Thursday, January 29, 2009

Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration Project

New software would unite Defense networks
New software being tested by U.S. Central Command would enable military computers for the first time ever to be connected at the same time to both classified and unclassified networks -- including the public Internet.

Officials say the technology, if it proves secure, could save more than $200 million for CENTCOM and eliminate the need to use work-arounds like thumb drives to move data between networks containing different levels of classified information.

Even in the Defense Dept., $200 million is a lot of money. And it sounds more secure than thumb drives, which are so easy to duplicate/steal/lose.

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