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Target Exploitation Classification Guide

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NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR THE TARGET EXPLOITATION (TAREX) PROGRAM 2-52 Effective Date: 6 February 2012 Revised Date(s): 7 February 2012, 25 April 2012 CLASSIFIED BY: REASON FOR CLASSIFICATION: 1.4 DECLASSIF ON: 25 years* ENDORSED BY:

(U) Change Register Date Made By (mange No. Change In, 1 TO USA, AUS, CAN. can. NZL) A1, Remarks: 02mm - Changed from ?The fact that TAREX conducts covert HUMINT to The fact that TAREX conducts clandestine HUMINT collection" Only CIA can conduct ?covert.? Pet POC in 835093. 2 (U) 0.6.: Included an on the end of?Chin" so that it reads as 02/07/12 - "Quinn." 3 (U) Changed the value in the Declass column in items 3.1m: 8.4. 04125112 - from MA to 25 yws'.

OF ORN CLASSIFICATION GUIDE (U) Target Exploitation (TAREX) Program, 2-52 PUBLICATION DATE: (U) 2 February 2012 OFFICE OF ORIGIN: 835093, Target Exploitation Program POC: 835093, Target Exploitation Program,? ORIGINAL CLASSIFICATION AUTHORITY: Teresa H. Shea, Signals Intelligence Director The Target Exploitation (TAREX) Program conducts worldwide clandestine Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) close-access operations and overt and clandestine Human Intelligence (HUMINT) operations in direct support of the United States System (U SCS). TAREX Program activities are executed under dual SIGINT authority and US. Army HUMINT authority. establishes, funds, and directs TAREX activities, and these activities are only conducted in response to validated requirements. The HUMINT community is responsible for executing TAREX operations. This classi?cation guide only addresses the SIGINT portion of the TAREX Program. Refer to the US. Army HUMINT Classi?cation Guide, dated 8 February 2008, for guidance on TAREX HUMINT activities. Contact this guide?s POC for a copy of the US. Army HUMINT Classi?cation Guide. Description ofInforImtlon MW Ramon Declam Remarks A. (U) Program Information - General A. 1. (U) The association of UNCLASSIFIED (U) Details may require with the term Target Exploitation, its protection or abbreviation TAREX, and/or the US. classi?cation, and may Army Intelligence and Security Command be compartmented. (IN SCOM) Contact guide POC for further guidance. A.2. (U) The fact that TAREX is an UNCLASSIFIED (U) Details may require program that provides direct protection or support to the United States classi?cation, and may System (USCS) be compartmented. Contact guide POC for further guidance. A.3. The fact that TAREX TO USA, AUS, conducts intelligence operations to provide unique collection of telecommunication- and information and material in direct support of and/or the USCS FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY CAN, GBR, NZL) Details may require classi?cation and may be compartmented. For example, in accordance with the US. Army HUMINT Classi?cation Guide, the fact that TAREX conducts overt OF ORN

HUMINT collection on behalf of is protected as FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY. The ?tct tint TAREX conducts clandestine HUMINT collection on behalf of is classi?ed SEC TO USA. Contact guide POC for further guidance. AA. (U) The fact that INSCOM is the UNCLASSIFIED (U) Details may require executive agent for TAREX protection or classi?cation, and may be compartmented. Contact guide POC for further guidance. A.5. The fact that TAREX UNCLASSIFIEDI.I NA NA The only responds to collection requirements FOR OFFICIAL USE Global Access validated and tasked by ONLY Operatioru organization (535) provides mission tasking and reporting instructions to the TAREX Proyam in accordance with SE5350. A.6. (U) The fact that TAREX obtaim UNCLASSIFIED NA NA (U) Details of funding Consolidated Program (CCP) should be handled in funding from NSAICSS accordance with the Finance Classi?cation Guide, 07-01. A.7. (U) The fact that TAREX traces its UNCLASSIFIED NIA NIA (U) This fact has been historical roots to the WWII Target revealed in multiple Intelligence Committee (TICOM) Freedom of Infomution Act FOIA disclosures. 8.1. (UIIFOUO) The speci?c SIGINT SECRET 1.4 25 years? (U) Details may require operational methodologies used in a at a minimum higher classi?cation speci?c TAREX Program operation andfor compartmentation depending on methodology. Foreign releasability will be determined by TAREX on a case-by-case basis. Inforrmtion concerning a speci?c TAREX operation may not be releasable to

foreign entities i?when certain HUMINT methodologies are used. Contact guide POC for further guidance. 8.2. The targets, locations, 1.4 25 years? (U) Details may require andfor of planned, future. at a minimum higher classi?cation or ongoing TAREX Program operatiom and/or See Remarks compartmentation. Details may be downgraded on completion of an operation unless such detaib warrant additional or continued protection for up to 25 years'. (U) Contact guide POC for further guidance. 8.3. T0 USA. AUS, CAN, (38R, T0 1.4 25 years? T0 USA, AUS. NZL) The fact that TAREX conducts USA. AUS, CAN. CAN. (58R. NZL) clandestine SIGINT collection GBR, NZL Details of TAREX collection should be classi?ed in accordance with applicable SIGINT classi?cation guidance. Some details on the execution of clandestine collection fall under the purview of Consult the guide POC and refer to the US. Army HUMINT Classi?cation Guide for guidance. (SHREL T0 USA, AUS. CAN. (38R. N21.) The TAREX program does not conduct overt collection. 8.4. REL T0 USA. AUS, CAN, 1.4 25 years? GBR. NZL) Identi?cation of individuals involved in TAREX clandestine operations 8.5. (SJISWNOFORN) The fact that 1.4 25 years? (U) Details may require TAREX performs physical subversion. to NOFORN higher classi?cation include: and?or 0 Close access-enabling. emanation. exploitation. or operations; Contact guide POC for further guidance.

0 Off net-enabling, exploitation, or operations; 0 Supply chain-enabling, exploitation, or intervention operations; andlor Hardware i lant-enabli D.I. The fact of a TAREX UNCLASSIFIEDW NA NA (U) A greater degree of Program presence in a broad geographical FOR OFFICIAL USE geographic speci?city area Europe or Middle East) ONLY may require classi?cation and may be cornpartmented. Contact guide POC for further guidance. 0.2. (UIIFOUO) The fact of a TAREX UNCLASSIFIED NA NA (U) Details. unit Program presence at name, SIGINT Activity Washington Designator (SIGAD), etc., are classi?ed and may require compartmentation. Contact guide POC for further guidance. 0.3. The fact of a forward- NA NA (U) Details, unit based TAREX Program presence FOR OFFICIAL USE name, SIGAD. etc., are collocated with the NSAICSS ONLY classi?ed and may Centers in Hawaii, Texas, and Georgia require compartmentation. Contact guide POC for further guidance. 0.4. (CIIREL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, 1.4 25 years? (U) Details, unit NZL) The fact of a forward-based TAREX REL TO USA, AUS, name, etc., my presence eollocated in Germany with CAN, GBR, NZL require higher Europe (NCEUR) classi?cation and/or compartmentation. Comm guide POC for further guidance. 0.5. TO USA. AUS, CAN, GBR, 25 years? (U) Details, unit NZL) The fact of a forward-based TAREX REL TO USA, AUS, name, SIGAD. etc., may presence in South Korea CAN, (38R, NZL require higher classi?cation andfor compartmentation. Comact guide POC for further guidance. 0.6. The fact of a forward-based L4 25 years? (U) Details, unit TAREX presence in Beijing, China name, SIGAD. etc., may require higher classi?cation and/or compartmentation. Contact guide POC for further guidance.

D.7. (SUNF) The fact that TAREX 1.4 25 years? (U) Details may require personnel are assigned to speci?ed or higher classi?cation unspeci?ed U.S. embassies andc?or compartmentation. Contact guide POC for further guidance. (SHNF) TAREX personnel who are assigned to U.S. embassies operate under cover. D.8. The fact that 1.4 25 years? (U) Details may require TAREX personnel are permanently higher classi?cation. stationed at other speci?ed or unspecified and/or overseas locations compartmentation. Contact guide POC for further dance. (UM-DUO) The fact that the UNCLASSIFIEDU NA NA (U) Details may require TAREX Program collaborates FOR OFFICIAL USE classi?cation and may be with HUMINT Community collectors ONLY compartmented. Contact guide POC for further guidance. E2. The fact that the TAREX NIA NIA (U) Details may require Program acts as the FOR OFFICIAL USE protection or representative to the HUMINT and ONLY classi?cation, and may Technical Intelligence (TI-XIHINT) be oompartmented. communities for handling, exploiting. and Contact guide POC for reporting Foreign Information further guidance. (FCI) and related material andfor equipment 8.3. (le REL T0 USA, AUS. CAN. 1.4 25 years? (U) Details may require (58R, NZL) The fact that has REL TO USA, AUS. higher classi?cation and TAREX personnel integrated into the CAN. (38R. NZL may be conmartrnented. HUMINT operations at CIA, Contact guide POC for andior FBI further guidance. 25 years": Declassi?cation in 25 years indicates that the information is classi?ed for 25 years from the date a document is created or 25 years from the date of this original classi?cation decision, whichever is later.

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