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NetWare 5.0 now shipping

Novell Inc. this month started shipping the latest version of its network operating system, which is designed to connect networks directly to the Internet and other Internet Protocol-based networks.

NetWare 5 is compatible with earlier versions of NetWare, which use Novell's Internet Packet Exchange and Sequenced Packet Exchange protocols. The new release also features Novell Directory Services, which is based on Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Version 3.

NetWare 5.0 will be available on the General Services Administration schedule and other contracts that currently sell NetWare, including Navy PC LAN+ and the Air Force Unified Local-Area Network Architecture II contracts.


Secure Computing snares Army BPA

Secure Computing Corp. last week announced its Sidewinder firewall is available on the Army's Boundary Security Device blanket purchase agreement through Litton/PRC Inc. The Sidewinder firewall will be one of the 500 firewalls included under this BPA.

Secure Computing recently announced that the Air Force will purchase 50 Sidewinders, and the Army already has fielded the product at locations such as the Pentagon, the Army Reserve Command and the Army Space Command.

The BPA was awarded by the Army's Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to provide firewalls to the Defense Department from July 1998 through September 2000.


USI gets DOD approval

The Defense Department has certified Universal Systems Inc.'s e.Power product as complying with its standards for electronic recordkeeping, the company announced Sept. 22. The software incorporates ForeMost records management software from Provenance Systems with workflow and document management software to automate the cataloging of digital records.

Mark Scheffel, USI's vice president for product strategy and development, said e.Power is the only DOD-approved recordkeeping package to incorporate directly into its software an automated process for managing records.


Honeycutt joins NSTAC

Van Honeycutt, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Computer Sciences Corp., has been appointed chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

Defense Secretary William Cohen announced President Clinton's decision to appoint Honeycutt in a ceremony this month. The NSTAC was created in 1982 to advise the president and the executive branch on national security and telecommunications matters.

Honeycutt, a member of the NSTAC since April 1995, is the first executive from an information technology company to head the NSTAC. He succeeds Charles Lee, chairman and CEO of GTE Corp.

Issues that have been addressed by the NSTAC include the Year 2000 problem, Internet and telecommunications outages, security and crime in cyberspace, and R&D exchanges.

The NSTAC has about 30 members and meets once every nine to 12 months in Washington, D.C. Honeycutt's term will last through two meetings.


Data Fellows opens federal sales office

Data Fellows, a San Jose, Calif.-based data security company, has opened a sales office in Washington, D.C., to focus on federal government customers.

The company, which offers encryption, firewall, anti-virus and virtual private networking products, counts the Federal Reserve Bank, the Internal Revenue Service, the Defense Department and NASA among its federal customers.

Joe Arcade, who has worked with Unisys Corp., British Telecom, Sun Microsystems Inc. and Cabletron Systems Inc., has been hired as sales director for Data Fellows.


CACI to resell Internet forms product

CACI International Inc. has signed up as a reseller of Internet forms software from UWI.Com. CACI vice president Eric Jones said his company would use UWI.Com's InternetForms System in projects requiring Web-based forms. CACI already has used the software in an online ordering system it built for the Defense Automated Printing Service.


Formteck lands GSA sked

Formtek Inc. will announce today it has received a General Services Administration schedule contract for the Formtek:

Orion document management suite. Orion includes applications for storing, managing, accessing, routing, reviewing, annotating and distributing information.

Formtek:Orion Web Gateway, which is distributed with the suite, lets users search for objects in the repository through an intranet and access the results and generate reports through a World Wide Web browser.

The repository also can be linked as the back end of an external Internet site or a local-area network. All information in the repository is protected through encryption and user log-on.

- Compiled by Diane Frank, Heather Harreld, Margret Johnston, Colleen O'HARA and Elana Varon.


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