Release Date: 2014-05-13

Document Date: 2009-01-01

Description: An extract from a 2009 memo from the technical director of NSA Mission Operations, describing improvements at Misawa Security Operations Center (MSOC), the agency’s collection point in Misawa, Japan: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.

Document: Page 98

Future Plans (U)

(TS//SI//REL) In the future, MSOC hopes to expand the number of WORDGOPHER platforms to
enable demodulation of thousands of additional low-rate carriers.


targets are ideally suited for software demodulation. Additionally, MSOC has developed a
capability to automatically scan and demodulate signals as they activate on the satellites. There are
a multitude of possibilities, bringing our enterprise one step closer to "collecting it all.11

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