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[FYI] Online Security Is Pentagon's Latest Battle


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                  Online Security Is Pentagon's Latest Battle

                  By John Schwartz
                  Washington Post Staff Writer
                  Wednesday, June 2, 1999; Page A2 

                  The Department of Defense announced yesterday that
                  it was briefly pulling its computers off the
                  Internet to upgrade security by installing hardier
                  "firewall" protection between computer systems that
                  are accessible to the outside world and those that
                  should not be.

                  Noting the recent spate of hacker attacks on
                  government Web sites, Pentagon spokesman Kenneth
                  Bacon said the upgrade is part of a long-term
                  computer security effort: "This is much more
                  protective than reactive."


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