Re: Defcon Bill

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 08:36:42 -0700

I don't know if that's the first time it's been stated. We got a heads
up last year from our DARPA manager about this whole NT initiative
in DoD circles. Gives a new meaning to 'blue screen of death'.


> * MICROSOFT CORP and three industry leaders announced the signing
> of an unprecedented agreement with the U.S. Air Force Electronic
> Systems Center (ESC) to begin converting military command and
> control (C2) applications from UNIX operating system environments
> to the Microsoft Windows NT operating system. The effort, under a
> cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) signed
> April 14 at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass., marks the
> first time any Defense Department organization has publicly stated
> plans for moving critical C2 applications from UNIX to the Windows
> NT operating system. (PR Newswire 04:00 PM ET 04/21/98) For the
> full text story, see