This NSA memo from 23 March 2012 presentation describes the agency’s proposal for a fourth FAA 702 certification that would allow it to target hackers “tied to malicious cyber activity”: see the New York Times article Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border, 4 June 2015.
This extract from the US intelligence community’s 2013 Congressional Budget Justification shows expenditure on the Analysis of Target Systems project, which aims to defeat the encryption in commercial software and hardware: see the Intercept article iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets, 10 March 2015.
This NSA briefing dated 22 March 2013 previews a forthcoming visit of the director of New Zealand’s Intelligence Coordination group to Fort Meade. The purpose of the visit was “to provide an update on legislation being proposed for the New Zealand Intelligence Community” which, the NSA document notes, “will include a strong oversight element”. The resignation of the GCSB’s deputy director as a consequence of the “Kim Dotcom incident” is also slated for discussion: see the Intercept article New Zealand Launched Mass Surveillance Project While Publicly Denying It, 15 September 2014.
This April 2009 report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence considers the challenges the US intelligence community may face by 2025 and suggests that the competitive advantage of US firms may need to be supported by espionage: see the Intercept article The U.S. Government’s Secret Plans to Spy for American Corporations, 5 September 2014.
This ODNI briefing from 15 May 2007 describes the rationale for ICREACH and the scale of metadata sharing that was envisioned: see the Intercept article The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google, 25 August 2014.
This 21 September 2010 memo from the NSA’s CIA Liaison Support Group reveals that ICREACH is available to “over 1000 analysts across 23 US Intelligence Community agencies”: see the Intercept article The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google, 25 August 2014.
Tables from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)’s budget for 2013: see the Washington Post article: U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary, 29 August 2013.