Representatives for the NSA

B M made this Official Information request to Minister Responsible for the GCSB

The request was refused by Minister Responsible for the GCSB.

From: B M

Dear Minister Responsible for the GCSB,

It is reported that NSA representatives operate in each of the NSA's Second Party countries. These people are called Special US Liaison Officers.

*Is there a Special US Liaison Officer operating in New Zealand?
*If so:
- What is their purpose?
- How long has this position existed?

Further, Second Party countries reportedly have representatives based in the United States. In the case of New Zealand, this person would be called a Special New Zealand Liaison Officer.

*Does a Special New Zealand Liaison Officer operate inside the United States?
*If so:
- What is their purpose?
- How long has this position existed?

Yours faithfully,

[B M]

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From: J Key (MIN)
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Oliver Lineham ( volunteer) left an annotation ()

Note that as of the appointments announced 6 Oct (to be appointed at ceremony 8 Oct) the minister responsible for GCSB has changed from John Key to Chris Finlayson. The email address on FYI has been updated. If your request isn't responded to or transferred, you should send a follow-up to the new minister.

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