Excerpts from the "black budjet," Volume 2 "Combined Cryptologic Program"
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National Security Agency

Glossary: agencies

Date Created: ca. 2012
Classification: Top Secret : SI
Distribution: 5VEY

Glossary: classification and distribution codes.

Genre: Budget justification, .PDF , 3 p.

Journalist(s): Steven Rich : Barton Gellman
Originating Media Outlet: The Washington Post
Date Published: 2014-01-02
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Communications Target: Signals Intelligence
Surveillance Program(s): CCP - Combined Cryptologic Program : OWN - Owning the Net : Pentrating Hard Targets

Glossary: surveillance programs.

Description: This document is an extract from a larger document, the "black budget," detailing the research and technology behind two US signals and intelligence projects: "Penetrating Hard Targets" and "Owning the Net." Both projects are housed under the arm of a larger program titled "Combined Cryptological Program." As part of the "Pentrating Hard Project" summary, the document discusses steering "IT products and standards" in a direction that is friendly for SIGINT(signals and intelligence), as well as building a "crypotologically useful quantum computer." The "Owning the Net" project discusses manipulating "equipment hardware and software to control an adversary's network. Quantum research is also dicussed here as a means to support developing Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) attacks.