From: Cucolo, Anthony A MG OCPA  
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:49 PM
To: Steven Aftergood
Cc: Huntley, Henry L COL OCPA
Subject: Reimer Digital Library (UNCLASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Aftergood:
            A too-brief e-mail just to let you know we are working on 
quick resolution to the Reimer Digital Library issue that was raised 
today in the Washington Post. Allow me until tomorrow (Friday) to get 
you a full explanation, but please know now that we fully intend to put 
the Reimer Digital Library back to where the public can access the 
unclassified documents.
            Again, I apologize for the brevity; but I thought it important 
to reach out to you this evening. Thank you for your patience and your interest.

Tony Cucolo
Major General, US Army 
Chief, Public Affairs
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 
Caveats: NONE

From: Negard, Michael COL MIL USA TRADOC 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 3:00 PM
To: Steven Aftergood
Cc: Huntley, Henry L COL OCPA; Wright, George LTC OCPA; Akam, Bob COL MIL USA TRADOC
Subject: RE: [Fwd: RE: Reimer Digital Library (UNCLASSIFIED)] 

Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED 
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Aftergood,

Regarding MG Cucolo's email to you sent last night.  Here is an update
on our progress.

We underestimated the impact of blocking public access to the Reimer
Digital Library as the main purpose of the repository is to provide
training and doctrine information to Army units and Army Soldiers.  
Our intent was to protect sensitive information, the server itself, and
the network from attacks by outside sources, not to deny the public
access to publicly releasable information.  We absolutely respect and
value our freedom of information and the American people's "right to
While the Reimer library contains both unclassified information that was
freely accessible, it also contains unclassified but sensitive
information that was previously only password protected.  On Feb. 6,
2008, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC) Army
Training Support Center (ATSC) at Ft. Eustis, Va., changed the
configuration of the library web site to require use of a Common Access
Card (CAC) to access the Reimer library.  ATSC implemented these changes
to comply with a Joint Task Force Global Network Operations Tasking
Order released in December 2007.  The purpose of that tasking order was
to improve network security and reduce the risk of attacks on
information and systems.  

TRADOC is currently working restore public access to unclassified and
releasable information by accessing the Reimer Digital Library website
home page.  This was the former mode of access to the public digital
library.  We expect this to be completed within two weeks.  This action
will also allow Department of Defense CAC card holders to access both
publically releasable information as well as unclassified sensitive
information, as determined by the proponent school's disclosure offices.

While we undertake this initiative, we ask the general public to
consider that while our Soldiers battle the enemy in Iraq, Afghanistan
and elsewhere around the world, there is also a war being waged in the
information domain.  It is not the American people our Soldiers serve
who aim to do us harm with such information but those who threaten our
Nation and our way of life with whom we battle daily in the information
domain that stand to gain from access to unprotected and sensitive

Therefore, it is our intent to address the problem immediately which
will unfortunately limit access to the Reimer library until we can
implement such necessary safeguards.  The solution will be one that best
meets the needs of our War Fighters as well as those of the American
people.  When completed, all releasable information will once again be
accessible.  While we work to rectify the problem, it's useful to know
that much of the information in the Reimer library was, and remains,
available from other sources such as the Army Publishing Directorate
(APD) under the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
(AASA) at

Michael J. Negard
Colonel, General Staff
Chief of Public Affairs
US Army Training and Doctrine Command
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