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Security is No Secret

Author: Joab Jackson. Original article published on July 21,2008. Reprinted with permission.

NSA takes its Flask architecture to the open-source community to offer an inexpensive route to trusted systems. Architecture created by the National Security Agency and expanded with help from the open-source community will save the Defense Department and intelligence agencies millions in hardware costs. Analysts used to need multiple computers because they worked on separate machines for each classification level of data they accessed. Soon, users will be able to access data from a single console that could cost $500 or less, thanks to the NSA security architecture dubbed Flask.


Date Posted: Nov 09, 2009 | Last Modified: Nov 19, 2009 | Last Reviewed: Nov 19, 2009