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DIA – Swimming Upstream in the SIGINT System

A post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday dated 6 November 2003 describes how the agency shared intercepted material from international NGOS and treaty monitoring organisations working in the health sector with the DIA’s Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center. The DIA unit was tasked with producing intelligence for the military “in support of force health protection”, particularly in the field of epidemiology: see the Intercept article How the U.S. Spies on Medical Nonprofits and Health Defenses Worldwide, 10 August 2016.

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Black Budget entry on Computer Network Operations GENIE project

This extract from the US Intelligence Community’s Congressional Budget Justification for the Fiscal Year 2013 (the “Black Budget”) provides the budget for GENIE the project “which underpins NSA/CSS’ Computer Network Operations (CNO) Endpoint capabilities conducted by the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) Group: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.

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