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Computer firm helps military share its 'trusted' data

The security of information that the Defense Department uses internally and in battle is a growing issue that technology firms are trying to address.The nation’s military strength could depend on how much information can be shared among the armed services and with fighters in the field, and how secure that information is. In the past, the tendency has been to avoid sharing information among services due to security concerns. In addition, war-fighters in the field have not been able to search electronically for the latest and best information they want, even if that information exists. Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI), a small defense-contracting firm headquartered in northern Virginia, is tackling that information security issue. Over the course of eight years, CSCI developed a secure method for sharing information internally so successful that it is making it available to others. Full Story

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