FAS Intro: This internal Security Policy Board memorandum provides a chronology of recent developments in Information Security (INFOSEC) policy, i.e. the protection of information in computers and other automated information systems. A copy of the memorandum, prepared by SPB staff member Dan Knauf, was obtained by the FAS Project on Government Secrecy.


To: Dan Jacobson, Vicki Labarre, Peter Saderholm
Date: 12/19/95

Without going into a lot of detail, I thought it would be useful to summarize some of the recent activity relative to INFOSEC, and to include updated information. I'd ask that the gossipy parts of this be kept closely within the staff.


Although I am a hard-over skeptic and am therefore not into astrology, Nostradamus, ESP, fortune-telling, and so on, it sure looks to me like this whale is about to blow! If the crapola does indeed hit the fan early in 1996, we may want to collectively think over what all this means for the SPB, and what role we on the Staff should play.

Happy holidays to all - and stand by for a very interesting 1996, INFOSEC-wise.

Ho, Ho, Ho.... Dan K.