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Re: [infowar.de] NSA wollte schon vor 9/11 an die Telefondaten
Ist "Project Groundbreaker" etwas komplett anderes als "Pioneer
Es scheint tatsächtlich so zu sein. Hier sind die Scans der Dokumente aus
2 July 2006. Thanks to Slashdot for pointing to Bloomberg report.
AT&T has a GEMS system called Global Enterprise Management System; it is
not clear whether this is the same GEMS cited in the court filing.
NSA describes Groundbreaker
Excerpt from a 38-page amended complaint in Mayer v. Verizon et al,
Southern District of New York, Docket No. 16, filed June 23, 2006, entered
June 27, 2006:
[Amended Complaint, pages 24-27.]
Defendant ATT's Construction of a Call Monitoring Center
for the Exclusive Use of the NSA.
81. Within eleven (11) days of the onset of the Bush administration, and
at least seven (7) months prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001,
defendant ATT began development of a center for monitoring long distance
calls and internet transmissions and other digital information for the
exclusive use of the NSA.
82. The center was put into development by ATT following a proposal by the
NSA for the construction and development of a network operations center
identical to ATT's own network operations center located in Bedminster,
New Jersey for the exclusive use of the NSA.
83. The NSA proposal was accepted by the ATT sales division and referred
to ATT Solutions, an ATT project development division situated in Florham
Park, New Jersey.
84. The NSA proposal sought construction of a duplicate ATT Network
Operations Center for the exclusive use of the NSA with the capacity to
monitor all calls and internet traffic placed on the ATT long distance
network, as well as ATT's wide area, fiber optic, T-1, T-3, T-5 and high
speed data networks.
85. Such a data center would also enable the NSA to tap into any call
placed on the ATT network and to monitor the contents of all digital
information transmitted over the ATT network.
86. The project was described in the ATT sales division documents as
calling for the construction of a facility to store and retain data
gathered by the NSA from its domestic and foreign intelligence operations
but was to be in actuality a duplicate ATT Network Operations Center for
the use and possession of the NSA that would give the NSA direct,
unlimited, unrestricted and unfettered access to all call information and
internet and digital traffic on ATT's long distance networks.
87. Said data center would enable the NSA to tap into any phone line and
to monitor any digital transfer of information on ATT's networks including
voice telephone calls, facsimile transmission and all internet traffic.
88. Such project was in development not later than February 1, 2001,
within eleven (11) days of the onset of the Bush Administration.
89. The NSA program was initially conceived at least one year prior to
2001 but had been called off; it was reinstated within 11 days of the
entry into office of defendant George W. Bush.
90. The NSA program was code-named Pioneer-Groundbreaker and was also
known at ATT Solutions division as GEMS (Groundbreaker Enterprise System).
91. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) was one of the
parties working with ATT and the NSA to develop the monitoring center and
IBM personnel participated in meetings with ATT and NSA officials in the
development of the monitoring center.
92. Among the purposes of the Pioneer-Groundbreaker project was the
storing and monitoring of all phone call information coming across ATT's
networks; by means of this program NSA sought to duplicate all of the
phone call information that came across ATT's networks for real time,
contemporaneous analysis or, alternately, for downloading and later use by
93. The proposed project was to be a storage entity modeled on ATT's
network operations center in Bedminster, New Jersey, and would have the
capability to monitor all data and traffic that came across ATT lines,
including ATT traffic and traffic originating from other carriers that
used ATT lines or that sent calls to ATT customers.
94. The NSA was seeking to duplicate the ATT network operations center and
sought by means of the Pioneer-Groundbreaker program the ability to
monitor all traffic coming across ATT's network.
95. The contact list for the Pioneer-Groundbreaker project consisted of a
minimum of 35 ATT employees dedicated in whole or in part to the
96. An ATT Solutions logbook reviewed by counsel confirms the
Pioneer-Groundbreaker project start date of February 1, 2001.
97. The ATT Solutions logbook confirms the dates and transmissions of
copies of ATT, IBM and NSA e-mails setting forth the existence of the
Pioneer-Groundbreaker program; said e-mails remain in the custody,
possession and control of ATT, IBM and NSA.
98. Said logbook was maintained pursuant to ATT Solutions policy in the
regular course of business by telecom engineers at ATT Solutions.
99. Counsel have been informed of the foregoing information by several
informants who had direct knowledge or who have received direct admissions
by ATT personnel as to the foregoing facts.
100. ATT has not denied any of the allegations in the media disclosures of
May 11, 2006.
101. Accordingly, defendant carrier ATT was engaged in active and knowing
participation and conspiracy to violate 18 U.S.C. 2702, et seq., in
concert with the United States not later than February 1, 2001.
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