SSO Collection Optimization Overview
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Creator:
National Security Agency - Special Source Operations

Glossary: agencies

Date Created: 2013-01-07
Classification: Secret : SI : SI-GAMMA : TALENT KEYHOLE : ORCON : PROPIN : RELIDO
Distribution: 5VEY

Glossary: classification and distribution codes.

Genre: Wiki article, .PDF , 4 p.

Journalist(s): Barton Gellman : Ashkan Soltani
Originating Media Outlet: The Washington Post
Date Published: 2013-10-14
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Communications Target: Domestic communications
Surveillance Program(s): MARINA : PINWALE : PRESSUREWAVE : MAINWAY : SCISSORS : XKEYSCORE : FALLOUT : YELLOWSTONE

Glossary: surveillance programs.


Description: This document is an extract from an NSA internal Wiki page explaining the activities undertaken within Special Source Operations to optimize collection from SSO sites. This process is described by the NSA as "collection optimization", and impacts a variety of NSA systems including the MARINA, PINWALE, PRESSUREWAVE, and MAINWAY repository systems. The wiki article also describes SCISSORS, a system developed by the NSA to better parse electronic communications.