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.
We’ve been tracing the progress of Germany’s inquiry into NSA and BND surveillance since it was launched in March last year. While revelations from the inquiry have resulted in important stories about the the BND (Germany’s signals intelligence agency) and its cooperation with the NSA, there is no official transcript of proceedings, even those hearings that have taken place in open session.
This summer, reporting based on documents disclosed by Edward Snowden gave an indication of the extent of German cooperation with NSA surveillance. In particular, Der Spiegel’s reporting drew attention to the involvement of Germany’s BND in the NSA’s corporate partnerships and the agencies’ jointly staffed projects based at Bad Aibling in Bavaria.
This internal NSA post, dated 13 December 2007, discussed the US-German Joint Sigint Activity mission’s operations against African targets: see the Der Spiegel article rrorverdächtige: NSA nutzte Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland-Filiale für Tötungen, 15June 2014.
This undated NSA document gives updates on various activities of the US-German Joint SIGINT Activity during 2007: see the Der Spiegel article Snowden-Dokumente: Hier sitzt die NSA in Deutschland, 18 June 2014.
This article from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest, dated 10 June 2005, marks the one-year anniversary of the US Special Liaison Activity Germany (SUSLAG) – NSA personnel working on German soil: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
This NSA classification guide dated 16 February 2005 details the sensitivity of different aspects of the US-German signals intelligence partnership: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 3014.
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 Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
This 2013 NSA document presents an organisational chart of the German foreign intelligence service, the BND: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
This internal document prepares for a visit of senior officers from Germany’s BND: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.