NSA Code Names Revealed

The list below current NSA (and NSA-contractor) programs (as of March 13, 2012) involved in all aspects of signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and storage.  Some are purely administrative programs, some are tools and databases associated with social network analysis, metadata analysis, and target research.  The current focus of NSA’s work seems to be the telecommunications infrastructure to include wireless, optical, electrical, and converged networks.

Current intelligence lingo associated with these programs include:

  • Dial Number Recognition (DNR)
  • Digital Network Intelligence (DNI)
  • Geospatial Metadata Analysis (GMA)
  • SIGINT Geospatial Analysis (SGA)
  • SIGINT Terminal Guidance (STG)

The Programs

AGILEVIEW:  DNI tool

AGILITY: DNI tool

AIRGAP/COZEN

AIGHANDLER: Geolocation analysis

ANCHORY/MAUI: DNI

ARCANAPUP

ARTEMIS:  Geospatial analysis

ASSOCIATION

AUTOSOURCE

BEAMER

BELLVIEW

BLACKPEARL

CADENCE/GAMUT: Collection mission system for tasking

CHALKFUN

CINEPLEX

CLOUD

COASTLINE

COMMONVIEW

CONTRAOCTAVE

CONVERGENCE

COURIERSKILL:  Collection mission system

CREEK

CREST

CROSSBONES

CPE (Content Preparation Environment):  Reporting tool

CULTWEAVE: SIGINT database

CYBERTRANS

DISHFIRE: DNI

DOUBLEARROW

DRAGONFLY:  Geolocation analysis

Enhanced WEALTHYCLUSTER (EWC)

ETHEREAL: DNI

FASCIA

FASTSCOPE

FOREMAN

GAMUT/UTT

GISTQUEUE

GJALLER:  Geospatial analysis

GLAVE

GLOBALREACH

GOLDMINER

GOLDPOINT

GOSSAMER:  Geospatial analysis

GROWLER: Geospatial analysis

HERCULES:  CIA terrorism database

HIGHTIDE/SKYWRITER:  Desktop dashboard

HOMEBASE

INFOSHARE

JOLLYROGER

KINGFISH:  Geospatial analysis

LIQUIDFIRE

MAINWAY: DNI signals navigation database

MARINA: Database

MASTERLINK: Tasking source

MASTERSHAKE

MAUI/ANCHORY

MESSIAH

METTLESOME: Collection mission system

NEWHORIZONS

NIGHTSURF

NORMALRUN/CHEWSTICK/FALLENORACLE

NUCLEON

OCTAVE: DNI/DNR tool for tasking

PATHMASTER/MAILORDER

PINWALE: DNI database

PANOPTICON

PRESENTER

PROTON:  SIGINT database

RAVENWING

RENOIR:  Visualization tool

ROADBED

SCORPIOFORE/CPE

SHARKFINN

SKOPE:  SIGINT analytical toolkit

SKYWRITER: DNI reporting tool

SNAPE

SPOTBEAM

STINGRAY:  Geospatial analysis

SURREY

TAPERLAY

TAROTCARD

TEMPTRESS: Geolocation analysis

TRACFIN

TRAILMAPPER

TREASUREMAP: DNI visualization tool

TRICKLER

TUNINGFORK/SEEKER: DNI

TURMOIL:  Collection mission system

TUSKATTIRE

TWISTEDPATH

UIS/PINWALE: DNI

UTT: DNR tool for tasking

WEALTHYCLUSTER: Collection mission system

WIRESHARK

WITCHHUNT: Geolocation analysis

XKEYSCORE: DNI collection mission system

YELLOWSTONE/SPLITGLASS

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18 responses to “NSA Code Names Revealed

  1. Interesting that ETHEREAL and WIRESHARK are, respectively, the previous and current names for a network protocol analysis tool https://www.wireshark.org/about.html

  2. The goal of terrorism is get get a gov’t to react and clamp down on it’s own constituents. It seems that goal is being met…

  3. So now they are using Tarot Cards and Hunting Witches???
    They have so many spy programs that one is left to wonder in how many different ways the NSA backs up all Americans’ data. Perhaps they could be nice enough to provide us copies when our computers crash?

    I’m very troubled by this….

  4. Is one of those programs to watch all the other programs?

  5. @ Quatsch:

    Skynet…

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  14. NSA, yet another violation of our rights. The gov’t constantly violates our rights.
    They violate the 1st Amendment by caging protesters and banning books like “America Deceived II”.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by allowing TSA to grope you.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars.
    Impeach Obama.
    Last link of “America Deceived II” before it is completely banned:

  15. The brave new world is turned into a frightening paranoid existence for many people. The days of safe and secure governments looking after the common interests of their people are gone, the globalisation is almost complete, all that is needed is the last few shreds of freedom to be removed and the micro chips and bar codes placed on the population. Any dissent will see people disappearing and the FEMA camps will soon be full when the next outrage is visited on the population in the form of some sort of pandemic or contamination event. Food stocks are being warehoused by the government, ammo sales as we know have soared and military and police equipment is popping up all over the CONUS ready in their pre-deployment start lines.

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