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  1. ACCORDIAN - Type 1 Cryptographic algorithm used in a number of crypto products
  2. AGILITY - NSA internet information tool or database
  3. AGILEVIEW - NSA internet information tool or database
  4. ALPHA - SIGINT Exchange Designator for Great Britain
  5. ANCHORY - NSA software system which provides web access to textual intelligence documents
  6. AUTOSOURCE - NSA tool or database
  7. AQUACADE - A class of SIGINT spy satellites (formerly RHYOLITE)
  8. ASSOCIATION - NSA tool or database
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  10. BANYAN - NSA tool or database
  11. BATON - Type 1 Block cipher algorithm, used with many crypto products
  12. BELLTOPPER - NSA database *
  13. BELLVIEW -
  14. BINOCULAR - Former NSA intelligence dissemination tool
  15. BLACKPEARL - NSA tool or database
  16. BLARNEY - NSA internet and telephony network collection program
  17. BOUNDLESSINFORMANT - DNI and DNR data visualization tool
  18. BYEMAN (BYE) - Retired control system for overhead collection systems (1961-2005)
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  20. CADENCE - NSA collection tasking tool or database
  21. CANYON - Class of COMINT spy satellites (1968-1977)
  22. CANNON LIGHT - Counterintelligence database of the US Army
  23. CHESS - Compartment of TALENT KEYHOLE for the U-2 spy plane
  24. CORDOBA - Type 2 Cryptographic algorithm used in a number of NSA-developed crypto chips
  25. CONFIRM - NSA database for personell access
  26. CONTRAOCTAVE - NSA tool or database
  27. CONVEYANCE - A voice content ingest processor?
  28. CORONA - A series of photographic surveillance satellites (1959-1972)
  29. COURIERSKILL - NSA Collection mission system
  30. CREST - Database which automatically translates foreign language intercepts in English *
  31. CULTWEAVE - Smaller size SIGINT database *
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  33. DELTA - Compartment for COMINT material from intercepts of Soviet military operations
  34. DIKTER - SIGINT Exchange Designator for Norway
  35. DINAR - Predecessor of the UMBRA compartment for COMINT
  36. DISHFIRE - NSA internet information tool or database
  37. DRUID - SIGINT Exchange Designator for third party countries
  38. DYNAMO - SIGINT Exchange Designator for Denmark
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  40. ECHELON - A SIGINT collection network run by Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States
  41. ECHO - SIGINT Exchange Designator for Australia
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  43. FAIRVIEW - NSA internet and telephony network collection program
  44. FALLOUT - DNI metadata ingest processor
  45. FIREFLY - NSA-developed key generation scheme, used for exchanging EKMS public keys
  46. FISHBOWL - NSA program for securing commercial smartphones
  47. FOREMAN -
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  49. GAMMA (G) - Compartment for highly sensitive communication intercepts
  50. GAMUT - NSA collection tasking tool or database
  51. GLOBAL BROKER - NSA tool or database
  52.  
  53. HAVE BLUE - Development program of the F-117A Stealth fighter-bomber
  54. HAVE QUICK (HQ) - Frequency-hopping system used to protect military UHF radio traffic
  55. HERCULES - CIA terrorism database
  56. HIGHTIDE - NSA tool or database
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  58. INDIA - SIGINT Exchange Designator for New Zealand
  59. INTRUDER - Series of ELINT and COMINT spy satellites (since 2009)
  60. ISHTAR - SIGINT Exchange Designator for Japan
  61. IVY BELLS - NSA, CIA and Navy operation to place wire taps on Soviet underwater communication cables
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  63. JEROBOAM - Another name used for the TRUMPET spy satellites
  64. JUGGERNAUT - Picks up all signals from mobile networks *
  65. JUMPSEAT - Class of SIGINT reconnaissance satellites (1971-1983)
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  67. KEA - Asymmetric-key Type 2 algorithm used in products like Fortezza, Fortezza Plus
  68. KLONDIKE (KDK) - Control system for sensitive geospatial intelligence
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  70. LOPERS - Software application for Public Switched Telephone Networks *
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  72. MAGIC LANTERN - A keystroke logging software developed by the FBI
  73. MAGNUM - Series of SIGINT spy satellites (since 1985)
  74. MAILORDER -
  75. MAIN CORE - Federal database of personal and financial data of suspicious US citizens
  76. MAINWAY - NSA database of bulk phone metadata
  77. MARINA - NSA database of bulk internet metadata
  78. MENTOR - Class of SIGINT spy satellites (since 1995)
  79. MESSIAH - NSA automated message handling system
  80. METTLESOME - NSA Collection mission system
  81. MINARET - A sister project to Project SHAMROCK (1967-1973)
  82. MOONLIGHTPATH - An NSA collection program *
  83. MORAY - Retired compartment for the least sensitive COMINT material
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  85. NUCLEON - Database for contents of phone calls
  86.  
  87. OAKSTAR - NSA internet and telephony network collection program
  88. OCEANARIUM - Database for SIGINT from NSA and intelligence sharing partners around the world *
  89. OCELOT - Probably a NSA program for collection from internet and telephony networks
  90. OCTAVE - NSA tool for telephone network tasking
  91. OCTSKYWARD - NSA tool or database
  92. OSCAR - SIGINT Exchange Designator for the USA
  93. OXCART - The Lockheed A-12 program (better known as SR-71)
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  95. PADSTONE - Type 1 Cryptographic algorithm used in products like Cypris, Windster and Indictor
  96. PATHFINDER - SIGINT analysis tool (made by SAIC)
  97. PINWALE - Database for recorded signals intercepts/internet content
  98. PLUS - NSA SIGINT production feedback program *
  99. PRISM - NSA collection program for foreign internet data
  100. PROTON - Smaller size SIGINT database
  101. PURPLE - Codename for a Japanese diplomatic cryptosystem during WWII
  102. PUZZLECUBE - NSA tool or database
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  104. RAGTIME (RT) - Codeword for four NSA surveillance programs
  105. RENOIR - NSA telephone network visualization tool
  106. RESERVE (RSV) - Control system for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  107. RICHTER - SIGINT Exchange Designator for Germany
  108. RUFF - Compartment of TALENT KEYHOLE for IMINT satellites
  109. RHYOLITE - Class of SIGINT spy satellites (in 1975 changed to AQUACADE)
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  111. SABRE - Retired(?) SIGINT product codeword
  112. SAVILLE - Narrow band voice encryption used for radio and telephone communication
  113. SCORPIOFORE -
  114. SHARKFIN - Sweeps up all-source communications intelligence at high speed and volumes *
  115. SEMESTER - NSA SIGINT reporting tool
  116. SENTINEL - NSA database security filter*
  117. SETTEE - SIGINT Exchange Designator for South Korea
  118. SHAMROCK - Operation for intercepting telegraphic data going in or out the US (1945-1975)
  119. SHELLTRUMPET - NSA metadata processing program *
  120. SIGSALY - The first secure voice system from World War II
  121. SILKWORTH - A software program used for the ECHELON system
  122. SIRE - A software program used for the ECHELON system
  123. SKIPJACK - Type 2 Block cipher algorithms used in products like Fortezza, and the Clipper Chip
  124. SKYWRITER - NSA internet intelligence reporting tool
  125. SOLIS - SIGINT product databases *
  126. SPHINX - Counterintelligence database of the Defense Intelligence Agency
  127. SPINNERET - an NSA operational branche? *
  128. SPOKE - Retired compartment for less sensitive COMINT material
  129. STELLARWIND (STLW) - SCI compartment for the President's Surveillance Program information
  130. STONE GHOST - DIA classified network for information exchange with UK, Canada and Australia
  131. STORMBREW - NSA internet and telephony network collection program
  132. STUMPCURSOR - Foreign computer accessing program of the NSA's Tailored Access Operations
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  134. TALENT KEYHOLE (TK) - Control system for space-based collection platforms
  135. TALK QUICK - An interim secure voice system created to satisfy urgent requirements imposed by conditions to Southeast Asia. Function was absorbed by AUTOSEVOCOM
  136. TAPERLAY - covername for Global Numbering Data Base (GNDB)?
  137. TAROTCARD - NSA tool or database
  138. TEMPEST - Investigations and studies of compromising electronic emanations
  139. THINTREAD - NSA program for wiretapping and sophisticated analysis of the resulting data
  140. TRACFIN - NSA Database
  141. TRAFFICTHIEF - Part of the TURBULENCE and the PRISM programs
  142. TRAILBLAZER - NSA Program to analyze data carried on communications networks
  143. TREASUREMAP - NSA internet content visualization tool
  144. TRIBUTARY - NSA provided voice threat warning network
  145. TRINE - Predecessor of the UMBRA compartment for COMINT
  146. TRUMPET - Series of ELINT reconnaissance satellites (1994-2008)
  147. TUNINGFORK - NSA tool or database
  148. TURBULENCE - NSA Program to detect threats in cyberspace (2005- )
  149. TURMOIL - Part of the TURBULENCE program *
  150. TUSKATTIRE - DNR (telephony) ingest processor
  151. TUTELAGE - Part of the TURBULENCE program *
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  153. ULTRA - COMINT from decryption of high-level Nazi ciphers, like the Enigma machine
  154. UMBRA - Retired compartment for the most sensitive COMINT material
  155. UNIFORM - SIGINT Exchange Designator for Canada
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  157. VORTEX - Class of SIGINT spy satellites (1978-1989)
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  159. WALBURN - High-speed link encryption, used in various encryption products
  160. WEALTHYCLUSTER - Program to hunt down tips on terrorists in cyberspace (2002- ) *
  161. WEBCANDID - NSA tool or database
  162. WEASEL - Type 1 Cryptographic algorithm used in SafeXcel-3340
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  164. XCONCORD - Program for finding key words in foreign language documents
  165. XKEYSCORE (XKS) - Program for analysing SIGINT traffic
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  167. ZARF - Compartment of TALENT KEYHOLE for ELINT satellites
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