The NITB provides the state of the national technical capability in critical
InfoSec areas. The purpose of the NITB is to focus the attention of the
research community on topics of interest and on the most difficult and
challenging problems in need of further scientific exploration. The findings
of these NITB are collected in the national repository of InfoSec
information which will be used to guide further research investment.
The National Laboratories have been chosen for this work because of their
high technical standards, their independence from product, institution, and
technology slants, and their ongoing role as fair brokers. The labs now
participating ar anticipated to participate include:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The first NITB effort focused on intrusion detection and response. It produced
a draft document which is currently available for public review and comment
until November 27, 1996. It is available at
The second NITB effort is focusing on network firewall systems. This posting is
a request for information from the Internet community on the state-of-the-art in
What we are looking for:
We are looking for professional-quality articles, lists of products
and their features, bibliographies, etc.
What we are NOT looking for:
Sales information, information already available via the firewalls
mailing list and other similar sources, etc.
We are currently working on a report which will be made widely available in
draft form within the next few weeks and will be announced on this forum. At
that time, we will solicit comments on the report for a very brief time and
will update the report with information we believe to be useful. Within a
few weeks of that time, we will provide a current report and make that
report available for all to see.
Please send your relevant information to:
Thank you for your time.
Stephen P. Cooper Email: spcooper @
Computer Security Technology Center
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Phone: 510-422-1817
POB 808, MS L-303, Livermore, CA 94550 Fax: 510-423-8002