Title: RAMPART-A Sites
Release Date: 2014-06-18
Description: These three undated NSA Special Source Operation slides supply details on selected RAMPART-A cable access sites: see the Intercept article How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet, 18 June 2014.
Document: TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN
RAMPART A Sites
Five sites, 4 with a Trusted 3rd Party Partner
■ US-3127!VH AZUREPHOENIX**4mb BW/1 Ogb/day
■ US-3145/KX MOONLIGHTPATH** - ~2mb BW/5gb/day
■ US-3180/9C SPINNERET*- ~45m b BW/35g b/day
■ US-3237/KE SMOKYSINK (DNR.DNI) - ~45mb BW/30gb/day
■ US-3190/21 FIREBIRD (DNR.DNI)** - ~2mb BW
■ Partners can view aN DNR and DNI tasking.
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i Partners can view DNI traffic via viewer tool.
The DNI Throttle
I Implemented on the SMK Xkeyscore that does
filtering/selection on Dec 2007; Oct 09 at SPIN;
Feb 2010 SMK LPT
i Limits ALL Cadence categories to 1Gb/10k
sessions/day at US-3180 and US-3237.
i Full take stored ONLY on Xkeyscores for ~3
days. Will have to query Xkeys for any DNI not
forwarded to Pinwale.
i 1Gb/day may decrease as other RAM A sites
increase their DNI take.
TOP SECRET//COMINT// NOFORN
i Ops trained/certified before using the system.
i All DNR/DNI tasking completed by Support
Hub; RAM-A CM provides support as needed.
i All DNR/DNI tasking is reviewed and Partner
offensive tasking deleted. Deletions based on
our taboo/scrubber lists. Deletes not pushed
back to TOPIs.
i TOPIs cannot review DNI categories for all
sites unless cleared REDHARVEST.
i Use SMOKYSINK/RAMPART-A to review your