Insights into the NSA from the SIDToday Newsletter

Mathew Sayer In the News

Ever wonder what the gossip was like at NSA headquarters? The Intercept released all of 2003’s worth of spo newsletter SIDtoday completely uncensored. The leak shows NSA as a real mix of people. Not just haxxors. Linguists, mathematicians, cryptologists, and writers. There are associations and institutions dedicated to different fields, topics and projects. Clearly such extra-curricular activities (what’s the equivalent term in the workplace?) are a sign the agency has some of the brightest minds about. What a waste, well, parts of it anyway. Relationships with other areas of the security …

The TPS Report Page 1 Coversheet: SIDtoday Newsletter

Mathew Sayer In the News

  NSA’s an office too A new batch of documents from the Snowden archive has hit the internet. The Intercept is planning to ramp up the number of releases; the most recent are copies of  SIDtoday, an NSA newsletter circulated by Signal Intelligence Division. Publication of SIDtoday began soon after the invasion of Iraq. They read like lore from a video game; those bos and notes in your Skyrim house or Fallout vault you just need to find time to get to. Behind the curtain After 9/11 George Bush told Americans (and the …