Admiral calls for improved protection for classified data

Wednesday, 10 November 2004, 7:00 PM EST

Defense Department officials need a better way to compartmentalize classified information as part of an information assurance program that also embodies information sharing, the deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Command said.

In a speech at the annual AFCEA International Technet Asia-Pacific conference, Vice Adm. Gary Roughead called for the development of devices that will allocate access to different levels of classified information through the use of restrictive devices, which will use highly agile virtual private networks to provide multilevel security.

By Bob Brewin at FCW.

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