I think the NSA reads Orwell for inspiration when devising code names. Code names should be random and never have anything to do with the project they are protecting. But I digress . . . .
The NSA is deploying censors on critical infrastructure networks for threat monitoring. Other than to avoid oversight and be more intrusive than is probably required, why it is the NSA doing the monitoring instead of DHS or one of a myriad of other domestic law enforcement agencies? It’s not that monitoring critical infrastructure is a bad idea (it’s not), and not that it can’t be done without respect citizen privacy (it can), there needs to be oversight.
Read a summary here.
Read the actual government documents disclosed to EPIC via a FOIA here.