440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111-2496
415 781 5700

November 7, 1998

04 00065 61 98110701

Mr. Thompson F. Keesling, Architect
Assistant Chief
Construction Operations Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District
333 Market Street; Room 806A
San Francisco, CA 94105 1905

Subject:   Communication Metrics
Protection for Sensitive Information
Passwords, Encryption, Intranets


  1. Tom's letter on Nov 5, 1998
  2. Analysis Nov 7, 1998
  3. Rod's letter Oct 28, 1997
  4. PMJ Article on Intranets, Sep 1997, p. 44

Dear Tom,

There are a number of ways to protect access to important information on the Internet, that address the concern in your letter on Nov 5, ref a.

The initial effort has been to develop capability to build and maintain shared meaning over time by distributing intelligence quickly, broadly and cheaply. Tom White's letter on Nov 3, 1998 reporting that Communication Metrics on the Internet is pretty neat, shows progress on this objective.

Analysis in the record for today offers comments, ideas and research on protecting sensitive information. The article submitted last year on intranets, ref c, d, indicates security options.



Rod Welch