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Tasking of SCALAWAG


Release Date: 2014-03-18
This extract from the NSA’s Special Source Operations division’s weekly memo describes the operation of SCALAWAG, the SIGAD (or collection address) associated with the MYSTIC collection of bulk telephony data: see the Washington Post article NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls, 18 March 2014.
(U) Tasking of SCALAWAG (TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) SCALAWAG/US-3310BG has long since reached the point where it was collecting and sending home far more than the bandwidth could handle. Over ...

SSO dictionary – MYSTIC


Release Date: 2014-05-19
This extract is taken from an undated dictionary produced by NSA Special Source Operations, providing glosses for several terms associated with MYSTIC operations. The name of one country has been redacted: see the Intercept article Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, 19 May 2014. Download […]
BASECOAT (TS//SI//NF) MYSTIC acess; Bahamas A-link GSM. DEA access under LI that collects Counter-Narcotic (CN) targets. There are two sites located in the Bahamas. It is currently being used as a...


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