Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Data Network.
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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In May 1983, the Defense Science Board established a new Task Force to review, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning the continuing evolution of the Defense Data Network Program. Since that time, the DDN Task Force addressed a number of issues that have arisen as the Program has gained momentum, achieved new status, and encountered a number of plaguing problems. This report provides the observations and recommendations generated by that review. The most significant concern of the Task Force surrounds the DDN Security Architecture and the evolution of security may well be one of the most critical challenges facing DoD. DDN, as a global common-user data communications network, will be subject to this challenge as much as, if not more, than any other system. The Task Force has therefore recommended that major emphasis be placed on the DDN Security Architecture, a detailed security plan and on establishing an independent group to periodically review and assess the progress of the DDN and other relevant security programs in this area.
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