With the tragic events of 9-11, the ensuing anthrax spread, and the war on terrorism DoD and Government are faced with an ever increasing new threat-Cyber Terror. While terrorists’ plans have traditionally involved physical attacks, DoD’s increasing reliance on a highly interconnected information grid translates into a growing possibility that terrorists could elect to employ computer network attacks. As the Internet has expanded and DoD’s reliance on it increased, protests and political activism have entered a new realm. Political activism on the Internet has already generated a wide range of activity, from using E-mail and Web sites to organize, to Web page defacements and denial-of-service attacks. This edition of the IAnewsletter features two articles which address this evolving threat.
– DoD IA Acquisition Initiatives
– PACOM TCCC Update
– Building the LE/CI COP
– Biometrics & Smart Card Integration