Title: Cyber Threats and Special Source Operations

Release Date: 2015-08-15

Document Date: 2013-03-22

Description: This NSA Special Source Operations presentation from 22 March 2013 supplies a detail about the Breckenridge access point that supports the identification of the corporate partner codenamed STORMBREW as US telecommunications company Verizon: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.

Document: TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN

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TOPSECRET//SI//REL USA,

Cyber Threats and
Special Source Operations

A Current Perspective for NTOC

March 22 2013

Classified By:

Derived From: NSA/CSS^U52
Dated: 20070108
Declassify On: 20380301

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STORMBREW’s BRECKENRIDGE Site was
100% Subsidized with CNCI Funding

Tanshui



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WhySSO?

■ SSO is “Big Data”

■ -60% of content

■ -75% of metadata

■ We’re different

■ Nuances of individual programs

■ Tremendous potential

■ Need NTOC to guide SSO

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SSO Access Portfolios

Corporate

Partnerships with
Telecom Providers

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SSO Access Portfolios

Corporate

BLARNEY

FAIRVIEW

STORMBREW

PRISM

OAKSTAR

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Partner Constraints

■ Foreign

■ All Targeting/Signatures exposed to 2P/3P partner for
approval

■ Partner approves new capabilities

■ Corporate

■ FISA, FAA, TRANSIT authorities

■ Requires FISC/DoJ permission for capabilities

■ Partner approvals for capabilities (in some cases)

■ Unilateral

■ Power/Space/Cooling at site

■ Bandwidth for data forwarding

■ Risk of site compromise

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Authorities

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Authorities

FAA-702

STORM BREW
FAIRVIEW
PRISM
BLARNEY

TRANSIT

STORM BREW

FAIRVIEW

E012333

RAM-A

RAM-I/X WINDSTOP
RAM-M OAKSTAR
RAM-T MYSTIC

FISA

BLARNEY

DGO

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