Defense Data Network


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Defense Data Network

(DDN) A global communications network serving the US Department of Defense. Composed of MILNET, other portions of the Internet, and classified networks which are not part of the Internet. The DDN is used to connect military installations and is managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency.
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NSI also performs equipment installation and maintenance at 2500 "A" network customer sites nationwide for FTS 2000, (the Federal Government Telecommunications System), and provides a global network information center services for the Internet and the Defense Data Network.
"We intend to connect these libraries over the DDN (Defense Data Network) thus providing them with connectivity and interlibrary loan opportunities on a nationwide basis."
These networks are evolutionary, made possible by a convergence of technologies: the emergence of multimedia "information highways" ashore, such as the Defense Data Network (DDN) and the FT52000, which allow widespread exchange of data and overcome the limitations of narrative; the remarkable development of microcomputer workstations in the last 10 years; and software that makes true correlation of sensors possible.

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