spies in the Sky: Israeli Drone Feeds Hacked by British and American Intellience, 29 January 2016.
TOP SECRET//COMINT/TALENT KEYHOLE// REL TO USA, FVEY published March 2008 MHS FISINT Successfully Collects Israeli F-16 Heads-Up Display (S//SI//REL) , Menwith Hill Station (F77) (S...
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To Nab Afghan Nemesis, German Forces Launch Rare Take-Down Operation; US SIGINT Provides Key Support

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2009-06-12
This 12 June 2009 post from NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter recounts a German/Afghan targeted operation and its support from the agency: see the Der Spiegel article Obama’s Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan, 28 December 2014.
SIDToday - To Nab Afghan Nemesis, German Forces Launch Rare Take-Down Operation; U.S. SIGINT Prov... DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS C...
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The SIGINT Philosopher: Descartes Would Have Been a Lousy SIGINT Reporter

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Release Date: 2015-08-11 Document Date: 2012-06-15
This 15 June 2012 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday “SIGINT Philosopher” column tackles the subject of partial information: see the Intercept article The Philosopher of Surveillance, 11 August 2015.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // RELTO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Saturday, 10 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agency-all Emails • SID-all Email...
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The SIGINT Philosopher: In Praise of Not Knowing

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Release Date: 2015-08-11 Document Date: 2012-08-16
This 16 August 2012 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday “SIGINT Philosopher” column, considers how analysts should tackle the situation where they cannot fully answer the questions they are tasked with: see the Intercept article The Philosopher of Surveillance, 11 August 2015.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Saturday, 10 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agency-all Emails • SID-all Emai...
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The SIGINT Philosopher Is Back — with a New Face!

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Release Date: 2015-08-11 Document Date: 2012-05-29
This 29 May 2012 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday “SIGINT Philosopher” column, gives a first person account of how an analyst became reconciled to the idea of total surveillance during a polygraph test: see the Intercept article The Philosopher of Surveillance, 11 August 2015.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Saturday, 10 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agency-all Emails • SID-all Emai...
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SIGINT Seniors Making History – in a Good Way

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-02
This 2005 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the conclusions of a meeting of the SIGINT Seniors group – the participants committed the 12 nations to deploy a tactical communications system in Afghanistan and build on the successful partnership during the Athens Olympics Games in advance of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT Seniors Making History - in a Good Way FROM: FAD's MultiNational/Second P...
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SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2010-08-12
This 12 August 2010 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the outcomes of the annual Sigint Seniors Europe (SSEURP) conference, which agreed in principle to increase information sharing: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing on Afghanistan, CT, Piracy, and ...
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Can ‘Motor City’ Manufacture Some Arabic Language Assistance for NSA?

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-15
This December 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the agency’s efforts to recruit Arabic-language specialists; a Detroit-based recruitment effort “unearthed significant issues”: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) Can 'Motor City' Manufacture Some Arabic Language Assistance for NSA? FROM: Ci...
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Now You’re Speaking My Language: NSA’s Linguistic Resources (Part I)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2004-06-29
This post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday introduces a series on the agency’s struggle to find qualified language experts: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Now You're Speaking My Language: NSA's Linguistic Resources (Part I) FROM: SIGINT ...
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Special-Delivery SIGINT: How NSA Got Reports to US Negotiators In Time for Them To Be of Value

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2007-07-13
This 13 July 2007 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes how the agency surveilled the Japanese delegation at the 59th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, with the help of their New Zealand partner: see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 April 2017. […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) Special-Delivery SIGINT: How NSA Got Reports to US Negotiators In Time for Th...
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FISA: Teaming with the FBI in the Global War on Terrorism

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Release Date: 2017-11-30 Document Date: 2005-08-17
This 2005 article from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday makes it clear that, at that time, 40% of all the agency’s counterterrorism information was drawn from FISA sources, in collaboration with the FBI: see the Intercept article NSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, 30 November 2017.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) FISA: Teaming with the FBI in the Global War on Terrorism FROM: Special Source O...
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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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Stealthy Techniques Can Crack Some of SIGINT’s Hardest Targets

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2010-06-01
A June 2010 report from the NSA internal newsletter SIDtoday, authored by the chief of the agency’s Access and Target Development, describes the interdiction and backdooring of “shipments of computer network devices (servers, routers, etc.)”: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN June 2010 (U) Stealthy Techniques Can Crack Some of SIGINT’s Hardest Targets By: (U//FOUO)| 1, Chief, Access and Target Development (S3261) (TS//SE/NF)...
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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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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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The New Breed of SIGINT Reporting

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-25
First Instance Reporting is a new type of reporting that allows “forward-deployed” signals intelligence personnel “to push information out much earlier in the production cycle.” So far, there have been 3,300 such reports, including information about the inspection of uranium processing activities in Iran, Russian government knowledge of a terrorist plot, and others.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) The New Breed of SIGINT Reporting FROM: D/Chief, Field Operations Office, Special Collec...
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Write Right: Give the 'Key Points' Style a Try

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-10-25
Using bullets to make your key points, rather than just paragraphs, can make your report more readable and easier to understand.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Write Right: Give the 'Key Points' Style a Try FROM: of the Reporting Board (S12A)...
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2004 Gold Nugget Award Winner Named

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-12
An agency expert on GSM technology exploitation won the Gold Nugget Award for achievement in the field of traffic analysis. The analyst was the first to identify and read GSM text messages via Signaling System No. 7. Previously, he exploited prepaid calling cards and helped begin to extract “cellular prepaid validation metadata.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) 2004 Gold Nugget Award Winner Named FROM: Asst. Director, Intelligence Analysis Ski...
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IG Office Studies R&D; Laboratories' Access to SIGINT

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-07
The NSA’s inspector general will be studying access to signals intelligence by military and civilian research and development laboratories. Signals Intelligence Directorate staff may be interviewed. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) IG Office Studies R&D Laboratories' Access to SIGINT FROM: Assistant Inspector Gene...

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