Beyond HOPE
Feds to Appear at Conference!


We know from the past that agents of the United States federal government love hacker con's, and Beyond HOPE is no different! While we don't expect any trouble from our federal friends (both overt and covert), you can be sure they will be there. And they make for a great game of spot the fed!

There's no way to know who's actually going to show up, but we do know who's been following the planning of the conference. What follows is a list of military and governmental agencies which have expressed an interest in Beyond HOPE. See you there!


Army Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT) at Fort Belvoir (Virginia)
China Lake Naval Base (China Lake, California)
Commander Naval Surface Force United States Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVSURFLANT) at Naval Sea Systems Command Detachment (SPEAR) (Naval Station Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (Arlington, Virginia)
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) (Arlington, Virginia)
Eglin Air Force Base (Florida)
Fleet Material Support Office (FMSO) (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Fort Belvoir (Virginia)
Fort McPherson (Georgia)
Hanscom Air Force Base (Massachusetts)
Headquarters, Pacific Air Force
Joint Spectrum Center (JSC) (Annapolis, Maryland)
Kelly Air Force Base (Texas)
Lajes Air Force Base (Lajes, Azores)
MacDill Air Force Base (Tampa, Florida)
McClellan Air Force Base (California)
Multilayer Information Systems Security Initiative (MISSI)
     at the National Computer Security Center (NCSC) (Fort Meade, Maryland)
National Computer Security Center (NCSC) (Fort Meade, Maryland)
National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) (Fairfax, Virginia)
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Naval Sea Systems Command Detachment (SPEAR) (Naval Station Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) (Monterey, California)
NCTAMS LANT (unknown Navy agency) (Norfolk, Virginia)
Nellis Air Force Base (Nevada)
Picatinny Arsenal (New Jersey)
Robins Air Force Base (Georgia)
Rock Island Arsenal (Mississippi River, between Iowa and Illinois)
Scott Air Force Base (Illinois)
SAIA (unknown Air Force agency)
Unified Atlantic Region Network Operations Center (UARNOC)
     (NCTAMS LANT DET Hampton Roads) (Norfolk, Virginia)
United States Air Force Academy (Colorado)
United States Air Force, Engineering and Analysis (San Antonio, Texas)
United States Army Signal Command (USASC) (Fort Knox, Kentucky)
United States Coast Guard (USCG) (Washington, DC)
United States Air Force (Headquarters) (Washington, DC)
United States Army Intelligence Center (USAIC) at Fort McPherson (Georgia)
United States Military Pacific Command (PACOM) (Camp Smith, Hawaii)
Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)
Yokota Air Force Base (Yokota, Japan)

Among the especially notable agencies listed above are: the National Computer Security Center (NCSC), responsible for the security of the nation's computer systems (they have shown particularly strong interest); Nellis Air Force Base (home of Area 51); Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the place where crashed UFO's are allegedly taken for examination; the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the agency building the Defense Messaging System (DMS); Fort Belvoir, home of Information Systems Command and ACERT; the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), home of most government defense research; the Air Force Engineering and Analysis wing, home of the Computer Security Accreditation Plan (CSAP).

Please note that some of the above sites are restricted to .MIL hosts, meaning that you (probably) can't get to them. (Don't dispair, there's always DNS spoofing... oops!) If you do find any real bad links above, please e-mail <>.

NEW! Government (non-military)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)(Suitland, Maryland)
General Accounting Office (Washington, DC)
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory,
    Feynman Computing Center (Batavia, Illinois)
San Diego Data Processing Corp. (San Diego, California)
Ohio Data Network (State of Iowa)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Washington, DC)
Community Open Source Program Office

Why isn't my agency listed?

There are many ways to get your agency listed here. That should be obvious, since few of the above agencies had an inkling that we were aware of their interest. The easiest way is just to come to Beyond HOPE! Visit the registration area to learn how. If, for some contrived reason, you don't want your agency on this list, mail <>. So far, the webmaster has received no mail to this effect. :-)

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