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Anyone Know if A5 in NMCI Approved

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  • Anyone Know if A5 in NMCI Approved

    Do any of you Navy/Marine or Government folks out there know if Alpha Five is approved for use on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet(NMCI)?

    My understanding is that all software used on NMCI must be approved (for security reasons) by the NMCI folks.

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    Re: Anyone Know if A5 in NMCI Approved

    If no one responds, ask Alpha software directly.

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      Re: Anyone Know if A5 is NMCI Approved

      I did, no response yet. But I'm sure they got a million things going on right now. Also, they probably just don't know.

      Even though NMCI is a network with several thousands of users, I would say there are probably only a few A5 users. If that's the case, probably no one tried to get it approved yet.

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        Re: Anyone Know if A5 in NMCI Approved

        Vince,
        I don't understand your question really as from what I have read on the subject, it is EDS that determines what software can be used for NMCI. It is software applications that are approved, not a software development tool such as Alpha. In fact a small tidbit I ran across pretty much forbids (or at least makes it unusable) the use of any software creation tool---
        Software development is impossible on an S&T seat
        This is true. This is another example where NMCI policy oversteps the physical limitations on the administrative user. Even if the user installs a compiler that is from the approved application list he is violating policy simply by compiling source code. Part of the agreement for S&T users is that they will not "execute, install or compile" non approved code. Obviously if they are developing new software, it is not on the approved application list.
        So if you have an application created, then I imagine it could be submitted for approval and be of benefit.....but even if Alpha were approved, it does one no good it appears as each application would have to be approved anyway.

        FWIW
        Mike
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