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RAINFALL (Pine Gap) Classification Guide

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SECRET//TALENT KEYHOLE// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL CLASSIFICATION GUIDE TITLE/NUMBER: (U//FOUO) NSA/CSS Activities at Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap (JDFPG) 10-2 PUBLICATION DATE: 3 September 2009 OFFICE OF ORIGIN: (U) F78 Chief of Staff POC: (U//FOUO) ORIGINAL CLASSIFICATION AUTHORITY: , Associate Director for Community Integration, Policy and Records Project Description: (U//FOUO) The organizational designator for the NSA/CSS activity at Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap (JDFPG) in Australia is F78 and the NSA/CSS unclassified coverterm for the activity is RAINFALL. JDFPG is near the town of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. (S//TK//REL) The primary responsibility of the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG is collecting, processing, analyzing, forwarding, and reporting SIGINT derived from the Mission 7600 and Mission 8300 collection systems. (S//TK//REL) According to the 24 September 2008 Director, NRO memorandum: The NRO’s classified name for the site is the Australian Mission Ground Station (AMGS); the NRO’s UNCLASSIFIED name is Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap (JDFPG). Consult the NRO classification guide for guidance on NRO equities such as when associating JDFPG with the AMGS or SIGINT overhead mission numbers (e.g. 7605). Description of Information 1. (U//FOUO) The fact of an NSA/CSS presence at JDFPG. 2. (U) The coverterm RAINFALL. Classification/Markings UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Reason N/A Declass N/A UNCLASSIFIED N/A N/A SECRET//TALENT KEYHOLE// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Remarks

SECRET//TALENT KEYHOLE// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL 3. (U) The association of the coverterm RAINFALL with NSA/CSS. 4. (U//FOUO) The fact that RAINFALL is the coverterm for the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG. 5. (C//REL) The fact that the Producer Designator Digraph (PDDG) for the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG is ZZ. UNCLASSIFIED N/A N/A UNCLASSIFIED// FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY N/A N/A CONFIDENTIAL// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) 25 years* 6. (U//FOUO) The fact that the organizational designator for the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG is F78. 7. (C//REL) The fact that the SIGAD for the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG is USJ-599. 8. (U//FOUO) The fact that the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG has communications connectivity with other unspecified U.S. intelligence agencies and foreign partners. 9. (U//FOUO) The fact that the following message systems/circuits are used by the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG: • FOXTROT Circuit • GOLF Circuit • BOWGRACE UNCLASSIFIED// FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY N/A N/A CONFIDENTIAL// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL UNCLASSIFIED// FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 1.4 (c) 25 years* N/A N/A (U) Details may be classified and/or compartmented. UNCLASSIFIED// FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY N/A N/A (U) Details may be classified and/or compartmented. 10. (U) The fact that the USAF detachment at JDFPG provides administrative support to U.S. Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) DET 421 personnel. 11. (C//REL) The fact of a SIGINT mission at JDFPG. UNCLASSIFIED N/A N/A CONFIDENTIAL// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) 25 years* SECRET//TALENT KEYHOLE// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (U) The fact of an NRO presence at JDFPG is UNCLASSIFIED. (C//REL) A PDDG is an alphanumeric digraph assigned to U.S. SIGINT System and Second Party elements that collect, process, and report transmitted, radiated, or emitted signals. While the association of the letters ZZ with JDFPG is not sensitive, the fact that that ZZ is a PDDG used by JDFPG must be protected in order to protect JDFPG’s SIGINT mission. (C//REL) Any reference to use of the named circuits for SIGINT purposes shall be classified accordingly. See item 11. (C//REL) AFTAC DET 421 personnel do not support JDFPG’s SIGINT mission. (U) Details may be more highly classified and/or compartmented.

SECRET//TALENT KEYHOLE// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL 12. (C//REL) The fact that the SIGINT mission at JDFPG includes Signals Development (SIGDEV) work on a variety of unspecified signals. 13. (C//REL) The fact that the SIGINT mission at JDFPG includes performing off-line and on-line signals analysis on collected signals. 14. (U//FOUO) The fact that the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG supports Personnel Recovery (PR) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) operations. 15. (S//REL) The fact that the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG collects, with SIGINT assets, distress voice signals, data signals, CONFIDENTIAL// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) 25 years* CONFIDENTIAL// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) 25 years* UNCLASSIFIED// FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY N/A N/A SECRET// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) 25 years* 16. (U//FOUO) The fact that the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG supports a specific military operation (e.g. OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM; OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM) when no details of that support are revealed. UNCLASSIFIED// FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY N/A N/A 17. (S//REL) The fact that the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG provides SIGINT support to NATO operations. (U) Details may be more highly classified and/or compartmented. (C//REL) Without reference to SIGINT. (C//REL) Any reference SIGINT support shall be classified accordingly. See item 11. (U) Details may be classified and/or compartmented. SECRET// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) 25 years* (U) The fact that the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG supports military operations in general is also UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY. (S//REL) The NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG may provide SIGINT support to a NATO operation, military or non-military, regardless of whether the U.S. is directly involved in the operation. (U) Details may be more highly classified and/or compartmented. 18. (U//FOUO) The fact that the UNCLASSIFIED// N/A N/A SECRET//TALENT KEYHOLE// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL

SECRET//TALENT KEYHOLE// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG has Operations, Support, and Engineering sections. 19. (C//REL) The fact that the following types of training are conducted at the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG: • SIGINT/Intelligence training 20. (U//FOUO) The fact that the following types of training are conducted at the NSA/CSS activity at JDFPG: • Information Assurance training • OPSEC training FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY CONFIDENTIAL// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL 1.4 (c) 25 years* UNCLASSIFIED// FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY N/A N/A * (U) Declassification in 25 years indicates that the information is classified for 25 years from the date a document is created or 25 years from the date of this original classification decision, whichever is later. SECRET//TALENT KEYHOLE// REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL

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