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GEOCELL Supports IRAQI FREEDOM

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DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) GEOCELL Supports IRAQI FREEDOM FROM: Chief, GEO Run Date: 04/03/2003 (S//SI) As a part of the overall SID strategy, the Geospatial Exploitation Office (GEO) is among the NSA elements providing 24/7, near-real-time intelligence to coalition forces in Iraq, while still supporting operations supporting the Global War on Terrorism. As NSA prepared for operation IRAQI FREEDOM, the GEO developed and installed interactive metadata mapping layers on a web-based mapping server, and made this server accessible through the Iraq Theater Analysis Cell's (ITAC) Intelink web portal. This site enables specific NSA partners and customers, both in CONUS and forward-deployed, to select, view and analyze geo-location data on Personal Communications Systems (PCS) activity in and around Iraq. (S//SI) As coalition forces have transitioned to combat operations, the GEO Watch has implemented a number of analysis and reporting activities designed to provide identification and tracking of key PCS users in Iraq, and to support the situational awareness and force protection needs of our troops in the field. These GEO Watch activities include near-real-time tipping of communications associated with Iraqi leadership and other high-value targets, change-detection reporting on specific terminals of interest, and immediate tipping of potential threat activity in more than 600 areas of force protection concern in both the CENTCOM and EUCOM areas of interest. (S//SI) In addition, the GEO continues its close coordination with NSOC, the ITAC and other agency elements supporting operations in Iraq, to ensure the continued availability of timely, actionable intelligence to our customers-- SIGINT that makes a difference. For more information . on the GEO and its mission, see Chief, Geospatial Exploitation "(U//FOUO) SIDtoday articles may not be republished or reposted outside NSANet without the consent of S0121 (DL sid comms)." DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL DERIVED FROM: NSA/CSSM 1-52, DATED 08 JAN 2007 DECLASSIFY ON: 20320108

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