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Re: $400 million network upgrade for the Pentagon

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Wed Aug 14 11:44:33 2002

In general:

	Things work far better on TV than in real life.
	This includes James Bond toys.

	Standoff distance is your friend; for both electromagnetic
	radiation and 0.5mv^2 from fertilizer and fuel oil.

The second is so much the case that I knew of a major secure
installation that had a blanket TEMPEST waiver; i.e. machines
radiating were not a threat. Why? They had a minimum one mile
standoff distance between the outer fence{s} from public roads/land
and the inner buildings where the classified work took place. And
the few visitors inside the compound were controlled such that
there was no chance they'd wander in with a van of receivers.

I think it safe to say the Pentagon has many precautions of this
nature in place. Tried to park next to the building recently ;-?

A host is a host from coast to
& no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX
Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433

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