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SIGINT Seniors Making History – in a Good Way

This 2005 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the conclusions of a meeting of the SIGINT Seniors group – the participants committed the 12 nations to deploy a tactical communications system in Afghanistan and build on the successful partnership during the Athens Olympics Games in advance of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy and the FIFA World Cup in Germany: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.

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Global Collaboration Environment (GCE)

This set of NSA

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talking points, dated 10 April 2013, outlines a plan for continuing the GCE intelligence-sharing arrangement beyond the Afghan war, which NSA and GCHQ would collaborate on closely: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.

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NSA’s Counterterrorism (CT) Relationship with the German Foreign Intelligence Service (BND) and the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV)

This background document, prepared by NSA officials in advance of a conversation with representatives of Germany’s domestic (BfV) and foreign (BND) intelligence services, outlines the continuing cooperation between the three agencies in the field of counterterrorism. Extracts from this document were published by Der Spiegel in July 2013: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.

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