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What Is a FOIA Request? And Why Is S02L3 Always Bugging Us?

Freedom of Information Act requests to NSA more than doubled in the wake of New York Times reporting that the agency was conducting warrantless wiretapping of Americans, from around 800 in a typical year to more than 1,600 in the first half of 2006. In this SIDToday post from 1 June 2006, a staff member from the responsible department explains their “dirty job”: 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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SID Around the World: Sugar Grove, West Virginia

In part of a series published by the internal newsletter SIDToday, a Signals Intelligence Directorate employee in West Virginia talks about the Sugar Grove site, which consists of a naval facility by the Potomac River and an underground facility on a mountaintop: 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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SID Around the World: Living in Thailand — A Single’s Perspective

In part of a series published by the internal newsletter SIDToday, an NSA office manager living in Bangkok describes her “wondrous adventure” in Thailand as a single woman. It is safe, friendly, and the cost of living is so low that you may “never want to live back home again.” She notes that domestic help is cheap and reliable: 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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New CNO Capability Poised to Help Counter IEDs, Geolocate Terrorists

This 10 May 2006 SIDToday post outlines a computer network operations unit called Dragon Team which stages denial of service and geolocation attacks against the high power cordless phone networks then favoured by Iraqi and Afghan insurgents: 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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