[coldwarcomms] re: NCS Website
I haven't looked closely at the NCS site for a while, but I'm sure
you'recorrect. Efforts are made periodically to remove information deemed
sensitive from publicly-accessible web sites.
For example, about two years ago DISA had a web page which gave details,
such as tech control locations, for the various C3I systems the agency
operates. That page was removed, with an explanation saying it was done at
the request of (I think) the JCS or other senior DoD leadership, for
security reasons. Now, DISA has a classified, protected page for that
>Is it only me or did the National Communications System
>(http://www.ncs.gov)really close off its once very extensice and
>The last time I looked at it (and tried to follow some links I had) a lot
>was closed off.
>Oh well, can't let the world know the secrets of our telecommuncications
>planning, can we?
>Anyone got any archives of NCS webpages?
>Mark Edward Springer
- Albert noted that:
>That page was removed, with an explanation saying it was done atI understand that a comparable review of government and utility websites
>the request of (I think) the JCS or other senior DoD leadership, for
has been under way here in the UK on Security Service advice. The trigger
was the success of the anarchists who used the last anti-capitalist/World
Bank/globalisation demonstrations to penetrate (quite successfully) City
of London financial institutions. Former SAS security advisors have made
various recommendations that, if fully implemented, seem likely to limit
damage to broken windows at Monday's planned riot.
City of London police (we live 2 doors away from Goldman Sachs) tell me
they are confidant in their plans to contain trouble. Which probably
means they have started looking at the internet. So maybe freedom of
information will be the principal victim here too.