Special Source Operations: The Cryptologic Provider of Intelligence from Global High-Capacity Telecommunications Systems
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National Security Agency - Special Source Operations

Glossary: agencies

Date Created: ca.2010-01
Classification: Top Secret : COMINT
Distribution: NOFORN

Glossary: classification and distribution codes.

Genre: Presentation slides, .PDF , 7 p.

Journalist(s): Barton Gellman : Ashkan Soltani : Andrea Peterson
Originating Media Outlet: The Washington Post
Date Published: 2013-11-04
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Communications Target: Domestic communications

Glossary: surveillance programs.

Description: This document is a series of presentation slides created by the NSA's Special Source Operations. It describes the MUSCULAR program, a program administered by GCHQ that collects the internet "cloud" traffic of Yahoo and Google from an interception point on British territory. It also describes the sources of intelligence from the President's Daily Brief, the premier U.S. intelligence product, drawn from all sources of the 16 intelligence agancies and available only to the president and a small number of his closest personal advisers.