I tripped onto this site today while looking for an NSA spying timeline and found other pieces to the NSA Surveillance pie: PERFECT CITIZEN & RIOT
At the time, I was unaware that the DKos team has produced a Warrantless Eavesdropping Timeline. Great work!
For those interested in researching, I highly recommend dropping into the Big Brother Media Articles Excerpts of Key Big Brother Media Articles from Major Media
It's a treasure trove, one stop shop of NSA, Homeland Security, TSA, and other government internet intrusion programs that have preceded, and/or are probably connected to, PRISM. It goes back for years!
I was interested in PRISM's timeline because I had also tripped onto information about another NSA project called PERFECT CITIZEN.
Documents recently obtained by privacy advocacy group the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) provide new details on a secret and provocatively-named National Security Agency effort to improve cybersecurity at U.S. critical infrastructure sites.PERFECT CITIZEN is designed to spot unusual activity in databases of infrastructure companies. Well, yes, securing our power grid is a good thing.
Buy why is it called PERFECT CITIZEN and not SAVE OUR POWER or something related to utilities?
The documents, released pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA ) request by EPIC, are heavily censored: More than half of the 188 pages have been deleted for numerous reasons, and others redacted.What analysts found most unnerving about Perfect Citizen is how it works.
The remaining pages indicated that NSA contracted with Raytheon in a deal capped at $91 million to help run Perfect Citizen, which is in the fourth year of a five-year contract period.
The surveillance .... would rely on a set of sensors deployed IN computer networksIsn't it the "sensors deployed IN computer networks" that is so alarming about PRISM?
What if we are chasing down the wrong acronym? Or that PRISM is just one acronym in the puzzle that will be the whole spying program consisting of many acronyms?
However, when the WSJ gained access to internal emails from Raytheon Corp., the contractor awarded the secret contract worth up to $100 million according to sources familiar with Perfect Citizen (though the documents seem to indicate the contract is worth up to around $90 million), it was revealed that Raytheon didn’t see it as such.These systems don't just pop up because of an attack on our nation, imo. A great deal of planning goes into these programs BEFORE a line of code is written. I suspect that Reagan tipped us off with his Star Wars speech. Isn't it possible that the NSA/DoD surveilance systems were co-developed with other satellite programs?
One email stated, “Perfect Citizen is Big Brother.”
Unsurprisingly, Raytheon refused to comment on the find.
Whatever, surveillance has been developed and is operating and about to make a huge leap in 2014 with the completion of the huge NSA data centers.
NSA, Raytheon, RIOT, and William Lynn
We are all aware now that NSA falls under the DoD.
I wasn't aware that Raytheon seems to be a key player in developing computer information intercept programs. Raytheon developed PERFECT CITIZEN (how Orwellian)
Some might remember that, contrary to his promise to NOT appoint lobbyists; however, Obama appointed Raytheon lobbyist William Lynn to DoD.
PERFECT CITIZEN and PRISM seem to go hand in hand.
But there is one more piece of the puzzle provided by Raytheon!
A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an "extreme-scale analytics" system created by Raytheon, the world's fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.Do take four minutes to watch the video created BY Raytheon. It's freaking jaw dropping.
There are hundreds of vendors working on the US Spy Network. But Raytheon is standing out in my brief research.
So I decided to search for Raytheon PRISM and found this article.
For a fun ACRONYM TRIP, read through this Raytheon article:
So many spy acronyms, so little time.
The Big Brother website helps to manage our research time by maintaining a list-by-date record of news articles about Spying On America.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg? Good grief.
Did you know that, in addition to the 1,000,000 square foot $Billion dollar spy center in Utah, there is another $Billion data center breaking ground in Maryland, too. That's a pricey back up system!
But it would be foolish to depend on JUST technology to track us, wouldn't it.
Homeland Security has this covered.
Have you volunteered to join Citizen Corps yet?
Or perhaps you would prefer to volunteer for the FBI's Infragard?
For you CSI fans, you might prefer to be a Volunteer Police Officer?