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DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Profile: SIGINT Legislative Affairs FROM: Chief, SIGINT Policy, Legislative Affairs, & Intelligence Security Run Date: 04/14/2003 (U) The offices of SIGINT Policy, SIGINT Legislative Affairs, and SERIES: Intelligence Security Issues are customer-focused, dynamic entities (U) Communications and with a myriad functions, all serving to support a wide range of everSupport Operations changing SIGINT Directorate needs. Their staffs can offer (CSO) assistance to you in such diverse areas as policy interpretation and development, Congressional engagement, and Cryptologic Insecurities assessment. Read on to find out more about their vital 1. Profiles: SID services... First up: SID Legislative Affairs Communications and Support Operations (U) SID Legislative Affairs (SIDLA) serves as the liaison between 2. Profile: SID Registry NSA LAO and SID elements on actions related to Congressional - Grand Central oversight. Have you been tasked with responding to Questions for 3. Profile: SIGINT the Record or Requests for Information from Congress? SID LA will Support Services assist you in analyzing the request, providing background and 4. Profile: SIGINT context to the responsible action office, and reviewing the Legislative Affairs responses to ensure that they meet the five Cs (candid, complete, 5. Profile: SIGINT Policy correct, consistent and corporate) for dealing with Congress. 6. Profile: Intelligence Security Issues (U) SID LA reviews Congressional Authorization and Appropriations language for funding impacts to SID programs, Congressionally Directed Actions (CDA), and Congressional Items of Interest (CII) and provides this information to the affected offices. We will assist you with preparing reclamas to adverse funding language and responses to CDAs by providing insight on the reasoning behind the language as well as the proper format in which to respond. (U) SID LA also assists SID elements in being proactive with Congress by coordinating briefings and providing notifications for the Intelligence Committees to keep them fully and currently informed of significant intelligence activities. We also develop the SIGINT Congressional Engagement Strategy based on the NSA Business Plan, SID Strategic Plan Congressional Budget Justification Book, and CIIs contained in the Congressional Authorization and Appropriation Language. (U) For further information, please see our web page . Please coordinate Congressional engagement of any kind with SID LA so that we may better serve you. "(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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