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Fortezza

An authentication system endorsed by the National Security Agency that uses a PC Card as the authentication token. Fortezza is part of the U.S. government's GOSIP policy, and vendors must supply Fortezza-compliant products in order to win contracts. The Fortezza system uses the Skipjack encryption algorithm, implemented via an NSA-approved Capstone security chip. Skipjack superseded a 56-bit key based on DES encryption. The term means "fortress" in Italian. See Skipjack algorithm.
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8 million Fortezza II loan, whose standstill expires only three months ahead of bond maturity in April 2018.
Serenaded by Bruno, a pianist doing life for murder, the clientele eat inside a de-consecrated chapel set behind the 60ft high walls, watch towers, searchlights and security cameras of the daunting 500-year-old Fortezza Medicea.
Twelve years ago, having never acted in his life, he became part of a prison theatre company called Fortezza (Fortress) and soon became one of its star actors.
Tunnelling works for the future Brenner Base Tunnel, which will connect Innsbruck (Austria) and Fortezza (Italy), were given the official green light from Italian and Austrian officials, on 18 April.
The international art fair is held every two years in the historical Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy.
ClickPress, Fri Mar 11 2011] Held between 30th April and 8th May in the Fortezza da Basso, Art 2011 -- The International Handicraft Trade Fair is the longest running event of its kind in Italy and every year features one of the largest collections of work in the country.
With its new concept, Pitti City which is the theme for this season, the huge pop-graphics billboard at the venue Fortezza da Basso and a new layout designed by architect/designer Patricia Urquiola, the venue looked neat and unhurried with clear indications of the presence of brands.
Begun under Francis I in the year 1833; completed by Ferdinand I in the year 1838' reads the Latin inscription over the gate of a monumental fortress that dominates the village of Fortezza (originally called Franzensfeste) in Alpine northern Italy, near the border with Austria.
Travelers will stay at the Hotel Delle Nazioni, located in the historical city center of Florence near Piazza della Libert and the Fortezza da Basso Exhibition Centre.
But the first dukes added to them principally by building the Fortezza da Basso, aimed as much at protection against domestic enemies as against foreign ones.
Spread between four small towns (populations ranging from 35,000 to 150,000), four disparately themed exhibitions spanned 100 minutes via regional rail from Rovereto, 15 minutes south of Trento, to Fortezza at the Austrian border, 45 minutes north of Bolzano.
Rothe, 54, popped the question in front of stunned diners in La Fortezza restaurant close to the couple's home in Wakefield, West Yorks.