[LINK] Bush administration wants its own internet
Fri, 12 Oct 2001 08:37:09 +1000
This one is very worrying. Do you mean to tell me that the US govt has
been running their data coms in the clear???? I don't think so. If they
are, they are as dumb as some of our outsourcing decision makers here. No
one has mentioned the outsourcing issues around this catastrophe,
either. I wonder if the Aus govt is thinking about it now? We always
pointed out that loss of control would be one of the major problems with
privatising the information services of government. Maybe they'll sit up
and take notice now.
Back to the US - isn't there mil.net still as a separate network? I'd take
bets there is.
At 08:09 AM 12/10/01 +1000, Tony Barry wrote:
>Extracted item for information.
>Source:NewsScan Daily, 11 October 2001 ("Above The Fold")
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>BUSH ADMINISTRATION WANTS ITS OWN INTERNET
>The Bush Administration, citing security concerns, has proposed a new
>Internet-like network be created to handle sensitive government
>information. The new network, dubbed GOVNET, is the brainchild of Richard
>Clarke, the newly appointed presidential adviser for Cyberspace Security.
>"Planning for this network has been going on for several months," says
>Clarke. The General Services Administration, which will play a key role in
>deploying the self-contained network, has posted a Request for Information
>on its Web site, calling on the high-tech industry to create potential
>blueprints for GOVNET. "There will be no interconnections or gateways to
>the Internet or other public or private networks," says the RFI, which also
>calls for immunity to cyber-attacks and full encryption using the standard
>recommended by the National Security Agency. (ZDNet News 11 Oct 2001)
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