DoD Computers and Employees to Get Anti-Spyware Software

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Science Applications International Corp. in San Diego, CA is partnering with Computer Associates International Inc. in Islandia, NY on a $6.9 million contract that will install ca’s eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware software on 4 million computers used by Defense employees, including home computers of employees who work from home. The contract, awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency under its I-ASSURE plan, starts in August with a 120-day pilot installation and training program at a limited number of Defense locations. Computer Associates will conduct related training. The contract also provides Defense agencies 24 hour, 7-day a week online support for guarding against online compute virus threats. DISA believes that a centrally managed system will help Defense agencies keep spyware out of their computer systems. Read more at See also DID (June 3/05)- Israeli Corporate Spyware Scandal

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