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Deployment of New System Improves Access to Iranian Communications

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.

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The ‘Regruntlement’ of a SIGINT Collector

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.

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