'Mannheim' to harden Army defense

Tuesday, 23 April 2002, 2:15 AM EST

The Mannheim project, named after Mannheim, Germany, where the exercises are being conducted, is an effort to help Army officials find ways to strengthen network security and validate the procedures used to ensure the integrity of information stored on Army networks.

Maj. Gen. James Hylton, commander of the Army Signal Command (ASC), speaking earlier this month at an asymmetric warfare symposium sponsored by the Association of the U.S. Army, said that the Defense Department's information environment is a prime target for asymmetric warfare, which encompasses anything — personnel, tactics, weapons — that helps negate one side's advantage in battle.

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