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Proceedings of the Seminar on the DoD Computer Security Initiative Program (2nd), National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, January 15-17, 1980.

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This is the second in a series of seminars to acquaint computer system developers and users with the status of trusted ADP system developments within the Department of Defense and current planning for the integrity evaluation of commercial implementations of similar systems. This seminar will go into more detail both on the technical experiences of the DoD research efforts in this area and the implications of trusted systems on the use of computers. Following the first day of topics of general interest the seminar will divide into two parallel sessions. The technical session, intended for operating system developers and sophisticated computer science technical experts, will provide a detailed analysis of the Trusted Computing Base concept which is the emerging generalized basis upon which high integrity operating systems may be evaluated, followed by discussions by the principal designers of the major DoD trusted system developments relating their systems to the Trusted Computing Base Concept. The non-technical session will provide indepth discussion of policy issues as they apply to multilevel secure computer systems, an analysis of applications of such systems within the DoD and beyond, and a not-so-technical review of the Trusted Computing Base concepts. The Trusted Computing Base concept being introduced at this seminar is a first draft specification against which the integrity of computer systems may be evaluated. This draft specification is the result of much interaction within the DoD community and is being introduced here to obtain reactions from industry and other users.

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  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

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