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National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, Network Group, Internet Report, An Examination of the NS/EP Implications of Internet Technologies (June 1999) (full-text).


The purpose of this report is to examine how a severe disruption of the Internet could affect NS/EP operations over the next three years. The report focuses on the current Internet infrastructure and anticipated near-term enhancements, and recognizes traditional threats and vulnerabilities, such as equipment malfunctions, natural hazards, sabotage, and physical design. It addresses potential concerns as new technologies and regulatory mandates affect the evolution of the Internet. Additionally, the growing threat from malicious intruders is considered.