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RE: [Ampu-dev] New site sections

From: Stover, Michael
Subject: RE: [Ampu-dev] New site sections
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 09:15:14 -0500

Heh, I'm imagining putting the entire population of the US behind a

It might also occur that a jury might choose a taskforce that has to make a
secret decision - everyone knows there is a decision, but can't let everyone
know what the decision actually was.  I'm thinking in terms of a business
that bids on a contract.  They don't want other companies to know what their
bid is, but they need to decide themselves.  A jury, rather than deciding
the bid directly, might assign a Taskforce to create a bid, and then that
Taskforce would keep it's decision secret till it's not important anymore.

Without a connection between the open system and the secret system, you lose
accountability.  The secret system can go off and do who knows what - this
is similar to the problem Congress has keeping the military in check.  I
think they create committees (ie Taskforces) that are briefed on secret
information that doesn't get shared with the rest of Congress or the nation
as a whole.  Thus, secret decisions are accountable to taskforces, which are
accountable to the whole.  


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee Braiden [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 9:04 AM
> To: AMPU Developers' List
> Subject: RE: [Ampu-dev] New site sections
> On Wed, 2002-03-06 at 13:50, Stover, Michael wrote:
> > Hi, 
> >     Just read the FAQ, and I have an additional question.  
> What about
> > the need for secret decisions?  Many organizations don't 
> have such a need,
> > but many do.
> Ah, yes.. we could at that question.  My current thinking is that a
> private install on a closed network would be the best solution there. 
> Most organisations using computers for such things wouldn't be
> particularly happy about making those computers accessible via the net
> anyway.
> -- 
> Lee Braiden,
> AMPU Team
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