SIDToday Real-Time Regional Gateway Overview
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DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) New RT-RG Overview Video Available on NSANet FROM: Corporate Communications, Meade Operations Center (F74) Run Date: 07/30/2008 (U//FOUO) If you have heard of the Real-Time Regional Gateway (RT-RG) initiative and want to learn more about it, you are in luck! The Meade Operations Center Dragon TAMERS have created a 10-minute overview video that is available on your desktop. The video outlines RT-RG's goals, capabilities, and benefits. It was created in response to the intense community-wide interest in the RT-RG tool suite and high demand for briefings and demonstrations of the tools and their application. (U//FOUO) Now personnel throughout the Enterprise can access this information at their convenience, and refer back to it as needed. The video can also serve as a preparation for NETA2014 ("RT-RG Tool Suite for GSM Analysis"), to help students gain a context for what they will learn in class. (U//FOUO) For those who require more in-depth knowledge, the Dragon TAMERS have training videos for several of the RT-RG tools (GEO-T, Goldminer, SharkFinn, and SORTINGLEAD). These videos can provide review and reinforcement following NETA-2014, or serve as initial training on the tool suite. (U) A Brief Summary (S//REL) RT-RG, formerly called RT-10, is a suite of tools that provides the forward-deployed analyst access to near-real-time metadata and reporting to better support the tactical customer. The tools are web-based for easy access, employ the "find-fix-finish" concept of honing in on a target, and are exponentially faster than traditional analytic tools, enabling expeditionary cryptologists to provide useful products to the customer within a commander's decision cycle. The Dragon TAMERS team is an operational test bed for RT-RG tools, providing valuable feedback to the software developers and training analysts throughout the Enterprise in their use. (U) Recent Initiatives (S//SI//REL) RT-RG is now operational in Afghanistan. VOICESAIL and GSM collection is getting into both theatres' servers, and developers are currently working on models to include push-to-talk radio collection in the Afghanistan system. (TS//SI//REL) Additional tools have been developed, and improvements have been made to existing tools -- e.g., SORTINGLEAD has increased functionality for DTMF (dual-tone multiple frequency) analysis. (S//SI//REL) VoiceRT* upgrades include DTMF tipping, automatic tipping of specified terms of interest, and speaker identification, which will soon be able to find new voice cuts for a target that match the target's past recordings. (U) RT-RG training has been formalized in NETA-2014, and students will receive National Cryptologic School credit for completing this course. (U//FOUO) To watch the RT-RG overview or any of the training videos , click here or type "go dragontamers" in your web browser. (If you have trouble accessing these links, click on RTRG Overview Video .) (S//SI//REL) For previous SID today reporting on RT-RG and the Dragon TAMERS, see How Does the MOC Contribute to RT10? .
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