Re: [ISN] White House asks companies for help with new government computer network

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 04:44:02 PDT

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    Forwarded from: Robert G. Ferrell <rferrellat_private>
    > After one day on the job, the president's cyberspace security
    > adviser asked computer companies Wednesday to help design a new
    > secure telecommunications network for government use.
    > Richard Clarke said he wants the network, called GOVNET, to be
    > separate from the Internet to keep it safe from hackers or
    > terrorists.
    > Government agencies would use GOVNET for voice and data
    > communications
    Hmm.  Why not ask DARPA and the NSF?  I seem to recall them having
    some experience in this area (OK, maybe not the 'secure' part)...
    Robert G. Ferrell
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