[NOTE: The conference (as described below) is beginning its planning
soon. If you have any recommendations or would like to volunteer, please
e-mail Otto Miller on the internet `email@example.com'. Thank You]
Meeting minutes for July 18, 1996
Jim Spitznas, acting CCTWG chair opened the meeting at 0930 hours and welcomed
the attendees. Jim reviewed the agenda and asked attendees to introduce
Fall Human and Organizational Issues Conference
Jim explained all the changes of dates and based on the last communication
from Mike Davis it will be 24 October 1996. Much discussion followed. Needs
for more than human and organizational issues were identified. The final
outcome was the following:
- Three days (22-24 October 1996) conference with each day a different
focus, to allow out-of-town attendees to maximize the benefits of their
- Day 1: DIA Industry Day (to include collaborative computing technology)
hosted at the DIAC. This exposition allows vendors to demonstrate current
and soon to be available offerings to consumers, and addresses one of JIVA's
requirements. The target audience for this day are information technology
managers and engineers planning collaboration initiatives.
- Day 2: Current Government Initiatives. This conference will allow
others in the community to hear the various initiatives and plans underway
from government organizations across the Intel DoD communities. It is hoped
that past projects (including successes and failures), current activities,
planned initiatives and lessons learned will be presented from a wide variety
of government organizations from across the communities. The target audience
for this day are information technology managers and engineers planning
or implementing collaboration initiatives.
- Day 3: Human and Organizational Issues. This day will focus on management
issues for exploitation, production, dissemination and training managers
preparing to implement computer supported collaboration technology within
their organizations. The target audience for this day are requirements,
exploitation, production, dissemination and training managers (all levels)
planning for collaboration initiatives.
Virtual Crisis Center Demo
Melissa Ord demonstrated NSA's Virtual Crisis Center. She explained how
they had re-engineered the process from approximately 30 hours to 10 minutes
to establish a new crisis center.
Due to limited time and other valuable discussions, only the NEL gave an
organizational update (Include slides)... During the NEL's presentation,
there was much discussion on the difficulties associated with evaluating
and procuring collaborative computing hardware and software given the rapid
pace at which vendors are releasing new products.
Virtual Lab Lessons Learned
Mike Mlynarczyk and a colleague presented some lessons learned from NSA's
efforts to broadcast the Exploitation Technology Symposium (ETS) 1996 from
NRaD to the east coast. The CIO has all the information for full documentation.
Given the video was not compressed the ETS video stream consumed T-1 bandwidth.
One of the beneficial outcomes of the Virtual Lab activities is that it
has pushed all of the organizations computer security offices to work together
for common accreditation.
No August meeting! 26 September possibly hosted at the ISMC. 24 October
meeting will need to be rescheduled if that is the date of the fall conference.
There will be a conference planning meeting in August with representatives
from JIVA, NEL and NSA.
DIA/JIVA: Lt. Col. James Riggins
JDISS: Dave Bishop
MITRE: Steve Brown (CMS/ISS), Nancy McCarley (ONI)
NPIC/NEL: Jim Spitznas, Otto Miller
NRaD: Peter Donich
NSA: Melissa Ord, Mike Mlynarczyk
Others: Deb Dunaway