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July 15, 2003

Publish and Perish

Dissertation Could Be Security Threat (Laura Blumenfeld, Washington Post, 6/17/03) - Talk about a grad student's worst nightmare. Your prof thinks your dissertation is "tedious and unimportant." Dates don't want to hear about it. But because Sean Gorman mapped out publicly available information about the nation's fiber optic network and connected this data to key sectors of business and industry, government officials and CEO's want his dissertation, the basis for one's academic career, classified. "He should turn it in to his professor, get his grade -- and then they both should burn it," said Richard Clarke, who until recently was the White House cyberterrorism chief." Yikes.

Yours, &c., LC | 05:09 PM | Internet & Tech