Excerpts from the "black budget," Volume 2 "Combined Cryptologic Program"

Title

Excerpts from the "black budget," Volume 2 "Combined Cryptologic Program"

Subject

QKD - Quantum Key Distribution attacks

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.

Creator

National Security Agency

Publisher

The Washington Post

Relation

Snowden

Language

en

Date:Created

2012

Source:Classification

SI

Source:Redactions

Document is an extract from a larger report

Report:Creator

Barton Gellman

NumPages

3

CreatorOffice

NSA

Date:Leaked

2014-01-02

Distribution

5VEY

Surveillance Programs

CCP - Combined Cryptologic Program; OWN - Owning the Net; Penetrating Hard Targets

Collection

Citation

National Security Agency, “Excerpts from the "black budget," Volume 2 "Combined Cryptologic Program",” Snowden Archive, accessed January 30, 2023, https://grid.glendon.yorku.ca/items/show/808.

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