NSA's Offensive and Defensive Missions: The Twain Have Met

Title

NSA's Offensive and Defensive Missions: The Twain Have Met

Subject

PINWALE

Description

This document is an article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDtoday. The article discusses the success of a collaboration between offensive and defensive branches of the NSA. For example, the revelation of a Chinese cyber attack on the Department of Defense was used to gain visibility into Chinese SIGINT intelligence, notably including files that the Chinese intelligence team had accessed from the United Nations. The article refers to this kind of operation as "Fourth Party collection."

Creator

National Security Agency - Threat Operations Center

Publisher

Der Spiegel

Relation

Snowden

Language

en

Date:Created

2011-04-26

Source:Classification

Top Secret

Source:Redactions

IAD Chief's name redacted

Report:Creator

Michael Sontheimer

NumPages

3

CreatorOffice

NTOC

Date:Leaked

2015-01-17

Distribution

5VEY

Surveillance Programs

SIGINT

Collection

Citation

National Security Agency - Threat Operations Center, “NSA's Offensive and Defensive Missions: The Twain Have Met,” Snowden Archive, accessed September 28, 2022, https://grid.glendon.yorku.ca/items/show/30.

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