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RE: $400 million network upgrade for the Pentagon
- From: Brad Knowles
- Date: Wed Aug 14 19:31:19 2002
At 1:09 PM -0700 2002/08/14, Scott Granados wrote:
I'm sure that they have all sorts of methods. On the other hand,
cellphones make devilishly difficult "bugs" to eliminate, especially
the ones that are capable of automatically answering the call and
activating the microphone without any audible ring. You can't just
block all cellphones, because many people carry pagers that work on
the same frequencies, and many people carry cellphones that they
As I recall and definitely don't quote me on this:) but there are also
grids of wires in the walls which release broadspectrum noise electronic
noise for jamming small transmitters.
Oh, I don't know. There are the briefing rooms with direct links
to the whitehouse and other facilities. There's the NMCC itself, as
well as the OSD-CC (which had even tighter security than I ever saw
in the NMCC).
also strikes me that the pentagon is not going to have many interesting
conversations in there not nearly as interesting as some other locations
I won't list here.
During Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs had a regularly scheduled morning briefing every day, and it
always started right on time and occasionally ran a little over.
Since I'm sure that the Chairman still has an office in the
building, there are probably similar things that continue to occur
OTOH, there are definitely other places that probably have much
more sensitive conversations that frequently go on.
Brad Knowles, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.
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