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Meaning of "GCHQ" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES GCHQ MEAN IN ENGLISH?

GCHQ

Government Communications Headquarters

The Government Communications Headquarters is a British intelligence agency responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the British government and armed forces. Based in "The Doughnut", in the suburbs of Cheltenham, it operates under the formal direction of the Joint Intelligence Committee alongside the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service and Defence Intelligence. GCHQ is the responsibility of the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, but it is not a part of the Foreign Office and its Director ranks as a Permanent Secretary. GCHQ was originally established after the First World War as the Government Code and Cypher School and was known under that name until 1946. During the Second World War it was located at Bletchley Park, where it was famed for its role in the breaking of the German Enigma codes. Currently there are two main components of the GCHQ, the Composite Signals Organisation, which is responsible for gathering information, and the CESG, which is responsible for securing the UK's own communications.

Definition of GCHQ in the English dictionary

The definition of GCHQ in the dictionary is Government Communications Headquarters.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GCHQ

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Synonyms and antonyms of GCHQ in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about GCHQ

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GCHQ»

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GCHQ
As we become ever-more aware of how our governments “eavesdrop” on our conversations, here is a gripping exploration of this unknown realm of the British secret service: Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ).
Richard Aldrich, 2010
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Intelligence and Security Committee annual report 2008-2009
We also reported in our 2007-2008 Annual Report on GCHQ's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Modernisation Programme (SIGMOD).13 The major projects within the programme are: IT Infrastructure; Mastering the Internet; Better Analysis; and ...
Great Britain: Intelligence and Security Committee, 2010
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New Scientist
How Cheltenham entered America's hack yard Steve Connor The secrets behind the numbers game Is there anybody out there listening? At GCHQ and its outposts there is always a ready ear At last, it's Firips Swiss investigate death of Alpine ...
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The New Era of Management
Transforming the secretive culture of Great Britain's General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) wasn't easy. It took the concerted efforts of computer experts, organization development (OD) specialists, and the architects and builders ...
Richard L. Daft, 2008
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Management
It took the concerted efforts of computer experts, organization development (OD) specialists, and the architects and builders responsible for the “Doughnut,” the GCHQ's award-winning headquarters in Cheltenham. The U.S. National Security  ...
Richard Daft, 2007
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The Province of Administrative Law
THE GCHQ CASE I shall start with one of the leading public law cases decided by the House of Lords in recent years, R. v. Minister for the Civil Service, ex parte Council of Civil Service Unions.5 In looking at this case I shall try to lay the ...
Michael Taggart, 1997
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The Omagh bombing: some remaining questions, fourth report ...
QQ 159 (cont'd) to 160 Sir Peter says the transmission of GCHQ material "from Special Branchto, say, the investigating team. That is a matter for them. It's not up to GCHQ. " If dissemination of GCHQ intelligence by the Special Branch to the ...
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, 2010
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Text, Cases and Materials on Public Law and Human Rights
Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service (the GCHQ case) [ 1985] AC 374,400–01,412–13 Lord ... on behalf of employees at GCHQ, before giving instruction on 22 December 1983 for making an important change in their  ...
Helen Fenwick, Gavin Phillipson, 2003
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Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons ...
VALUE REFUSED/ APPROVED CIRCULATION FCO 138K A GCHQ(CESG) FCO £200 A OCHQ(CESG) FCO £2000 A ... 1 PROGRAMMER 1 FILL GUN (T) £2385 A GCHQ (CESG) 1 VHF FREQUENCY HOPPING RADIO 1 PROGRAMME (T) ...
Sir Richard Scott, 1996
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UK Public Law and European Law
Civil Service (the GCHQ case).38 The case arose when the Council of Civil Service Unions sought a judicial review of the Prime Minister's decision to deny trade union membership to civil servants employed at Government Communication ...
Gordon Anthony, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GCHQ»

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Probe sought into GCHQ spying on Amnesty - Gulf times
The revelation that GCHQ has been monitoring its communications came in a revised judgment this month from the Investigatory Powers ... «Gulf Times, Jul 15»
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WhatsApp And Facebook Messenger Ban Could Be Just Weeks …
The 'Snoopers Charter' would give GCHQ and MI5 access to ... the capabilities of all the UK security agencies including GCHQ, MI5 and MI6. «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
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Human rights groups call for inquiry into why GCHQ spied on …
Satellite receiver dishes at a GCHQ facility near Bude, Cornwall. 'Snooping on charities is a practice straight out of the KGB handbook,' the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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UK Government's surveillance plans could put citizens, economy …
Privacy watchdog launches 'Did GCHQ spy on you?' campaign to ... GCHQ and NSA broke antivirus software so that they could spy on people. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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UK and US demands to access encrypted data are 'unprincipled and …
He asked where Cameron had received his advice from on matters of cryptography, assuming it was from GCHQ and May, and suggested it ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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7/7 seemed to herald a new era of terror on UK soil – one that did …
Massive shakeup of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ took place after 7 July attacks and dozens of plots have been foiled – but it is still hard to say if we are ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Amnesty International calls for GCHQ inquiry after Cheltenham …
A campaign group spied on by GCHQ has called for an independent inquiry into the actions of the government's Cheltenham-based ... «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»
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Let's get real about decryption, says GCHQ tech director
Perceptions that GCHQ is capable of mass decryption of data are not based on physical realities, according to the UK intelligence agency's ... «ComputerWeekly.com, Jul 15»
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GCHQ Certifies Master's Degree in Cyber Security
Southampton's MSc in Cyber Security is one of just six UK university degree programmes to receive certified status by GCHQ in 2015. «University of Southampton, Jul 15»
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GCHQ spied on Amnesty International, tribunal tells group in email
Aerial view of the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Photograph: MOD/EPA. «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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