SSO Collection Optimization Overview

Title

SSO Collection Optimization Overview

Subject

Email Address Books

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.

Creator

National Security Agency - Special Source Operations

Publisher

The Washington Post

Relation

Snowden

Language

en

Date:Created

2013-01-07

Source:Classification

TOP SECRET, SI-GAMMA, TALENT KEYHOLE, ORCON, PROPIN, RELIDO, REL TO USA, FVEY

Source:Redactions

None

Report:Creator

Ashkan Soltani

NumPages

4

CreatorOffice

NSA

Date:Leaked

2013-10-14

Distribution

5VEY

Surveillance Programs

MARINA ; PINWALE ; PRESSUREWAVE ; MAINWAY ; SCISSORS ; XKEYSCORE ; FALLOUT ; YELLOWSTONE

Collection

Citation

National Security Agency - Special Source Operations, “SSO Collection Optimization Overview,” Snowden Archive, accessed July 4, 2022, https://grid.glendon.yorku.ca/items/show/159.

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