[A2k] Is NATO forcing Microsoft and NSA backdoors on the French Ministry of Defense?

Frederic Couchet fcouchet at april.org
Thu Apr 18 07:06:27 PDT 2013


Dear all,

Is NATO forcing Microsoft and NSA backdoors on the French Ministry of
Defense?

On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, the Canard Enchaîné (a French satirical
weekly) published new revelations about the "Open Bar" contract
currently being negotiated between Microsoft and the French Ministry of
Defense. Originally revealed by PCInpact, on February 5th, 2013, these
decisions, made in secret and criticized by the rapporteur of the State
Public Procurement Commission, seem to have been driven by NATO. April
renews its calls for the French Prime Minister to send the Ministry of
Defense to rehab. The association is worried about the threats, detailed
in the satirical weekly, that such a contract could represent to
national security, and about the risks that other ministries might
follow suite. Finally, it asks for transparency on this contract's
negotiations.

Read more on

http://www.april.org/en/nato-forcing-microsoft-and-nsa-backdoors-french-ministry-defense

Best regards,
Frédéric Couchet
Executive director of April







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