Security Issues in the Architecture of the Global Command and
Author: Shawn Butler
Software Architecture, TC2 First Working IFIP
Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA1), 22-24 February 1999, San
Antonio, Texas, pp. 407-421.
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The Global Command and Control System (GCCS) was one of the most
ambitious and largest software integration tasks in the history of the
Department of Defense. As the Chief Systems Engineer for GCCS, I found
architectural differences among command and control systems presented
unique integration and interoperability challenges. In this paper I
present 3 security-related examples of specific problems I encountered
when I attempted to integrate several systems into GCCS. I also
discuss the problem of system-level security analysis and introduce a
framework that software engineers can use to evaluate security.
Key Words: Architecture, Security, Command and Control, Common
Operating Environment, COE, GCCS
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