The release of the FBI’s surveillance programs budget for 2010 has revealed some pretty interesting new programs, one of which fall under the “awesome code name” category.
The budget shows that the FBI is in the process of developing a new “Advanced Electronic Surveillance” program, which is funded at $233.9 million in 2010. It will have 133 employees, 15 of whom are agents.
Along with this, another program named “Going Dark,” will provide support to the electronic surveillance program by collecting intelligence and evidence. “The term 'Going Dark' does not refer to a specific capability, but is a program name for the part of the FBI, Operational Technology Division's (OTD) lawful interception program which is shared with other law enforcement agencies,” stated an FBI spokesman.