Archives for SIPRNet

The Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS)

The Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) is a Top Secret/SCI network. Just like the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and the Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), JWICS is basically the same thing with the exception of what it is used for. The JWICS is primarily used for file sharing to transmit information that is classified up to and including the “Top Secret” level of the United States government classification system. Information that is classified at this level would cause “exceptionally grave damage” to national security if disclosed to the public. There are about 1.4 million Americans who
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The Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet)

The Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) is basically the same thing as the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet), with the exception of what the two are used for. NIPRNet was created in the 1980s for the purpose of transmitting sensitive but unclassified information among “internal” users; it also allowed the “internal” users to access the regular Internet. NIPRNet is made up of Internet Protocol routers which are owned by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Today NIPRNet is the largest private network in the world and is still growing.   The NIPRNet Verses the SIPRNet As I
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The Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet)

The Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) is basically a secure network that is used by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Department of State (DoS) to distribute classified information and communicate amongst each other. SIPRNet is nearly identical to any other standard TCP/IP network; it originated from the same predecessor as the internet, the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). Of course there are major enhancements in the security design of the network such as the implementation of strong crypto throughout the whole network but for the most part SIPRNet and the Internet are
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