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Psychology: a new kind of SIGDEV

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Release Date: 2014-01-27 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This GCHQ presentation from 2012 outlines the agency’s ability to monitor internet use major social media networks in real time, using tools called Squeaky Dolphin, Fire Ant and Anticrisis Girl: see the NBC News article Snowden docs reveal British spies snooped on YouTube and Facebook, 27 January 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY GCHQ Psychology A New Kind of SIGDEV Establishing the Human Science Operations Cell TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, ...
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Content Extraction Enhancements for Target Analytics

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Release Date: 2014-01-16 Document Date: 2011-06-09
This NSA presentation from 9 June 2011 shows the scale of the agency’s collection of SMS messages (codenamed Dishfire) and describes the operation of the Prefer analysis tool: see the Guardian article, NSA collects millions of text messages daily in ‘untargeted’ global sweep, 16 January 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 Content Extraction Enhancements For Target Analytics: SMS Text Messages: A Goldmine to Exploit 9 June, 2011 Presenters: With Wor...
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Classification guide for NSA/CSS quantum computing research

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Release Date: 2014-01-02 Document Date: 2011-09-21
This NSA classification guide dated 21 September 2011 describes the objectives of the agency’s quantum computing research efforts: see the Washington Post article NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption, 2 January 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR NSA/CSS QUANTUM COMPUTING RESEARCH 10-25 Effective Date:...
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Classification guide for ECI Whipgenie

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Release Date: 2014-10-10 Document Date: 2004-05-21
This NSA classification guide from 2004 outlines the sensitivity of various aspects of the agency’s WHIPGENIE relationships with US corporate partners: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U//FOUO) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR ECI WfflPGENIE 02-05 Effective Date: 2...
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National Initiative Protection Program – Sentry Eagle

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Release Date: 2014-10-10 Document Date: 2004-11-23
This document, produced by the NSA and the US military’s Joint Functional Component Command – Network Wardare, provides a briefing on, and classification guide to, the highly sensitive group of “core computer network operations secrets” codenamed SENTRY EAGLE: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN//20310524 DRAFT (S) National Security Agency/Central Security' Service (NSA/CSS) and U.S. Strategic Command Joint Functional Component Command - Net...
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Turkey at the G20 Pre-Meeting in London, September 2-5, 2009

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Release Date: 2014-08-31 Document Date: 2009-01-01
This GCHQ document from 2009 sets out surveillance priorities from a meeting of the G20’s Finance Ministers, which include the personal surveillance of the then Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, who also holds UK and Turkish dual citizenship: see the Intercept article How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels, 31 August 2014.
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 COMINT Turkey at the G20 pre-meeting in London September 2-5 2009 Contents ■ 1 (520 pre-meeting in London <#G20_pre-meeting_in_London> ■ 2 Objective <#Objective> ...
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Turkish Energy Company Development

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Release Date: 2014-08-31 Document Date: 2009-01-01
This internal GCHQ document from early 2009 describes ongoing operations to surveil the Turkish energy industry and its corresponding government department: see the Intercept article How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels, 31 August 2014.
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 COMINT MHS/GCHQ Projects - (TS//S1) Turkey Enerçy Company Development ■ Requirement - The Enet^gy Security Team within GCHQ's OPJ-TSJ require any indication of where the ...
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CRISSCROSS/PROTON

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Release Date: 2014-08-25 Document Date: 2006-02-26
This NSA Point Paper dated 22 February 2006 provides a history of the CRISSCROSS and PROTON information sharing systems that preceded ICREACH: see the Intercept article The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google, 25 August 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//ORCON/NOFORN//MR POINT PAPER SUBJECT: CRISSCROSS/PROTON PURPOSE: Provide DIRNSA information on subject. BACKGROUND: 22 Feb 06 (U) History of CRISSCROSS/PROTON...
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The International Security Issues Build-Out

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Release Date: 2013-12-02 Document Date: 2012-11-09
This update from the NSANet intranet shows that the International Security Issues section of the agency shows a growing emphasis on gathering economic and financial information on the 13 countries under its remit: see the Fantástico article Veja os documentos ultrassecretos que comprovam espionagem a Dilma, 2 December 2013.
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Friday. 09 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agency-all Emails • SID-all Emai...
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XKeyScore data sources

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Release Date: 2013-12-11
A single slide lists the sources of data that can be searched with XKeyScore – satellites (FORNSAT), mobile phones and base stations (Overhead), US-based fibre optic cables (Special Source Operations), offensive hacking (Tailored Access Operations), embassies and consulates (Special Collection Operations, F6), FISA Court authorised monitoring of US citizens and third party partners: see the […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY Data Sources • FORNSAT (downlink) • Overhead (uplink) • Special Source $ Tailored Access • F 6 • FISA (limited) • 3rd party TOP SECRET...
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Visit Precis: SWEDUSA

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Release Date: 2013-12-11
This briefing document, produced ahead of the SWEDUSA Strategic Planning Conference of 24-26 April, outlines General Keith Alexander’s talking points for the event: see the SVT article FRA part of top-secret hacker project, 11 December 2013.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN VISIT PRÉCIS SWEDUSA 2013 STRATEGIC PLANNING CONFERENCE (SPC) MR. INGVAR ÀKESSON DIRECTOR GENERAL FORSVARETS RADIOANSTALT (FRA) SWEDEN 24-26 APRIL 2013 ...
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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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DIR Opening Remarks Guidance for DP1

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Release Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2013-04-03
This document supplies then NSA Director General Keith Alexander’s talking points for a 2012 meeting with officials from the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (DDIS). These include a long-running joint cable access programme: see the Intercept article How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet, 18 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//RELTO USA, DNK DIR Opening Remarks Guidance for DP1 The DIR typically gives Opening Remarks for the following three conferences (NORUSA, DENUSA, and SWEDUSA) but he may be a...
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Passing on Target Expertise... IT Support... Averting an Assassination -- An Interview with REDACTED

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-13
The chief of intelligence security issues describes an exciting career, which began with averting an assassination attempt against a congressional delegation by narco-insurgents in Asia. In the chief's opinion, the NSA needs better IT tools and functionalities, from web access to better PCs.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Passing on Target Expertise... IT Support... Averting an<br>Assassination -- An...
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Doing SIGINT in Pakistan

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-10
A SID intern from the Pakistan Branch was deployed to work at Special Collection Service sites in Islamabad and Lahore. He played a part in tracking a terrorist target captured in August 2004 and worked on leads related to threats on the U.S. Embassy.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Doing SIGINT in Pakistan<br>FROM:<br>Intelligence Analysis Intern<br>Run Da...
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Where's the Beef? SIGINT for the Department of Agriculture

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-01
The NSA supports the Department of Agriculture in trade negotiations and in efforts to keep the US food supply safe. Because few people at the USDA have TS/SCI clearance, providing SIGINT to them can present reporting challenges, which NSA staff have successfully addressed. Canada’s Communications Security Establishment regularly contributes valuable information on topics pertinent to the USDA as well.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) Where's the Beef? SIGINT for the Department of Agriculture<br>FROM: <br> and <b...
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The TAC's Metadata Analysis Cell (MAC)

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-09
Description of the Metadata Analysis Cell, starting with a success story about a counterterrorism analyst using tools MAC provided to discover six terrorism-related phone numbers. MAC specializes in contact chaining procedures.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The TAC's Metadata Analysis Cell (MAC)<br>FROM:<br>Technical Director, MAC<br>R...
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Reminder: See Over 25 New Technologies at RAD Expo '04

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-02-18
Reminder that NSA research on future tools and technologies will be displayed at an exposition.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(TS//REL) Reminder: See Over 25 New Technologies at RAD Expo '04<br>FROM: SIGINT Co...
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Converging Networks

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-01-13
The widespread use of laptops, cellphones, web portals, and satellite phones presents a challenge to the NSA's exploitation technologies. It is working to find a solution.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Converging Networks<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Run Date: 01/13/2004<br>F...
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Shadowing Charlie Meals: A Typical Day?

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-18
A junior intelligence analyst from the Kunia operations center spent the day shadowing SID Deputy Director Charlie Meals at an offsite leadership meeting.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Shadowing Charlie Meals: A Typical Day?<br>FROM:<br>Kunia Regional Security Ope...
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Rodehouse: SID's Offsite Language Processing Center (Part I)

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-09-08
Linguists who are not fully cleared are housed in a separate facility. Part 1 explains the history of security procedures for native speakers.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Rodehouse: SID's Offsite Language Processing Center<br>(Part I)<br>FROM:<b...
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Media Leaks - Part 1

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-28
NSA refers to media leaks as “cryptologic insecurities.” This article lists several examples from 2000-2002 (from CBS News, “New York Times Daily News,” the Washington Times, and WorldNetDaily) along with damage assessments and follow-on actions, like reporting to the DOJ and requesting an FBI investigation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Media Leaks - Part 1<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 07/2...
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Another Top Iraqi Captured

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-27
SIGINT played a very prominent role in the capture of the “ace of diamonds” from CENTCOM’s card deck representing its list of most wanted Iraqis.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Another Top Iraqi Captured<br>FROM:<br>Chief, Geospatial Exploitation<br>Run Dat...
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MG Quirk Leads Group to Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-26
Photo display of MG Quirk’s November 2002 trip to Baghdad, including a visit to Abu Ghraib prison; no photos are included, only the captions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) MG Quirk Leads Group to Iraq<br>FROM:<br>Iraq Issue Manager<br>Run Date: 0...
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Working at Prince Sultan Air Base, SA

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-17
This intern was deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia a year before the Iraq War. He describes his time as an analyst there, including the relative comfort of the base (“I’m embarrassed to say that it actually had a pool!”).
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Working at Prince Sultan Air Base, SA<br>FROM:<br>IA Intern<br>Run Date: 12/17/2...
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You Can't Keep the NSC Waiting!.. A Day in the Life of a GRSOC Analyst

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-12-15
Anecdote from a Gordon Regional Security Operations Center analyst who was asked to provide immediate intelligence on a specific flight from Iran to Syria, at the end of the workday. “Working as an analyst at GRSOC gives you the opportunity to fully experience the SIGINT process ”” GET IT, KNOW IT, USE IT.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) You Can't Keep the NSC Waiting!.. A Day in the Life of a<br>GRSOC Analyst<...
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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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CRD Hosts Second Party Customer Relations Conference

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-19
The Customer Relations Directorate and the Customer Gateway hosted a Second Party Customer Relations Conference, where the Five Eyes partners worked on collaboration, information exchange, networking, and future planning.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) CRD Hosts Second Party Customer Relations Conference<br>FROM:<br>Customer...

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