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"Kester, Rush W." <[log in to unmask]>
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Kester, Rush W.
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 17:25:18 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Conn [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 6:58 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Microsoft on the new Aircraft Carrier (CVN-77)
> Another topic for discussion --
> From Lockeed Martin PR News --
> Microsoft Joins Lockheed Martin CVN-77 System Team
> ==================================================
> Lockheed Martin has added software giant Microsoft to the systems
> integration team supporting CVN-77, the last Nimitz-class
> carrier by Newport News Shipbuilding [NNS] (more), according to
> a Lockheed Martin statement.
> CVN-77 is viewed by the Navy as the bridge to an entirely new
> class of aircraft carriers. Its warfare system will be among the
> most advanced in the Navy.
> Microsoft will be charged with the information infrastructure and
> architecture definition for CVN-77's information technology
> [IT] capability.  The CVN-77's IT infrastructure will be based on
> the Windows 2000 operating system. (Defense Daily)

God help the Navy when it's enemies discover that they can attach
a VBA or Active-X agent to a datastream and infect the entire system
with some sort of virus.

Rush Kester
Software Systems Engineer
AdaSoft at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
email:  [log in to unmask]
phone: (240) 228-3030 (live M-F 9:30am-4:30pm, voicemail anytime)
fax:   (240) 228-6779

> You can find Defense Daily on the web at:
> When you get here, click under "Newsstand" and then select
> July 14 Defense Daily.
> Rick
> ====================================
> Richard Conn, Principal Investigator
> Reuse Tapestry