Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft
APRIL 19, 1999
DOD leaders mull Internet disconnect
BY BOB BREWIN (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND DANIEL VERTON (email@example.com)
Hammered by relentless hacker attacks against its unclassified network for years, the Defense Department may back away from using the Internet, which it invented, in favor of relying on intranet enclaves, according to a top Army official.
Lt. Gen. William Campbell, Army director of information systems for command, control and communications, who last year ordered all Army World Wide Web sites shut down pending a security review of their contents, said last week that all military networks connected to the Internet are "inherently vulnerable.... We don't have a prayer or a hope of defending ourselves unless we move large portions of the '.mil' [domain] onto a protected network" such as an intranet not connected to the Internet.