This memorandum was meant to optimize individual external connections, including internet points of presence currently in use by the Federal government. It mandated the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative.
It included a program for improving the federal government's incident response capability through a centralized gateway monitoring at a select group of Trusted Internet Connection Access Providers (TICAP). By reducing the number of access points, the government could more easily monitor and identify potentially malicious traffic.
The initial goal for total number of federal external connections and internet points of presence was 50. The General Services Administration Networx was the contract vehicle to implement this initiative.
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