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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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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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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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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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InSIDer's View of History... A Lesson in Personal Accountability (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-23
(Repost) SID Chief of Staff Charles Berlin discloses something startling: "As many of you know, our forces in Iraq are dropping bombs on the strength of SIGINT alone." He says this while sharing a story of a commander who was concerned about culpability for war crimes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) InSIDer's View of History ... A Lesson in Personal Accountability<br>(repost)<b...
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The Only Game in Town (part 1)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-15
An intelligence analysis intern describes her tour as NSA counterterrorism representative at the CIA station in Islamabad, where she witnessed the arrests of several dozen terrorists.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Only Game in Town (part 1)<br>FROM:<br>Intelligence Analysis (IA) Intern<br...
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Generally Speaking: Learning Lessons from CSTs in Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2005-02-09
The Signals Intelligence director spoke with five analysts who served in the field in Iraq to gather feedback about their experience and how to improve the entire SIGINT system to make it more effective.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Generally Speaking: Learning Lessons from CSTs in Iraq<br>FROM: MG Richard...
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Key Reads -- When the Customer Needs Short-Term Support

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-08
Key Reads are events for which a customer need a quick turnaround of cryptologic services -- for example, if the military is planning an operation and needs support from the NSA. These last-minute requests are sent to centers across the organization that can temporarily refocus on responding to the Key Reads, although they do not replace existing priorities.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Key Reads -- When the Customer Needs Short-Term Support<br>FROM: <br>SID/Deputy...
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The U.S. Marshals Service -- A New SIGINT Customer

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-05
The U.S. Marshals Service and SID signed a memorandum of understanding in 2004. SID will provide SIGINT to help the USMS track down foreign fugitives and the two agencies will share information about different analysis techniques. As an added benefit to the NSA, the USMS tends to stay behind-the-scenes, which lowers the odds of any SIGINT tools or techniques being discussed in open court or the media.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) The U.S. Marshals Service -- A New SIGINT Customer<br>FROM: <br>Account Manager...
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SIGINT Users' Conference 2004 Wrap-Up

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-15
An overview of the 2004 SIGINT Users' Conference. 175 attendees from across the intelligence community and the military attended, and there were 23 presentations, as well as panel discussions, demonstrations, tours, and training sessions. Attendees called it a success.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SIGINT Users' Conference 2004 Wrap-Up<br>FROM: <br>Information Needs and Outcom...
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Justifying Expenditures of Money and Time: Acquisition Analysis

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-07
Acquisition analysis is a recently required process at NSA, but there's a lack of guidance on how to do it. A workshop to develop policies and procedures will be held for members of the acquisition and business management community.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Justifying Expenditures of Money and Time: Acquisition<br>Analysis<br>FRO...
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Hover Hammer, the Steerable Airship (repost)

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-30
(Repost) The National Tactical Integration Office has begun experimenting with an airship for potential use in SIGINT collection.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) Hover Hammer, the Steerable Airship (repost)<br>FROM: <br>National Tactical Int...
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The Reporting Board - What Can It Do for You?

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-25
The Reporting Board offers a variety of guides, publications, seminars, and training sessions to support staff tasked with reporting responsibilities.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The Reporting Board - What Can It Do for You?<br>FROM:<br>The Reporting B...
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CRM Technology Pilot Receives Positive Feedback

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-04
SID's Customer Gateway have piloted a new customer relationship management tool that allows account managers to keep better track of SIGINT "customers." The tool allows account managers to generate regular reports, keep up-to-date contact info for their customers, access activity history, document and track issues, as well as other features.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) CRM Technology Pilot Receives Positive Feedback<br>FROM: <br>Customer Engagemen...
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Baghdad : Perceptions & Fact

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-27
A staffer who returned from a tour in Baghdad describes how conditions have changed in the former palace where he worked inside the green zone.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Baghdad : Perceptions &amp; Fact<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>R...
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Now You're Speaking My Language: NSA's Linguistic Resources (Part III and Final)

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-07-16
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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NSA and GCHQ Team Up to Tackle HF

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-14
After realizing that their technologies for collecting high frequency signals were obsolete, the NSA and GCHQ established the Joint Strategic Off-Air Programme, which jointly manages all HF/VHF/UHF collection as well as updates to legacy systems.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) NSA and GCHQ Team Up to Tackle HF<br>FROM: <br>Deputy Chief, RFO/Corporate HF S...
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Reminder: Global Network Analyst Intern Program Showcase: 23 July

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-12
Two interns will present their achievements in developing attacks against emerging technologies.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) Reminder: Global Network Analyst Intern Program Showcase: 23<br>July<br>FROM: <...
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Battlefield SIGINT Conference

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-07
A conference took place to discuss improving cryptanalytic support for frontline military operations, including the PINERIDGE unmanned aerial vehicle project.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Battlefield SIGINT Conference<br>FROM: <br>CES Military Operations Staff (S3109...
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On the Fence About Taking a Job at the Pentagon?

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-13
Announcement of a lunch information session about job postings to the Pentagon to provide intelligence support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) On the Fence About Taking a Job at the Pentagon?<br>FROM: Customer Gateway...
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A&P; Leadership Changes

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-22
Leadership changes in Analysis and Production are announced.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) A&amp;P; Leadership Changes<br>FROM: Jim Allen<br>Deputy Director for Analysis a...
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So You Think You Know What Raw Traffic Is?

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-20
A pointer to a directive from the SIGINT Directorate to define what constitutes “raw traffic” and who such traffic may be shared with.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(C) So You Think You Know What Raw Traffic Is?<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unk...
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SID 's Antipodal Colleagues

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-08
Description of an NSA office in Canberra, Australia, staffed by 16 people who work closely with the Australian and New Zealand spy agencies, including to break a network used by the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) SID 's Antipodal Colleagues<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SUSLO Canberra<br>Run Date:...
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Military Members: Do You Have What It Takes?

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-07
A posting of 25 new billets for military members with SIGINT background to support combat forces in the global war on terrorism.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Military Members: Do You Have What It Takes?<br>FROM: SIGINT Communication...
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Chef's Choice: Database Access by Tactical Units

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-16
The Signals Intelligence deputy director writes that a year ago, SID made a commitment to provide tactical units in Iraq and Afghanistan with access to SIGINT databases. This is complete, but the approval process to give access to the database is too slow, so he’s unveiling a plan to speed it up and grant or deny access within seven days.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Chef's Choice: Database Access by Tactical Units<br>FROM: Charlie Meals<br...
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Collection Facility Goes Low-Profile on Okinawa

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-15
NSA is forced to move a Japanese-funded collection facility in Okinawa to a new location 25 miles away to honor the wishes of the neighbors. The new location is more “low-profile,” and the Japanese government will pay for the $150 million move.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(C) Collection Facility Goes Low-Profile on Okinawa<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<b...
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Generally Speaking: Back from the Front

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-08
After returning from Baghdad, the Signals Intelligence director says all the SIGINT analysts deployed in the war zone are heroes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Generally Speaking: Back from the Front<br>FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA<br>...
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Third North Korea Rock Drill Breaks New Ground

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-02
Summary of the third North Korea “rock drill,” a three-day meeting held by the North Korea Issue Management Team where NSA worked with the State Department to create strategy to support the State Department’s goals.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S//SI) Third North Korea Rock Drill Breaks New Ground<br>FROM: the North Korea Issu...
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Digital Network Exploitation (DNE), Digital Network Intelligence (DNI) and Computer Network Exploitation (CNE)

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-16
Explanation of the differences between Digital Network Exploitation, Digital Network Intelligence, and Computer Network Exploitation: DNE is extracting intelligence from a device on the global network; DNI is the intelligence produced by DNE; and CNE is hacking end-point devices (mentions “subtly weakening encryption”). Article acknowledges that “our targets communications are increasingly buried by millions of non-target communications.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Digital Network Exploitation (DNE), Digital Network<br>Intelligence (DNI) ...

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