Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System

Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System

The Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS pronounced jaywicks) is a system of interconnected computer networks used by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of StateFact|date=August 2008 to transmit classified information over TCP/IP in a secure environment. It is cleared up to Top Secret and SCIFact|date=August 2008 by packet switching It also provides services such as hypertext documents and electronic mail. In other words, the JWICS is the DoD’s classified version of the civilian Internet together with its counterpart, "SIPRNet". JWICS superseded the earlier DSNET2 and DSNET3, the Top Secret and SCI levels of the Defense Data Network based on ARPANET technology.

See also

* Defense Data Network
* Intellipedia

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