Crossword: Why spell it out?


3. Brooks Act term

5. FirstGov's caretaker

8. Internet's predecessor

9. It wants out of domain biz

11. Good for poker or e-sigs

13. Defense association

15. CIA precursor

16. Navy's IT group

18. Shrink-wrapped

20. DISN's predecessor

23. Clinger-Cohen Act

24.Uncle Sam's healthy group

25.What a POW is

26.'Woodsy' Republican organization

27. Net's basic protocol

30. Storage or attack

32. SEC filing system

35. Synchronous memory

39.Former big-time protestforum

42.Agency focused on aliens

45.'50s horror film or development unit

47. Kit to deploy fault-tolerant systems

48. Old-style computing identifier

50. Federal credit card

52. Supercomputer computation count

54.App to control versions

55.It serves up apps

56.Capital computing expo

57.Zap protector


1.Design term or bounder

2.Satellite organization

4.GSA's local-comm program

5. You're reading it

6.'She's' an embedded language

7.Defense satellite network

9. Taxing agency

10.Unclassified DOD network

12. Preferred to floppies

13. Early simple language

14. Overseas State official

17. Mark or scanning standard

19. Web's main language

21. Net lingo for 'Oh, I see'

22.Defense R&D shop

23.Net services vendor

24.Gore group or public radio

29.Storage technique or sneeze inducer

29.IT vendor group

31.Link between apps

33.'Rumor' or open systems standard

34.Hill budget analyzer

35.Statistician's language


37. Musical file format

38. Transfer rate, in thousands

40. Software pirate seeker

41. Law requiring three-bid review

43. Group for executive bureaucrats

44. Long way or buying regs

46. Not curricula vitae

49. Distributed environments standard

51. Computer's heart

52. Post-ADP, pre-IT term

53. Pre-Palm organizer


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