Title: DNI Processing of RINGBILL Access

Release Date: 2016-11-16

Document Date: 2013-04-23

Description: This NSA technical memo from April 2013 describes deployments of agency personnel to the facility codenamed TITANPOINTE: see the Intercept article Titanpointe: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain View, 16 November 2016.

Document: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY

(Report generated on:4/23/2013 7:00:17AM )

Blarney-40-12 Work in Progress ECP Lead:

Title of Change: DNI Processing of RINGBILL Access

Site(s): TITAN POINTE : Project(s): No Project(s) Entered

System(s): VISIONQUEST : SubSystem(s): No Subsystem(s) Entered

Description of Change. This is a partially historical ECP to track efforts performed for processing the

DNI portion of RINGBILL. The initial processing of RINGBILL will be
performed on our legacy WC2/XKS systems (using Trireme for VoIP & VTC
traffic). Once we stand up SKIDROWE, the processing will transfer to that
solution so we will need to be cognizant of any and all requirements that shoulc
be defined for the SKIDROWE team to enable our solution.

Reason for Change:

Mission Impact:

Additional Info:
Last CCB Entry:

Because we are initially using our legacy systems there will be extra work
required to configure them and the network to be capable of higher than
normal throughput. There will also be work to determine what kind of filtering
is required so that we don't overwhelm our PINWALE partitions. Finally, it is
already apparent that further work will be required on the VoIP processing to
associate signaling with media cuts. Once that is complete we will be able to
look into filtering based on dialing patterns.

We now have access to the RINGBILL DNI and rather than waiting until the
June/July timeframe to use the new solution for processing, we have
developed an interim solution for processing the high data rates on existing
architecture.

These efforts are an interim solution to process the RINGBILL signal months
earlier than we orginally planned. Resources will have to be prioritized against
other efforts.

04/10/13 15:44:43 |

09 Apr CCB - ECPstatus reviewed

Work Task ID:
Status:

Life Cycle Phase:
Last Log Entry:

WT00010435 ECP Number: Blarney-40-12

Reassigned Description: Update Baseline - DNI Processing of RINGBILL

Access

Assigned To:

--- 04/11/13 08:31:14 --- 4/11/13 - NTR

Work Task ID:
Status:

Life Cycle Phase:
Last Log Entry:

WT00010584

Completed

04/11/13 08:31:49

ECP Number:
Description:

Assigned To:

-- 4/11/13 - NTR

Blarney-40-12

Enable DNI Processing of RINGBILL through
ng WC2 architecture

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Work Task ID: Status: Life Cycle Phase: WT00010585 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Enable VoIP processing of RINGBILL desk Assianed To:
Last Log Entry: --- 04/11/13 08:32:25 --- 4/11/13 - NTR

Work Task ID: Status: Life Cycle Phase: Last Log Entry: WT00010586 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Beina Worked Description: Deploy SKIDROWE solution for RINGBILL DNI Processing Assigned To: — 04/03/13 15:51:25 — XKS has been loaded on the two SR systems at TP. The TWrelease is expected by the end of April, though this may push out again. There are some planned RpM updates for XKS that will be installed next week.

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-1 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Define RINGBILL Hardware Requirements
Life Cycle Phase: Assianed To:
Last Log Entry: --- 04/11/13 08:33:02 --- 4/11/13 - NTR

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-2 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Order Skidrow Equipment
Life Cycle Phase: Assigned To:
Last Log Entry: --- 08/22/12 13:56:48 --- Order equipment for the RINGBILL SKIDROWE system

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-3 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Order Additional Parts
Life Cycle Phase: Last Log Entry: Assigned To: --- 01/16/13 09:33:07 --- All equipment associated with the RINGBILL SKIDROWE naspeen ordered and received. Closing worktask.

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-4 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Recieve Ordered Equipment
Life Cycle Phase: Assianed To:
Last Log Entry: — 08/22/12 14:03:13 — Receive equipment that was ordered.

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Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-5 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Beina Worked Description: Stand up Test System
Life Cycle Phase: Last Log Entry: Assianed To: — 04/03/13 15:52:20 — XKS has been upgraded to 1.5.11 and we have begun to test"tnough we need to install some patches before we can continue. We are still waiting for TW software.

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-6 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Test the RINGBILL SKIDROWE Servers.
Life Cycle Phase: Last Log Entry: Assianed To: — 12/05/12 15:57:17 — Servers have been installed at site and powered on. Closing ticket.

Work Task ID: Status: Life Cycle Phase: WT00010586-7 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Install 10G NICs in each RINGBILL SKIDROWE Assianed To:
Last Log Entry: --- 12/05/12 16:00:07 --- Completed.

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-8 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Design Site Plan
Life Cycle Phase: Last Log Entry: Assianed To: — 01/16/13 09:39:48 — Rack elevations and network plan has been developed an has been incorporated into site documentation. Closing ticket.

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-9 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Transport Equipment to Site
Life Cycle Phase: Last Log Entry: Assianed To: — 02/21/13 14:50:16 — Equipment has been shipped to site and installed. Closing ticket.

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-10 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Assianed Description: Load System and Test Functionality
Life Cycle Phase: Assigned To:
Last Log Entry: --- 04/11/13 08:34:12 --- 4/11/2013 - NTR

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Work Task ID: Status: Life Cycle Phase: Last Log Entry: WT00010586-11 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Duplicate RINGBILL Sianal to the SKIDROWE Assianed To: — 02/21/13 14:00:40 — Signal has been duplicated with a 30/70 splitter. When were ready to start processing we'll have to see if the light levels are good enough. | | also has a 50/50 splitter at site that we can try if need be. Marking as complete anawilT reopen if further work needs to be performed.

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-12 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Assianed Description: Declare System IOC
Life Cycle Phase: Assianed To:
Last Log Entry: --- 04/11/13 08:35:55 --- NTR

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-13 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Assianed Description: Decommission WCT05
Life Cycle Phase: Assianed To:
Last Log Entry: --- 04/11/13 08:36:10 --- NTR

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-14 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Perform Site Survey
Life Cycle Phase: Assianed To:
Last Log Entry: --- 08/22/12 14:24:44 --- Completed 6/26/12

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-15 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Conduct System Design Review
Life Cycle Phase: Assianed To:
Last Log Entry: — 01/16/13 09:35:03 — This was completed as part of the ERB. Closing ticket.

Work Task ID: Status: WT00010586-16 ECP Number: Blarnev-40-12 Completed Description: Obtain ETS TD Approval of System Design
Life Cycle Phase: Assianed To:
Last Log Entry: --- 01/16/13 09:35:34 --- Completed during the ERB for SKIDROWE. Closing ticket.

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Work Task ID: WT00010586-17 ECP Number: Blarney-40-12
Status: Completed Description: ERB Processing Recommendation Matrix
Life Cycle Phase: Assigned To:
Last Log Entry: ■■■ --- 01/16/13 09:36:08 ticKet — ERB presentation was completed and approved. Closing

Work Task ID: WT00010586-18 ECP Number: Blarney-40-12
Status: Completed Description: Schedule/Conduct Depolyment Readiness ^^w (DRR)
Life Cycle Phase: Assigned To:
Last Log Entry: --- 01/16/13 09:36:39 — This was completed as part of the ERB. Closing ticket.

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Blarney-55-12 Work in Progress

ECP Lead:

Title of Change: Deployment of TURTLEPOWER system in VQ environment

Site(s): No Site(s) Entered Proiect(s): No Project(s) Entered

Svstem(s): VISIONQUEST: SubSvstem(s): No Subsystem(s) Entered

Description of Change. This EqP w¡h encompass working with CES t0 stand up and

forward deploy a TURT^POWER system fonH^Durpos^Tprocessing VoIP.
Installation will occur followed by deployment to TP and testing againsl

the RINGBILL data. If successful we could turn this into an operational system
and work through the details for tasking and number normalization.

Reason for Change: The primary purpose of this system will be to determine its VoIP processing

capabilities, though other capabilities will likely be examined as well. Trireme
requires some development to support desk phone conversations of the
RINGBILL data and it has been conveyed that TURTLEPOWER has the
capability already. We are proposing deploying a TURTLEPOWER system to
test this capability and potentially provide a solution for forwarding SIGINT to
the to TOPIs in a compressed timeframe (comparitvely to the Trireme solution.

This also provides BLARNEY an opportunity to help TURTLEPOWER develop
their capabilities by using potentially unique data found in the BLARNEY
environments. Any derived enhancements to TURTLEPOWER will help the
agency as a whole.

Mission Impact: This effort will potentially allow us to deliver RINGBILL voice cuts to the TOPI

sooner than waiting for the Trireme solution. It also allows us to make sure
we’re using the best processing solution for the job.

This will be worked in accordance to priorités as set by the BAT branch so
other mission will not be negatively impacted.

Additional Info:

Last CCB Entry: 04/10/13 15:47:00 ■■

09 Apr CCB - ECP status reviewed.

Work Task ID:
Status:

Life Cycle Phase:
Last Log Entry:

WT00010899
New

None ATT

ECP Number:
Description:

Assigned To:

Blarney-55-12

Update Baseline - Deployment of

"LEPOWER system in VQ environment

Work Task ID:
Status:

Life Cycle Phase:
Last Log Entry:

WT00010944
Completed

ECP Number: Blarney-55-12

Description: Installation and configuration of initial TP server

Assigned To:

— 12/05/12 15:50:37 — System has been deployed, configured, and is processing
operational data. A DMR was submitted and approved prior to going live with operational
processing on November 16th.

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Work Task ID:
Status:

Life Cycle Phase:
Last Log Entry:

WT00010945
Being Worked

ECP Number: Blarney-55-12

Description:
Assigned To:

Analysis of Turtlepower Proceessing in
BLARNEY

— 04/03/13 15:49:37 — Test data has been provided to PE to further develop
against non SKINNY protocols in an effort to perform processing against a broader scope
of data. We are currently waiting for their feedback on progress and what it would take to
¡mprovejhe^ystem^erformance.

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