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Tom Moran <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 6 Apr 2000 14:15:49 -0700
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  For those of us in the civilian sector, who or what is "DII COE"
and what is the significance of this?
  As pointed out, using the Java language, as opposed to any other,
does not prevent intentional security attacks.  One could argue
that using the Java language, as opposed to Ada, makes unintentional
problems *more* likely.
  I would think the author has shown himself, very publicly,
incompetent at his current job, and should be transferred elsewhere.
  (Assume 50 years ago someone directed "Submarines shall not use
nuclear reactors because they need lead shielding, which is heavy
and will prevent rapid surfacing in case of emergency."
Would GE & Westinghouse & Adm Rickover have accepted such a
ruling, merely grumbling to themselves?)