Title: OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 22 March 2013
Release Date: 2018-03-20
Document Date: 2013-03-01
Description: This internal NSA technical update from March 2013 makes it clear that information from the access point codenamed MONEYROCKET, which tracked Bitcoin users, could be accessed through the agency’s main search interface for analysts, XKeyScore: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
Document: TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN
OAKSTAR Weekly Update
Program Highlights Week of: March 16-22, 2013
Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52
Declassify On: 20320108
MONKEYROCKET: (U//FOUO) Receiving larger volume of traffic from partner
impacting data distribution through the diode causing delays in files being forwarded to
the XKS. Updated some move scripts and tweaked some parameters in the OWL file
send process to manage accordingly and stabilize. NIAGARAFILES software was
moved from its own standalone server to the high side server to increase some data
(U//FOUO) ETC technician!
to be in NBP320 area beginning of April to
hand carry a couple more OWL cards to site. Once cards and fiber are integrated, will
begin working procedures for load balancing traffic as the access continues to grow.
TRANSPORTPRO: (TS//SI) Diagnosed and fixed problem that occurred over the
(S) OAKSTAR 2013 serialized product report totals: 396 reports and 2299 GISTs.
(S) There is one open/active REMEDY ticket for OAKSTAR.
MONKEYROCKET: Day 239
(U) 2013 = 1 report (they were 1 of 43 sources for the report, but hey, it’s the 1st)
(S//SI//REL) MARINA is transitioning to CLOUDRUNNER and our daily and
weekly metrics have hit another error. A new ticket has been created to address
this issue on 04March 2013 and updated 11 March 2013. Ticket number:
(TS//NF) 15 MAR 13 Meet with S2G to follow-up the NCSC TOPI briefing and
answer their questions on the type of data, how to perform discovery in XKS, and
the data retention rates. (SNM)