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[ba-unrev-talk] NET Guard proposal

Computerworld had an interesting article about the IT response to the
September 11 attacks:    (01)

  http://www.computerworld.com/storyba/0,4125,NAV47_STO66326,00.html    (02)

An excerpt:    (03)

  In the hours and days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in New
  York, volunteers -- both individuals and corporations -- stepped in with
  technology, services and sheer brainpower to lend any help they could.    (04)

  But the effort lacked coordination.    (05)

  ...    (06)

  U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who is chairman of the subcommittee, has
  proposed creating a National Emergency Technology Guard, or NET Guard --
  a "talent bank" or technology equivalent of the National Guard filled
  with experts who could quickly provide help when needed. People would be
  called on "not just to fix what's broken, but to create whatever systems
  are needed most," he said.    (07)

InformationWeek also has an article about the NET Guard proposal:    (08)

  http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20011205S0010    (09)

-Eugene    (010)

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