U.S. Government Foreign Telecommunications Providers Network Security Agreements

The following are Network Security Agreements (NSAs) entered into with foreign communications infrastructure providers ensuring U.S. government agencies the ability to access communications data when legally requested.  The agreements range in date from 1999 to 2011 and involve a rotating group of government agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DoJ), Department of Defense (DoD) and sometimes the Department of the Treasury.  According to the Washington Post, the agreements require companies to maintain what amounts to an “internal corporate cell of American citizens with government clearances” ensuring that “when U.S. government agencies seek access to the massive amounts of data flowing through their networks, the companies have systems in place to provide it securely.”

The agreements are arranged by date and the government and corporate parties are listed for each agreement.  The list is not necessarily complete.  If you can find other public examples of Network Security Agreements with any of the companies listed below or others, please let us know. A ZIP archive containing all of the agreements is also available for download (39.2 MB).

 

Corporate PartiesGovernment PartiesDateDownload Link
Level 3 Communications, Inc.DHS, DoD, DoJSeptember 26, 2011Download
AP TeleGuam Holdings, Inc.; AP TeleGuam Merger Sub, LLCDHS, DoD, DoJMay 1, 2011Download
American Samoa Hawaii Cable, LLC; Samoa American Samoa Cable, LLC; American Samoa License, Inc.; and AST Telecom, LLC d/b/a Blue Sky CommunicationsDHSFebruary 2, 2011Download
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TerreStar Corporation; TerreStar Networks Inc.,DHS, DoJDecember 18, 2009Download
GU Holdings Inc.DHSSeptember 21, 2009Download
American Samoa Hawaii Cable, LLC; AST Telecom, LLCDHSJanuary 9, 2009Download
Inceptum 1 AS now known as Mobsat Holding Norway AS; Telenor Satellite Services AS successor to Telenor Broadband Services AS now known as Vizada AS; Telenor Satellite Services Holdings, Inc.; Mobsat Holding US, Inc. now known as Mobsat Holding US Corp; Telenor Satellite, Inc., now known as Vizada Satellite, Inc.; Telenor Satelltie Services, Inc. now known as Vizada, Inc.; GMPCS Personal Communications, Inc.; Marlink, Inc.; Telenor Secure Services, Inc. now known as Vizada Secure Services, Inc.; MindSparX, Inc.; Vizada Services Holding, Inc.; Vizada Services LLCDHS, DoJ, FBISeptember 25, 2008Download
Horizon Mobile Communications, Inc.; SatCom Distribution, Inc.; SatCom Distribution Ltd.; and SatCom Group Holdings PlcDHS, DoJSeptember 24, 2008Download
Inmarsat Global Limited; Inmarsat Hawaii Inc.DHS, DoJSeptember 17, 2008Download
Reliance Communications Limited; Reliance Gateway Net Limited; FLAG Telecom Group Limited; FLAG Telecom Group Services; Yipes Holdings, Inc.; Yipes Enterprise Services, Inc.DHS, DoJNovember 30, 2007Download
Stratos Communications, Inc., previously MarineSat
Communications Network, Inc.; Stratos Mobile Networks LLC; Stratos Mobile Networks, Inc.; CIP Canada Investment Inc.
DHS, DoJ, FBIAugust 14, 2007Download
Global Crossing Limited, formerly known as GC Acquisition Limited; Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte LtdDHS, DoD, DoJ, FBIFebruary 1, 2007Download
Telenor Satellite Services AS; Telenor Satellite Services Holdings, Inc.; Telenor Satellite, Inc.; Telenor Satellite Services, Inc.; Inceptum 1 AS; Mobsat Holding US, Inc.; GMPCS Personal Communications, Inc.; Marlink, Inc.; Telenor Secure Services, Inc.; MindSparX, Inc.DHS, DoJ, FBIMarch 5, 2007Download
Guam Cellular and Paging, Inc.; DoCoMo Guam Holdings, Inc.DHS, DoJ, FBIOctober 13, 2006Download
América Móvil, S.A. de C.V.; Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico,
Inc.
DHS, DoJ2006Download
Cypress Communications Holding Company, Inc.; TechInvest Holding Company, Inc.; Arcapita Investment Management Limited; and Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c)DHS, DoJ, FBI, TreasuryJune 17, 2005Download
TelCove, Inc.DHS, DoJ, FBIJune 15, 2005Download
VSNL America, Inc.; VSNL Telecommunications, Inc.; Videsh Sanchar Nigam LimitedDHS, DoD, DoJ, FBIApril 7, 2005Download
Telefonica Moviles, S.A.; TEM Puerto Rico, Inc.; NewComm Wireless Services, Inc.DHS, DoJ, FBIMay 14, 2004Download
Micronesian Telecommunications Corporation; Pacific Telecom, Inc.DHS, DoD, DoJ, FBIOctober 6, 2003Download
Global Crossing Ltd.; GC Acquisition Limited; Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte LtdDHS, DoD, DoJ, FBISeptember 23, 2003Download
XO Communications, Inc.DoJ, FBISeptember 16, 2002Download
Telenor Satellite Services Holdings, Inc.; Telenor Satellite, Inc.; Telenor Satellite Services, Inc.; Telenor Broadband Services ASDoJ, FBINovember 29, 2001Download
Reach Ltd.; Telstra Corporation Limited; Pacific Century CyberWorks LimitedDoJ, FBINovember 29, 2001Download
Mobile Satellite Ventures LLC; Mobile Satellite Ventures Subsidiary LLC; Motient Corporation; TMI Communications and Company, Limited PartnershipDHS, DoD, DoJ, FBINovember 14, 2001Download
MarineSat Communications Network, Inc.; Stratos Mobile Networks LLCDoJ, FBIAugust 7, 2001Download
Deutsche Telekom AG; Voicestream Wireless Corporation; Voicestream Wireless Holding Corporation DoJ, FBIApril 1, 2001Download
AT&T Corp.; British Telecommunications PLC; TNV BV; VLT Co. LLC; Violet License Co. LLCDoD, DoJ, FBIOctober 7, 1999Download

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1 comment for “U.S. Government Foreign Telecommunications Providers Network Security Agreements

  1. July 11, 2013 at 7:29 am

    many of those also have arrangements to provide guaranteed capacity or line availability globally, such as TATA, the VSNL agreement said TGN could access US coastal locations IFF tata provides MORE CAPACITY TO ALL ENDPOINTS than the entire endpoint, back to the americans. aka, 100% or more of consumer throughput. (all replicated to terrorist americans)

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