AURORAGOLD project overview (2011)
Dec. 4 2014 — 11:42a.m.
SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (U//FOUO) AURORAGOLD (S//SI//REL) Project Overview: The mission of the AURORAGOLD (AG) project is to maintain data about international GSM/UMTS networks for the Wireless Portfolio Program Office (WPMO), the Target Technology Trends Center (T3C/SSG4), and their customers. Analysis of this data supports: a) An understanding of the current state, b) Trending, or time-series analysis, from the past through to the future, and c) Forecasting of the evolution of global GSM/UMTS-based networks. This analysis and developmental activity is currently focusing only on GSM/UMTS infrastructure, voice-data convergence, UMTS technology migration, and UMTS technology deployments. Coincident beneficiaries of this mission are, among others, other NSA SIGDEV elements, protocol exploitation elements, and Five-Eyes Partner SIGDEV organizations. (C//REL) Alignment: Supports NSA’s and SID’s imperative to “Know the Future.” (C//REL) Sponsors: WPMO/S3W (C//REL) Customers: WPMO/S3W; T3C/SSG4; Various S3 collections organizations; numerous IC organizations (C//REL) Architecture and Infrastructure: Custom-built application based on OZONE framework, using GOLDENCARRIAGE corporate servers for all application and data storage SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL
SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (U//FOUO) AURORAGOLD (S//SI//REL) Corpus: Will contain: • Unclassified: Complete replica of Informa Telecoms and Media’s World Cellular Information Service (WCIS) queryable database to eventually compare data against that collected from SIGINT • Classified: SIGINT-collected IR.21 (International Roaming agreements) documents from around the world, parsed of their information, analyzed, and giving users the ability to trend this information over time (time-series analysis). In addition, e-mail selectors from within IR.21s and from SIGINT metadata captured, analyzed and managed back into the SIGINT system for enhanced collection (C//REL) Content: • Portion of the WCIS data available via NSANet GUI; remainder to be completed within 2-3 months • Currently, Phase 1 contains a small database of worldwide wireless networks being compared against IR.21s from SIGINT to establish our “baseline” (C//REL) Capabilities: • Soon, complete WCIS repository to be copied to NSANet for querying by all NSA and 2P Partners • Later, agile querying through entire IR.21 and WCIS databases, with capability to perform timeseries analysis via visualization application SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL
CONFIDENTIAL//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (U//FOUO) AURORAGOLD Repository License Spectrum Network Features Handsets & Devices Networks & Suppliers License Network Coverage CONFIDENTIAL//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL
CONFIDENTIAL//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (U//FOUO) AURORAGOLD (C//REL) Demonstration Script • (Only capability currently available is basic querying against small portion of WCIS database) • Go to • Click on any of the brown boxes • Select your search criteria • Select your query result criteria • Click “Submit” • View the results CONFIDENTIAL//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL