Title: An “additional target country” for MYSTIC

Release Date: 2014-03-18

Document Date: 2013-01-01

Description: This extract from the 2013 Congressional Budget Justification for the National Intelligence Program (the Black Budget) describes the spread of MYSTIC’s “complete access” to other target counries: see the Washington Post article NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls, 18 March 2014.

Document: (U) Project Description

(S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) The Special Source Operations (SSO) Project provides management oversight
and logistical support to the Special Source Access programs. These resources are used to provide cross-
program management services to drive efficiencies within the Special Source Access Expenditure Center (EC).

(U) Base resources in this project are used to:

(TS//SI//NF) Sustain MYSTIC capabilities to provide comprehensive metadata access and content against
~Jand add an additional target country to the portfolio. Capabilities will
offer near real time, complete access to the additional target country and provide for

retrospective tasking and near-real-time access/delivery of metadata as required.


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