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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:08 AM
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When Bush said 'internets' he knew of plans for new military internet
Pentagon Envisioning a Costly Internet for War
Saturday, November 13

The Pentagon is building its own Internet, the military's world wide web for the wars of the future.

>>>>>The Pentagon calls the secure network the Global Information Grid, or GIG. Conceived six years ago, its first connections were laid six weeks ago. It may take two decades and hundreds of billions of dollars to build the new war net and its components.

>>>>"This is sort of like Star Wars, where the policy was, 'Let's go out and build this system,' and technology lagged far behind,'' he said. "There's nothing wrong with having ambitious goals. You just need to temper them with physics and reality."

>>>>>Every member of the military would have "a picture of the battle space, a God's-eye view," he said. "And that's real power."

>>>>>Military contractors - and information-technology creators not usually associated with weapons systems - formed a consortium to develop the war net on Sept. 28. The group includes an A-list of military contractors and technology powerhouses: Boeing; Cisco Systems; Factiva, a joint venture of Dow Jones and Reuters; General Dynamics; Hewlett-Packard; Honeywell; I.B.M.; Lockheed Martin; Microsoft; Northrop Grumman; Oracle; Raytheon; and Sun Microsystems. They are working to weave weapons, intelligence and communications into a seamless web.

full NYT article:
http://www.intl-news.com/modules.php?name=News&file=art...
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NC_Nate Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:20 AM
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1. Would add to...
one of his many excuses... :eyes:

"No mistakes here folks, move right along"
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UL_Approved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:37 AM
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2. EVA
This is the computerized system out of Command and Conquer. They would incorporate some sort of radar into units and rely on satellite intelligence real time for a video-game like approach. This would allow our troops greater mobility and ground-level intelligence. Abuse of this system would come through unmanned weapons systems being directly controlled through the White House and the Pentagon. Tampering in this network would be a real issue as well. Breaking cryptographic communications would give the enemy access to ALL our intelligence in real time as well. One thing is fairly certain, this would alleviate friendly fire in many instances.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:12 AM
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3. Not to worry

This time they WILL use GOSSIP as the standard transmission
protocol and nothing, but nothing, will work.

Just like they tried to do last time. Even after TCP/IP was the
accepted standard.

Probably will insist that all protocol stacks be written in ADA, too.

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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:06 AM
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4. LOL - I liked all protocol stacks written in ADA!
:-)
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michaelwb Donating Member (285 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:28 AM
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5. Updated
So an updated dARPAnet, not such big news.
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