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DOCKMASTER II is coming!
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 95 16:14 EDT
Subject: DOCKMASTER II is coming!
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COMPUTER SECURITY, IT'S FOR YOU!
The DOCKMASTER II Program Management Office, Y407, is pleased to post the
first official notice concerning DOCKMASTER II, an NSA-sponsored information
system in support of the INFOSEC community. DOCKMASTER II will provide an
information sharing capability to its users. This will include the supporting
functions of a data repository and information dissemination. The system will
protect itself and the information it contains, which will range from
Unclassified to National Secret, including Proprietary information.
WHAT IS DOCKMASTER II?
DOCKMASTER II provides a UNIX Open Architecture with electronic mail, bulletin
boards, file transfer, and data packaging and sharing tools.
The system is built on the Data General Operating System (UNIX System V) and
utilizes the Informix On-Line/Secure Database. Both the operating system and
database are currently in the Trusted Product Evaluation Process (TPEP) at the
B2 level of trust. The system is comprised of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf
(COTS) software, with some developmental software to provide user-friendly
interfaces. A fast, flexible, and expandable hardware platform is
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SPECIFICS OF DOCKMASTER II?
-User-Friendly (Graphical, Menu Driven, or Command Line) Interfaces
-Bulletin Boards (Forums)
-File Transfer Protocols (FTP, Kermit, X-Modem, Y-Modem)
-Connections via MILNET/INTERNET/TYMNET or Dial-in
-Database (INFORMIX On-Line/Secure)
-Document Publishing (Framemaker)
-Project Management Tool (Autoplan II)
-System-wide Help Facility
-Provides infrastructure for multi-level secure access
-Replaces the current unclassified DOCKMASTER system
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF DOCKMASTER II?
-System Requirements Review, and Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews
have been completed successfully
-System Evaluation is occurring
-Software Integration & Test and System Integration & Test are occurring
-Initial Operating Capabilty (IOC) - Unclassified and Proprietary data only
is scheduled for Spring 1996
-Final Operating Capability (FOC) - Multilevel data up to Secret, is
scheduled for late 1996.
HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DOCKMASTER II?
The DOCKMASTER II Program Management Office offers a briefing to all
interested organizations or individuals. DOCKMASTER II will have many
capabilities to offer our fellow co-workers at NSA as well as their
counterparts in Government and Industry. Please contact us to arrange a
briefing; we are excited about sharing DOCKMASTER II's capabilities. Also
please feel free to ask any questions about DOCKMASTER II.
For briefings, please contact Daphne Willard (Willard at DOCKMASTER.NCSC.MIL)
For questions: Devolyn Arnold (DArnold at DOCKMASTER.NCSC.MIL)
or call the Dockmaster II Program Management Office at (410) 684-7276