Overview#VAO is an Abbreviation for Virtual Private Network Attack Orchestrator.
VAO has existed in various configurations since 2003. Originally developed as a standalone application by the Network Security Products branch, the later became a key crypt application integrated with corporate collection frameworks such as WC2 and TURMOIL.
As of 2006, the Heritage VAO, as it is now known, was stood up inside of a JBoss server. In November 2008, a new development effort was stood up in order to increase the throughput and stability of the VAO. The new VAO system, under the cover term POISONNUT, has a major development milestone scheduled for September 2009.