Title: COMSAT Advisory Board (CAB) GCSB Update 22 April 2010

Release Date: 2015-03-08

Document Date: 2010-04-21

Description: This GCSB presentation dated 22 April 2010 details some of the systems available at the agency’s Waihopai base: see the Sunday Star Times article Snowden files: Inside Waihopai’s domes, 8 March 2015.

Document: COMSAT Advisory Board (CAB)

GCSB Update

22 April 2010

The Overall Classification of this briefing is:
S E C R E T COMINT REL TO USA, FVEY

o Economic Climate

o Court Decision

o SV and SSA

o IS Virtualisation Visit

o IRONSAND Way-ahead

o GNF Meeting

o Budget challenges

o Fallout

Radome Incident - 30 Apr 08

o Ploughshares activists

o Jury verdict

o Consequences

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VA - causes some tasking issues - version
SB

Impressed with v4b GUI and capabilities

One issue relating to tasking multiple C7
carriers - LMAL investigating

SF - central repository for new QRC scripts?

Lopers - awaiting I-Gate specific update

o

o

o Since IRONSAND Mission Transition

• Virtualiation has delivered significant improvement
in the operational availability of the SV sub-systems

STATISTICS

for February 2010

Availability

Statistics are used to
gauge operational
performance.

Part of this effort is to
determine system
availability

Based upon
available minutes
per month verses
outage minutes

System / Item % Available
CALIX 100.0
COMMONGROUND 100.0
100.0
Con il ns/ Forwarding
Demodulators - COTS 100.0
Down Converters - COTS 100.0
DUALTIRE 100.0
FLUTE 100.0
FRESNELEFFECT 100.0
JACKHAMMER 100.0
JUGGERNAUT 100.0
100.0
KILOMISER
KRAUSS 100.0
LATENTHEAT 100.0
LEGALREPTILE 100.0
LOPERS D1 100.0
LOPERS Ml 100.0
MOONSCAPE 100.0
SEMITONE 100.0
SSA 100.0
STONEGATE 100.0
SURFBOARD 100.0
VENUSAFFECT 100.0
VINEYARD 100.0
VINTAGE 100.0
WEALTHYCLUSTER 99.9

System
downtime
51mins
over the
month
f Feb

STATISTICS

for March 2010

Availability

Statistics are used to
gauge operational
performance.

Part of this effort is to
determine system
availability

Based upon
available minutes
per month verses
outage minutes

System / Item % Available
CALIX 100.0
COMMONGROUND 100.0
100.0
Con il ns/ Forwarding
Demodulators - COTS 100.0
Down Converters - COTS 100.0
DUALTIRE 100.0
FLUTE 100.0
FRESNELEFFECT 100.0
JACKHAMMER 100.0
JUGGERNAUT 100.0
100.0
KILOMISER
KRAUSS 100.0
LATENTHEAT 100.0
LEGALREPTILE 100.0
LOPERS D1 99.9 *
LOPERS Ml 100.0
MOONSCAPE 100.0
SEMITONE 100.0
SSA 99.4
STONEGATE 100.0
SURFBOARD 99.4 *
VENUSAFFECT 100.0
VINEYARD 100.0
VINTAGE 100.0
WEALTHYCLUSTER 99.8 *

System
downtime
265mins
over the
month
of March

* = outage
due to SSA
fault

IS Virtualisation Visit

o FORNSAT

• Approved and funded IS virtualisation
experts visit to NSA and LM, 22-26
Feb 10

o VQUEST Initiative

• The way forward for SHAREDQUEST

o TORUS now enabling an increase of
COMSAT/FORNSAT collection

MHS Technical Exchange

• to visit IS, 26-30 April
2010

• To brief IS on the MHS 'Collect It All' initiative

• To investigate IS virtualisation and Data Centre
concept

Procurement of FH2 initiated

QUESTIONS?


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