A-Z Archive

From the pages of Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine since May 2001

NSA - National Security Agency

AFSA. Armed Forces Security Agency. ES83, 2013
Agency adds two more names to its Cryptological Memorial Wall - fallen operatives Christopher Landis and John Pelham. ES98, 2015
Agency appoints new Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer following Edward Snowden leaks. ES90, 2014
Agency celebrates 60th anniversary. Feature. NSA Timeline. ES83, 2013
Agency concerned over 'spy foolproof technology'. ES31, 2005
Agency honours fallen cryptologists. ES95, 2015
Agency intercepts intelligence on Detroit airplane bomber. ES66, 2010
Agency launches major programme to intercept ISIS communications. ES93, 2014
Agency opportunities for females and role of existing personnel. See also GCHQ. GCHQ seeks to attract more females to cyber world. Female Cyber Gateway. Feature. ES120, 2019
Agency recruits 2,500 cyber personnel. ES75, 2011
Agency starts huge programme targeting cyber terrorists. ES51, 2007
Agency tracking American nationals flying to Somalia for AQ training. ES61, 2009
Agency tracks AQ pirates off Somalia coastline. ES39, 2006
Alexander, Keith B. Appointed Director of NSA. ES41, 2006
Alexander, Keith. NSA Director announces he is stepping down. ES90, 2014
Allegations of surveillance and telephone tapping. Watergate II: The 'Bugging' of Trump Tower. Major Feature. ES108, 2017
America's Black Box. Feature. Former NSA employee claims Agency collecting US-based communications. ES79, 2012
Arlington Hall. US Army Cryptologic headquarters. ES83, 2013
'Banksy' graffiti artist produces new work mocking GCHQ and NSA. Feature. ES91, 2014
Beijing and Washington sign no cyber spying agreement. Hope Springs Eternal. Feature. ES99, 2015
Billion Dollar Brain. Agency seeks massive funding for new computer project. ES73, 2011
Black World Programmes. ES38, 2006
Blackfoot. (See Prism Surveillance). ES86, 2013
Blackpearl. NSA search programme. ES88, 2013
BND report on alleged NSA-GCHQ targeting of German and European governments. NSA-GCHQ Operations. Feature. ES112, 2017
BND. Liaisons. NSA/GCHQ. Internal domestic spying operations. Leaks: Sanctioned Spy Games. Feature. ES107, 2017
Boundless Informant. (See Prism Surveillance). ES86, 2013
Brazil President Dilma Rouseff raises NSA spy fears. ES87, 2013
BRUSU Agreement. ES86, 2013
CCH. Center for Cryptologic History (NSA). ES83, 2013
Cell phone interceptions lead to New York City transit plot. ES42, 2006
Changing of the Guard Ceremonies. NSA Directors. Photo Special. ES91, 2014
Chinese spies target NSA 'crown Jewel'. Feature. Red Spies. ES53, 2008
Chris Inglis. Favourite to head US Cyber Command if separation from NSA goes ahead. ES118, 2018
Christopher Inglis, Deputy Director NSA at presentation ceremony. Feature. ES78, 2012
Church Committee. ES83, 2013
Civil Liberties and Privacy Office, NSA. ES116, 2018
Collection of electronic communications. Feature. ES79, 2012
Communications and satellite operations over Abbottabad. (See death of OBL). ES73, 2011
Counter-terrorist measures. ES41, 2006
CSS. Central Security Service. ES87, 2013
CTC. Counter Terrorism Command. Liaisons. ES85, 2013
Cyber security tested with GCHQ. ES95, 2015
Data Center, Utah. ES102, 2016
Dismissed NSA whistleblower exposes covert internal counter-terrorist eavesdropping operation. ES38, 2006
Dropmire. (See Prism Surveillance). ES86, 2013
Eavesdropping on suspected terrorists within USA. Feature - Secret Signals. ES38, 2006
ECHELON. NSA project. ES79, 2012
Equation Group. Alleged NSA hacking unit. Feature. ES106, 2016
External Blue. Programme. ES109, 2017
Eye Spy Intelligence Review. A comprehensive overview of all the major intelligence events and related incidents from 2001 to 2015 in this special 100th anniversary edition. ES100, 2015
Fair Game. Feature. Partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald detained by British security services in connection with Edward Snowden's NSA and GCHQ leaks. ES97, 2013
Field Station and National Missile Defence Shield. Feature. ES52, 2007
Field Station Kunia on Hawaii targeted by Chinese spy ring. ES53, 2008
Five Eyes intelligence agencies target China's growing cyber menace as Huawei targeted. The Sum of All Cyber Fears. Major Feature. ES120, 2019
Five Eyes spy agencies continue to expand social media presence. Intel Transparency: A Very Public Engagement. Feature. ES119, 2019
Five Eyes. Internal newsletter leaked. Feature. ES103, 2016
Flight KAL-007 intercepts. ES83, 2013
Former NSA employee receives prison sentence for securing classified documents. Feature. The Inadvertent Spy. ES118, 2018
Former NSA employee receives prison sentence for securing classified documents. Feature. The Inadvertent Spy. ES118, 2018
Fort Gordon, Georgia. ES86, 2013
Fort Meade relocation. ES83, 2013
Gems in the NSA Closet. Discovery of the Holy Grail. (See Codebreaking Machines). ES61, 2009
Genie. NSA surveillance programme. ES88, 2013
Georgia Cryptologic Center. NSA. ES110, 2017
German Intelligence and NSA spying operations. Turning a Blind Eye. Feature. ES97, 2015
German NSA Inquiry Committee. Feature. ES92, 2014
Guardrail. Reconnaissance and national security air programme. Feature. ES21, 2003
Gun, Katherine. GCHQ documents' leak affair set for silver screen. Official Secrets. Feature. ES101, 2016
Hackers target offices of several US intelligence agencies. Crackas With Attitude. Feature. ES110, 2017
Hemlock/Bruneau. (See Prism Surveillance). ES86, 2013
Integrated Cyber Center and Joint Operations Center. (ICC/JOC) NSA. Feature. ES116, 2018
Intelligence Analysis. Horizon Threats 2016. Analysts focus on future threats and war theatres. Major Feature. ES101, 2016
Intelligence and a 'doomsday cashe' off DIA files released. Staff at risk. Edward Snowden leaks. Feature. ES88, 2013
Intercepted communications reveal Iran seeking Iraq nuclear scientists. ES19, 2003
Interception. Feature. A 21st Century Necessity. ES86, 2013
Intercepts reveal al-Qaida targets European High Speed Rail. Feature. ES87, 2013
Intercepts show Argentina public divided over Falkland Islands invasion. ES79, 2012
Internal NSA surveillance. NGIA. ES38, 2006
International relations strained over Edward Snowden's espionage - extent of Agency surveillance. Worldwide reaction. NSA and GENIE. Feature. ES88, 2013
Iratemonk. NSA Tailored Access programme. See also Cyber. Electronic Cold War. Russia and West engaged in tit-for-tat cyber attacks. Feature. ES106, 2016
JAR. Joint Analysis Report on Russia hacking 2016. List of alleged hackers: APT28, APT29, Agent.btz, BlackEnergy V3, BlackEnergy2 APT, CakeDuke, Carberp, CHOP- STICK, CloudDuke, CORESHELL, CosmicDuke, COZYBEAR, COZYCAR, COZYDUKE, CrouchingYeti, DIONIS,Dragonfly, Energetic Bear, EVILTOSS, Fancy Bear, GeminiDuke, GREY CLOUD, HammerDuke, HAMMERTOSS, Havex, MiniDionis, MiniDuke, OLDBAIT, OnionDuke, Operation Pawn Storm, PinchDuke, Powershell backdoor, Quedagh, Sandworm, SEADADDY, Seaduke, SEDKIT, SEDNIT, Skipper, Sofacy, SOURFACE, SYNful Knock, Tiny Baron, Tsar Team, twain_64.dll (64-bit X-Agent implant), VmUpgradeHelper.exe (X-Tunnel implant), Waterbug and X-Agent. ES107, 2017
Klondyke. (See Prism Surveillance). ES86, 2013
Kunia, Oaha, Hawaii. NSA facility. ES86, 2013
Leafminers. Iran. Cyber group identified as Tehran boasts of its burgeoning cyber prowess. Feature. Iran's Leafminers. ES117, 2018
Leaked NSA files reveal Mossad assassinated key Middle East intelligence contact man. The Mossad's Mediterranean Sanction. Feature. ES98, 2015
Letter from Fort Meade. David Hamer author of the long-running Eye Spy series passes. Feature. Last Letter from Fort Meade. ES109, 2017
Liaisons. BfV. Protection of the Constitution. Internal domestic spying operations. Leaks: Sanctioned Spy Games. Feature. ES107, 2017
Lt. General Paul Nakasone announced as new head of NSA and US Cyber Command. The Four Horsemen. Feature. ES115, 2018
Magic Planet. Information assurance. NSA Museum exhibit. Feature. ES99, 2015
Martin, Harold T. NSA contractor arrested. Feature. ES106, 2016
Menwith Hill, North Yorkshire, UK. (RAF). NSA repeater stations. ES118, 2018
Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto raises NSA spy fears. ES87, 2013
MI5 Director-General Andrew Parker warns Edward Snowden's NSA/GCHQ leaks have opened "Gateway for al-Qaida." Feature. ES88, 2013
Michael Hayden initiates '100 days of change'. ES83, 2013
Michael Rogers - new NSA Director appointed. Feature. ES91, 2014
Moonpenny. NSA search programme. Feature. ES89, 2014
Muscular. NSA search programme. ES88, 2013
National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, UK. Memorial opened to humour British victims of overseas terrorism. ES116, 2018
Navajo Code Talkers. Feature. Whispers from the Canyon. ES18, 2003
New batch of GCHQ-NSA files released by Edward Snowden. Operation Anarchist. Eyes of Others. Focus on UAV operations. Feature. ES101, 2016
New changes ahead for world's intelligence services as focus drawn to New Cold War and combating international terrorism. The New Recruiters. Major Feature. ES105, 2016
New intelligence building and facilities mark separation of NSA from US Cyber Command (USCC) Feature. The NSA Watcher Tower. Feature. ES116, 2018
New NSA Museum - vision. Feature. ES99, 2015
NORAD. Organisation recognised as it celebrates its 60th anniversary. ES116, 2018
NSA Augusta, Georgia. ES118, 2018
NSA contractor charged with biggest theft of intelligence material in US history. Prime Suspect. Major Feature. ES110, 2017
NSA contractor in new leaks case. Reality Winner or Intelligence Loser. Feature. ES110, 2017
NSA contractor Reality Winner faces jail for violation of US Espionage Act. ES116, 2018
NSA release vintage security posters. Feature. ES116, 2018
NSA Station Teufelsberg. Conference. ES107, 2017
NSA. 60 Years of Cryptologic Excellence. Feature. ES83, 2013
NSA. Agency acknowledge role in demise of Osama bin-Laden. ES83, 2013
NSA. Agency and GCHQ leaks. (See Edward Snowden). ES87, 2013
NSA. Agency intercepts influx of coded messages just prior to Russian invasion of Georgia. ES58, 2008
NSA. Agency intercepts vital conversations relevant to shootdown of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. Feature. ES92, 2014
NSA. Agency launch poster campaign aimed at public security. ES7, 2002
NSA. Agency warns of gap closing between government technology and that available in public arena. ES1, 2001
NSA. BND intelligence targets examined by lawmakers. ES98, 2015
NSA. Center Floor. ES83, 2013
NSA. Chief to head new US Cyber Command. ES62, 2009
NSA. ECHELON. Feature. ES2, 2001
NSA. Enlargement as new facilities in Utah and Georgia opened. Feature. ES88, 2013
NSA. Field Station Veterans Group. ES74, 2011
NSA. Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell warns of grave consequences regarding Edward Snowden's NSA leaks. ES97, 2015
NSA. GCHQ relations following Katherine Gun affair. ES24, 2004
NSA. Guardrail concept serviceman Donald Plisko passes away. ES85, 2013
NSA. Intercepts new coded AQ American targets. Feature. Death Wish. ES19, 2003
NSA. Internal security concerns regarding death of GCHQ worker, Gareth Williams. ES70, 2010
NSA. KL7 Cipher Machine. (See Enigmas). ES30 2004/5
NSA. Museum Tour. ES3, 2001
NSA. NSA-CSS Georgia Cryptologic Center opens. ES79, 2012
NSA. Operations in Europe. Feature. ES2, 2001
NSA. Project Anchory. (See Tony Blair). ES60, 2009
NSA. Snowden: Ripples and Drama Continue. Conspiracies, plots, deals, awards, sackings, resignations and new posts. Feature. ES90, 2014
NSA. Stellar Wind. Feature - NSA Wiretap Whistleblower - Hero or Villain? ES60, 2009
NSA. Telephone Dating Mining. ES41, 2006
NSA. Texas (Lackland Air Force Base). ES86, 2013
NSA. US Cyber Command separation stalls. Feature. ES118, 2018
NSA. Utah Data Center, Bluffdale. Feature. ES79, 2012
NSA. Utah Data Center. ES86, 2013
NSA. Utah Data Center. Feature. ES90, 2014
NSA. Worldwide interceptions. US phone companies shielded from warrantless telephone tap investigation. ES57, 2008
NSG. India National Security Guard. (See Mumbai terrorist attack). ES60, 2009
Number Correlation. What is the NSA Looking For? Feature. ES88, 2013
Office of Equality, NSA. ES116, 2018
Oliver Stone announces new movie on NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Feature. ES105, 2016
Operation Ivy Bells. ES65, 2009
Organisation intensifies ELINT operations in Syria. ES82, 2012
Origins: National Security Agency. Part 1. ES23, 2004
Origins: National Security Agency. Part 2. ES24, 2004
OTN. Owning the Net. NSA Quantum Computing project. ES115, 2018
Perdido. (See Prism Surveillance). ES86, 2013
Phone-tap operation [Iraq] exposed by GCHQ whistleblower. ES22, 2003
Prism Surveillance. Feature. Details of NSA surveillance programme leaked by contractor Edward Snowden. ES86, 2013
Prism Surveillance. Feature. Trans-Atlantic Espionage or Big Brother? ES86, 2013
Programmes such as PRISM exposed by Edward Snowden are ended. ES97, 2015
Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Intelligence services seek new computer technology that will change the cyber security world forever. Intelligence and Quantum Computing: An Invisible Arms Race. Major Feature. ES115, 2018
RAF Menwith Hill, North Yorkshire, UK. Largest foreign-based NSA Station. ES86, 2013
Rajesh De. NSA General Counsel. ES110, 2017
Reality, Winner. NSA Intelligence Leaks. ES118, 2018
Recorded data - Telecom Metadata - statistics released by Agency reveals recording communications on-going, but 'not listening'. Feature. ES116, 2018
Red Cell. ES108, 2017
Ronald William Pelton. NSA traitor. ES65, 2009
Royal Concierge. NSA classified programme exposed by contractor Edward Snowden. Interception of Diplomatic Communications. Feature. ES89, 2014
Russia accuses US of operating NSA and CIA stations. (See Manos AFB). ES62, 20099
Service station Yakima Training Center, Washington State to close. ES85, 2013
Sinkov Mission - 75th Anniversary. Cornerstone. Remembering the Sinkov Mission. NSA and GCHQ intelligence officials meet at Bletchley Park, Major Feature. ES102, 2016
Spies of the American Revolutionary War. Feature. New exhibition at NSA Museum. ES85, 2013
Stateroom. Intercept system. ES88, 2013
Stellar Wind. NSA project. ES79, 2012
Study finds terrorists around the world changing communications tactics following Edward Snowden's leaks. Feature. ES97, 2015
Surveillance. Objectives. See Tradecraft - Surveillance. The Changing Face of Surveillance. A Necessary Dark Art? Part 1. Feature. Informative overview covering the last one hundred years of this vital intelligence element. (TC) ES93, 2014
Surveillance. Post-war changes and new technologies. See Tradecraft - Surveillance. The Changing Face of Surveillance. A Necessary Dark Art? Part 2. Feature ES94, 2014.
Telephone number collection. Feature. ES88, 2013
Tempora. ES87, 2013
Terrorism-related arrests in London. See MI5 London Night Games. Feature. ES94, 2014
Teufelsberg, Germany. Cold War NSA Berlin Field Station. Feature. ES74, 2001
Teufelsberg. NSA Field Station Berlin. Opens as a Cultural Space. Feature. ES112, 2017
The Briefcase Man. New espionage case. Feature. See also Harold T. Martin. ES106, 2016
The Holy Grail. Encryption security protocols of Internet broken by NSA and GCHQ. Feature. ES87, 2013
The War Against ISIS. Focus on ISIS communications. Moving Towards the Gates of Mosul. Operation Inherent Resolve. Major Feature. ES104, 2016
Thinthread. (See also Whistleblower: Feature. Hero, Villain, Traitor or Spy?). ES86, 2013
Tiger Teams. Games, training, testing security, penetration, counter-measures, espionage and vulnerabilities. History of. See also Alternative Hacking. Case files which show the good, bad, fascinating and ugly side of operational interference. Major Feature. ES108, 2017
TOAG. Tailored Access Operations Group. NSA. ES87, 2013
Trailblazer. ES86, 2013
Turbulence NSA programme. ES86, 2013
UK and USA launch major Internet initiative to identify and block terrorist propaganda including videos. Countermeasure: Stopping ISIS Propaganda. Feature. ES114, 2018
US cryptologic technician killed in Mumbai attack. ES61, 2009
US Cyber Command set for stand-alone status. Feature. ES116, 2018
US Cyber Command. Organisation to separate from NSA. Feature. ES105, 2016
US Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent killed in Syria as ISIS strike. ES120, 2019
USIC dismiss calls for amnesty of Edward Snowden. Feature. ES105, 2016
Wabash. (See Prism Surveillance). ES86, 2013
WikiLeaks publish more stolen NSA files. Espionage Elysee. Major Feature. ES102, 2016
WikiLeaks. New release of NSA/GCHQ documents stolen by Edward Snowden reveals air intelligence collection methods. Leaks: Sanctioned Spy Games. Major Feature. ES107, 2017
William F. Friedman. A Life in Cryptology. Codebreaking. Feature. ES97, 2015
William Martin and Bernon Mitchell, NSA defectors. ES83, 2013
World Geo-Political and Military Analysis Desk. ES79, 2012
Worldwide Surveillance. Tracking and surveillance of sleeper, active lone wolf terrorists by international intelligence agencies. Major Feature. ES107, 2017
X-Keystore. NSA search programme. Feature. See also PRISM. ES89, 2014