A post from NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday dated 30 May 2006, describes a new collection system deployed to Kuwait that can listen in to Iranian satellite ground stations used by the Revolutionary Guard, resulting in valuable intelligence on Iran’s activities in Iraq, including its influence on the Iraqi government: see the Intercept article 328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and a Fervor for Voice-Matching Technology, 15 August 2015.
This 3 February 2005 article from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday marks the first posting from the ‘sigint curmudgeon’, a jaded veteran signals intelligence collection officer. In this post, he recalls a 17-month tour at the National Security Operations Center, where he was assigned to a Navy unit and served on duty during many key events in the war on terror, including the first night of the U.S. invasion of Iraq: see the Intercept article Before Snowden, an NSA Spy tried to incite change from the inside. He called himself the “curmudgeon” of signals intelligence, 15 August 2018.
This 19 November 2011 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes the agency’s Arctic operations, its two facilities in Alaska and its priorities in monitoring Russian and Chinese activities in the region: see the Intercept article The NSA’s Role in a Climate-Changed World: spying on nonprofits, fishing boats, and the North Pole, 15 August 2018.
This internal assessment from the NSA dated 14 January 2013 analyses Japan’s progress towards its cyber defense goals and domestic barriers to progress ahead of a planned US-Japanese Memorandum of Understanding due to be signed that year: see the Intercept article The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency, 19 May 2018.
This four-page extract from an undated NSA presentation gives an overview of the agency’s FORNSAT operations: see the Intercept article Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying, 1 March 2018.
This 2006 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the opening of VICTORYGARDEN, a “state-of-the-art FORNSAT site”: see the Intercept article Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying, 1 March 2018.
This 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes how the relationship between the agency and its Czech counterpart USZI developed into a “third party relationship”: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
This 23 March 2009 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes technological advances at the NSA facility in Misawa, Japan and progress towards the Agency’s goal of “collecting it all”: see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 April 2017.
This undated NSA presentation describes SKIDROWE, a FORNSAT operation that surveils signals being sent to and from satellites: see the Intercept article Titanpointe: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain View, 16 November 2016.
This NSA presentation from 2012 discusses techniques for subverting “lawful intercept” systems used abroad: see the Intercept article A Death in Athens: Did a Rogue NSA Operation Cause the Death of a Greek Telecom Employee?, 29 September 2015.