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DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Second Party Working Group Compares INs FROM: TL, Customer Gateway (S11) and Liaison to CRD Unknown Run Date: 02/27/2004 FROM: Unknown TL, Customer Gateway (S11) and FAD , FAD Liaison to CRD (C) NSA and its Second Party partners are making great strides in making our systems interoperable. The next step, as set forth in the 5-Eyes Business Vision, is for the Second Parties to capitalize on opportunities to act together against global threats as they emerge. To be successful, we must share Intelligence Needs (INs) to the greatest extent possible within the Second Party community. This sharing supports both the strategic goals of satisfying client needs and creating a "default to share" approach in our relationships. (C) With this background, Customer Gateway (S11) recently brought together representatives of each of the Second Party nations to form a Second Party INs Working Group. They reviewed a number of aspects of information needs processes, including the activities of the "Customer INs and Response" Integrated Product Team (IPT), which is reexamining how NSA gathers, manages, and responds to the needs of our customers. The similarities and differences between each of the partners and their related processes led to discussion that focused on the sharing of priorities and mission - rather than individual - INs. (C) Key outcomes of the meeting were agreements that: 1. Sharing INs at the highest level only is desirable at this time. 2. The process of sharing INs and closing intelligence gaps should be agreed upon before significant investment is made in technology. 3. A common IN structure is necessary. 4. Individual bilateral commitments to share INs on specific topics would be honored as we progress toward creating a space each Second Party can populate with high-priority INs. 5. The working group will brief the status of their work at the Second Party Customer Service Conference in April. (U//FOUO) More information, see the 5-Eyes Business Vision briefing on the SIGINT Planning, Programming and Execution (S01X) web site. "(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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