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ACE Friends:
Hope you are having a great summer!

Below is an interesting conference on the Federal Computer Incident Response
Capability. This group will provide you another source of help in dealing with
intrusion/hacking problems.  As noted in the message please send all questions
and RSVPs to [log in to unmask]  The meeting is at the GSA NCR Building (very
near L'Enfant Plaza).


     The Federal Computer Incident Response Capability (FedCIRC) is a
     collaborative partnership of computer incident response teams,
     security and law enforcement professionals, private sector and
     academia who work together to handle computer security incidents and
     provide both proactive and reactive security services to the U.S.
     Government.

     The General Service Administration (GSA), Federal Technology Service
     (FTS), Office of Information Security (OIS) will assume management of
     the FedCIRC program on October 1, 1998 from the National Institute of
     Standards and Technology (NIST) as it transitions from a pilot to an
     operational incident response program.

     An Agency Forum is being held to introduce your agency to the "new"
     FedCIRC.

        When: August 10, 1998,
        Time: 9:00 am - 12 Noon
        Location: General Services Administration - NCR auditorium
                  7th and D Streets, SW.,
                  Washington, D.C.

     The preliminary agenda for the forum is:

     Welcoming Remarks
     Keynote Speaker
     Program Overview:
     NIST - FedCIRC beginning's
     GSA - The "new" FedCIRC
     CERT/CC- FedCIRC Operational Concepts
     NIPC - Law Enforcement's Perspective
     Break
     GSA - Agency Participation/Responsibilities
     Question and Answer
     Closing Remarks

     RSVP to Connie Oden at [log in to unmask] on or before August 5,
     1998.  Space is limited, please register early.

     Maximum agency participation in the FedCIRC program is crucial to the
     overall success of the "new" FedCIRC.  We look forward to seeing you
     there.

     Directions:  By Metro take either the Yellow/Blue/Green/Orange line to
     L'Enfant Plaza, follow the signs to L'Enfant Plaza/9th Street exit.
     Across the street is the General Services Administration/Department of
     Education building.  Enter through the center doors on D Street (main
     entrance).  Auditorium is directly in front of you.

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Thomas G. Tate, ECS-CSREES-USDA, Room 3901 South Building
Washington, D.C. 20250-0915
(v) 202-720-2727 (f) 202-690-2975
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
ACE Home Page: http://www.sba.gov/ace
ACE Monthly Meeting: 3rd Thursday Morning - 10 am - Noon
8th Floor Conference Room, 409 3rd Street S.W., Washington, DC
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