Arpanet

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Arpanet

The first digital network that utilized packet switching, which is the transmission of data, regardless of content, in manageable chunks called packets. This was a revolutionary technology and ultimately led to the creation of the modern Internet. It was developed in the 1960s by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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He became convinced that hackers were using the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory as a path to MILNET.
That fingerprint is then applied to an EDS Smart Card, which military personnel can use to vote online via the MILNET (a military intranet) and/or commercial Internet.
V-ONE will also show a turn key security system connecting a local sensitive network to the unclassified MILNET that is currently in operation in the Department of Defense.