In this March 2006 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday, the “SIGINT Curmudgeon” reflects on what makes a good senior collection officer: operational focus, the ability to multitask, and, not least, a deep knowledge of the signals intelligence system: 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 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 15 December 2003 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday discusses plans for the agency’s operations at the Athens Olympics the following year: see the Intercept article A Death in Athens: Did a Rogue NSA Operation Cause the Death of a Greek Telecom Employee?, 29 September 2015.
This briefing from 23 June 2010 describes the NSA’s plans for the G8 and G20 summits in Toronto and the extent of Canadian cooperation. Note that redactions have been made to this document that were not present in a version broadcast on television: see the CBC News article New Snowden docs show U.S. spied during G20 in Toronto, 28 November 2013.
This background document for a visit to NSA by offcials from France’s Directorate for External Security and National Systems Security shows that US involvement in a May 2012 cyber-attack on the French Presidency was one of the issues up for discussion: see Le Monde article The NSA’s intern inquiry about the Elysée hacking revealed, 25 October 2013.