BRIEFING BOOK

Computer autopsy? The
computer forensics laboratory at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations is now a
Defense Department lab.


The Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington will
help DOD process evidence used in counterintelligence, criminal and fraud cases.


A joint working group selected OSI to become an executive agency based on its expertise
in forensic media analysis. The lab will analyze computer disks and hard drives for
evidence of fraud and other crimes, and provide on-site assistance when investigators
seize computers, floppy disks, CD-ROMS and other peripherals.


‘Bama bound. Michael Dell and Scott
McNealy, presidents and chief executive officers of Dell Computer Corp. and Sun
Microsystems Inc. respectively, will speak at the 1998 Air Force Information Technology
Conference in Montgomery, Ala.


The annual conference, sponsored by the Standard Systems Group at Maxwell Air Force
Base-Gunter Annex, Ala., runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 4. The theme of the conference is
“Global Information Assurance for the Warfighter.”


More than 3,000 industry and military representatives are expected to attend, SSG
officials said. SSG is responsible for acquisition, development and maintenance of the Air
Force’s standard systems, and provides data processing, communications and computers
to major commands and bases worldwide.


Registration for the conference is available online at http://www.ssg.gunter.af.mil/AFITC.


Going mobile. Lockheed Martin Corp. has
selected Castanet by Marimba Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., as a core component of the
Transportation Command’s Global Transportation Network system.


GTN will use Castanet to launch and access a variety of logistics applications using
their computers. Castanet provides for secure, personalized distribution and maintenance
of each GTN application, implementing full X.509 certificate services for server
authentication, Castanet officials said.


Lockheed Martin is prime contractor for the network system. TRANSCOM will use the
automated command and control information system to collect data from service and Defense
Logistics Agency databases, and then combine it into a single database that supports 5,000
users.


Medic online. The 81st Medical Group at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., will
use Ovid Technologies Inc. of New York to provide medical and scientific information to
its users online, group officials said.


The medical center, the Air Force’s second largest, bought a 20-concurrent-user
license for Ovid Online with subscriptions to Medline, CINAHL, HealthStar, CancerLit,
BioethicsLine, AIDSLine and PsycInfo.

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