Title: SSO FAIRVIEW Overview

Release Date: 2015-08-15

Description: This undated NSA Special Source Operations presentation describes the agency’s relationship with corporate partner AT&T, codenamed FAIRVIEW: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.

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SSO FAIRVIEW
Overview

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• (U) FAIRVIEW DEFINED

• (U) OPERATIONAL AUTHORITIES/CAPABILITIES

• (U) STATS: WHO IS USING DATA WE COLLECTED

• (U) FAIRVIEW WAY AHEAD AND WHAT IT MEANS
FOR YOU

• (U) QUESTIONS

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WHERE SSO IS ACCESSING YOUR TARGET

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FAIRVIEW DEFINED

• (TS//SI//NF) Large SSO Program involves NSA and
Corporate Partner (Transit, FAA and FISA)

• (TS//SI//REL FVEY) Cooperative effort associated with mid-
point collection (cable, switch, router)

(TS//SI//NF) The partner operates in the U.S., but has
access to information that transits the nation and through its
corporate relationships provide unique accesses to other
telecoms and ISPs

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Unique Aspects

(C) Access to massive amounts of data
(C) Controlled by variety of legal authorities
(C) Most accesses are controlled by partner
(C) Tasking delays

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Transit Authority

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• (S//SI//REL FVEY) Communications must be confirmed foreign-to-
foreign.

• (S//SI //REL FVEY) Filters at front-ends to ensure only authorized traffic
is forwarded to the DNR and DNI selection engines.

• (S//SI //REL FVEY) Occasionally the TOPI discovers that one end of the
intercept is actually in the US. We refer to this as a “domestic incident”.

• (C) TOPI’s must inform SSO Corp Team when this occurs via email alias
^^^■SSO files a formal report to NSA/SV for each occurrence of
a domestic incident.

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US-990 FAIRVIEW-TRANSIT

(TS//SI//NF) US-990 (PDDG-UY) - key corporate partner
with access to international cables, routers, and
switches.

(TS//SI//NF) Key Targets: Global

(C) DNR: Directory ONMR

(C) DNI: Port 25 only under Transit Authority
All port traffic under FAA Authority
Cyber access

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US-984X* - FAA

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(TS//SI//NF) US-984XR (PDDG: YC-DNI) and US-984X2
(PDDG: 29-DNR) -collecting under FAA authority. Must
be justified under FAA Certification and selector must be
foreign.

(C) DNI and DNR collection
(U//FOUO) “go FAA” for more information.

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(TS//SI//NF) US-984T- Must be justified under FISA
warrant.

(C) DNI collection

(U//FOUO) “go FISA” for more information.


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