Letter to the editor
I wanted to respond to a recent letter to the editor titled "Grasping the concept of GovNet." In his letter, Mr. Alan Girvan stated
that everyone should be helping the government get this project off the
ground. He went on further, stating that many senior managers see this as
a "cash cow."
What I would like to say is that GovNet is just another layer of bureaucracy
that President Bush's cyberspace security adviser, Richard Clarke, wants
to establish, rather than looking at what is currently available for the
job! Has anyone heard of NIPRNET [Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router
This network was designed for exactly what Mr. Clarke proposes. The
government let the original intent get away from them by allowing all kinds
of interconnections that were never intended. Let's get rid of all the backdoors
to NIPRNET, and you will have GovNet!