Accession Number : ADA320905

Title :   Nonproliferation and Arms Control Technology Working Group. R&D Database Focus Group. 1996 Annual Report.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA320905

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In response to guidance from the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Technology Working Group (NPAC TWG), the Proliferation Modeling Focus Group (PMFG) formulated objectives and terms of reference from which to conduct its activities. A major recommendation of this group in its report last year was that NPAC TWG needed to establish a separate focus group to develop and implement communications and data sharing within the larger NPAC TWG and among its various focus groups. The need was recognized for communicating and data sharing at both classified and unclassified levels. In response to this recommendation, the NPAC TWG established the Research and Development Database Focus Group. To facilitate our communication needs, it was decided to use a three-tier approach on three parallel communications networks: the Internet's World Wide Web, Secret Internet Protocol Router Network's (SIPRNET) INTELINK-S, and Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System's (JWICS) INTELINK. Since all three networks at all classification levels use WEB browsers (Mosaic, Netscape, Microsoft's Navigator, and others) and Internet tools to search and display data, and all networks are or could be made available to all members, it was propitious to use them as the infrastructure for NPAC TWG's information sharing requirements.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, *ARMS CONTROL, *INTERNET, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, DATA DISPLAYS, DATA LINKS, SECURE COMMUNICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Nuclear Warfare
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE