December 06, 2005

The Navy Loves Us?

I wonder what a someone from the Major Shared Resource Center was doing visiting Bloodless Coup? It came up in the site meter as a simple, but nothing comes up for that site. What comes up from google is this:

DoD Warning

This Department of Defense computer system is subject to monitoring at all times.
Unauthorized access is prohibited by Public Law 99-474
(The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986).
WARNING!!! This is a Department of Defense computer system. All DoD computer systems are subject to monitoring at all times to ensure proper functioning of equipment and systems, including security devices and systems, to prevent unauthorized use and violations of statutes and security regulations, to deter criminal activity, and for other similar purposes. If monitoring of this or any other DoD computer system reveals possible evidence of violation of criminal statutes, this evidence and any other related information, including identification information about the user may be provided to law enforcement officials. Use of this computer system constitutes a consent to monitoring at all times. If monitoring reveals possible criminal activities or violations of security regulations, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

Well, I suppose I should say welcome to some DoD person, who is visitor 15,370.

Domain Name ? (Military)IP Address 140.32.16.# (Naval Ocean Systems Center)
ISP Naval Ocean Systems CenterLocation 
Continent : North America
Country : United States  (Facts)
State : California
City : Sacramento
Lat/Long : 38.534, -121.4435 (Map)
Language unknownOperating System Microsoft WinXPBrowser Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Javascript disabledTime of Visit Dec 6 2005 3:26:00 pmLast Page View Dec 6 2005 3:26:00 pmVisit Length 0 secondsPage Views 1Referring URLunknownVisit Entry Page Exit Page Zone unknownVisitor's Time UnknownVisit Number 15,370

I wonder if they were referred by someone in the Navy.

Domain Name ? (Military)IP Address 205.67.218.# (Naval Ocean Systems Center)
ISP Naval Ocean Systems CenterLocation 
Continent : North America
Country : United States  (Facts)
State : Rhode Island
City : Prudence Island
Lat/Long : 41.6152, -71.3168 (Map)
Language unknownOperating System Microsoft Win2000Browser Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Javascript disabledTime of Visit Dec 5 2005 4:39:40 pmLast Page View Dec 5 2005 4:39:40 pmVisit Length 0 secondsPage Views 1Referring URLunknownVisit Entry Page Exit Page Zone unknownVisitor's Time UnknownVisit Number 15,318  

From coast to coast, it looks like the Naval Oceans System people have a thing for Bloodless Coup.

Or maybe not. Searching the IP address brings this:

OrgName: DoD Network Information Center


Address: 3990 E. Broad Street

City: Columbus

StateProv: OH

PostalCode: 43218

Country: US

NetRange: -


NetName: SUM-DET-5

NetHandle: NET-140-32-0-0-1

Parent: NET-140-0-0-0-0

NetType: Direct Assignment

NameServer: NS1.ARL.ARMY.MIL

NameServer: NS1.NOSC.MIL


Comment: DoD HPCMO

Comment: 1010 North Glebe Rd

Comment: Arlington, VA 22201 US

RegDate: 1990-04-08

Updated: 2005-11-03

Let's see, that includes the flyover state of Ohio, and doesn't have anything to do with Oceans. And then there is Arlington, metro DC area, and Army tags.

Trying to go to NOSC.MIL redirects here. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

SPAWAR Command Information

Mission Statement
SPAWAR Enterprise “delivers” FORCEnet – "transforming information into decisive effects."

Vision Statement
“FORCEnet is the decisive weapon for the future Force”

“We are dedicated to the Joint warfighters, who stand in harms way preserving our peace and defending our nation and its allies against aggression at home and abroad.”

Hey, it is the Navy after all. And they have this fun-looking thing called FORCEnet.

FORCEnet is not an IT program or even a series of programs. It is a foundation and catalyst -- an ..."operational construct and architectural framework for Naval Warfare in the Information Age which integrates Warriors, sensors, networks, command and control, platforms, and weapons into a networked, distributed combat force, scalable across the spectrum of conflict from seabed to space and sea to land."

-- CNO Strategic Study Group XXI Definition

If you check out their handy organizational chart, it shows where the SPAWAR fits in with other missions (below "ships," evidently). Clicking on the orgchart takes you to the Program Executive Office, which obviously has people reading Dilbert, since their motto is "Setting a Course: Acquiring IT for an Evolving Enterprise." Very catchy.

Now, I'm a computer dummy in the scheme of things. I just had some time on my hands today because my brain was fried from too much grading, and I decided to visit our sitemeter stats while cleaning out more porn spam from the comments and pings. If someone was really trying to hide, and throw up these IPs as a screen, I'd be fooled, and I wouldn't have the skills to track it down. I do know people in the industry because of my line of work, and they are far too smart to visit my website from their work computers, and they aren't in the Navy part of the industry anyway. So, what the hell?

Moral of the story? Do you play with your sitemeter and ARINWHOIS? Maybe you should.

And I should add a beret tip to Jesus' General who started me thinking about all this awhile ago after he found special visitors at his site.

Posted by binky at December 6, 2005 07:08 PM | TrackBack | Posted to SiteNotes


don't take my word for it but if memory serves me ocean systems is a cold war apparatus one of three prongs of the anti submarine warfare service. very hush hush top secret.which makes it strange since you are obviously not a soviet sub.

Posted by: bubba d at December 7, 2005 11:05 AM | PERMALINK
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