I think an outside organization would be best.  It provides six degrees 
of separation from any institutional (.gov .mil) prohibition against 
Zoom.  Any such contractor should have trained personnel and equipment 
on hand.  (Otherwise they wouldn't be a contractor worth their salt.  So 
I'd pick a long standing contractor and avoid any start-ups.)

A story about short term military contract done in a hurry:

Back in the day, my brother-in-law had a small lighting and grip company 
near Burbank.  He had one of the few companies in Southern California 
with any know-how to install and operate old fashioned Klieg Lights.  He 
was given a short term contract to set them up for the earliest night 
landings for the space shuttle, not so much to assist landing the 
shuttle, but so they could get good video of the shuttle's landing 
during darkness.  (I think it was Edwards AFB.)  Klieg Lights only 
lasted several minutes before they would burn out.  So timing for the 
landing was critical.  The landing was a media success and the Flag 
Officers were duly impressed.

It was never mentioned, but at the time my brother-in-law and nearly all 
of his stage crew were illegal aliens and got base access.

That would never be allowed to happen Today.  (Or could it?)


On 5/1/20 12:53 PM, Stephen Downes-Martin wrote:
> Joe
>
> Most of the problems with zoom were the result of the zoom meeting 
> host not selecting the proper settings (eg password required to enter, 
> password emailed to registrants just before the meeting, all who enter 
> the meeting are held in the "waiting room" before being allowed to 
> enter, a list of registrants to compare with people in the waiting 
> room, etc) and participants posting the meeting details to their 
> social media accounts. That last problem partially handled by the 
> meeting organizer putting ROE into the invitation email sent to 
> registrants.
>
> Other problems (encryption etc) dealt with by the latest release of Zoom.
>
> So, Zoom is not as secure as gotomeeting for example but is easier to 
> use and control, and gotomeeting is not perfect. Neither is.
>
> The real issue is whether the collaboration meeting system requires a 
> download to the participant machine or whether the web-accessed 
> approaches are blocked by the institutional gateway.
>
> The Connections planning team are discussing which system(s) to use, 
> whether to contract with an organization to run the conference, and 
> what training is required for people who will facilitate and moderate 
> each session.
>
> All the best
>
> Stephen
>
> Stephen Downes-Martin, Ph.D.
> Research Fellow, US Naval War College
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>
> On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 12:42 PM Saur, Joseph M. 
> <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>     Stephen,
>
>     I have heard that the military has implemented certain
>     restrictions on the use of Zoom; were those discussed, and/or will
>     specific guidelines be promulgated to help attendees avoid being
>     Zoom-bombed?
>
>     Joe
>
>     *From:*SIW-SG-WARGAME
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>     *Stephen Downes-Martin
>     *Sent:* Friday, May 1, 2020 11:50 AM
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>     Hi all
>
>     Connections US will be online only. Zoom versus Gotomeeting is TBD
>     for presentations, keynote speeches, discussion groups, plenaries,
>     etc. Other techs being investigated for game demos and game lab.
>     Schedule is the week of 10 August. Will include Connections UK,
>     Netherlands, Scandinavia, France.
>
>     All the best
>
>     Stephen
>
>     Stephen Downes-Martin, Ph.D.
>
>     Research Fellow, US Naval War College
>
>     401-935-4808 (mobile)
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>     On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 10:41 AM Saur, Joseph M.
>     <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>         Chuck,
>
>         How did the Connections meeting go?  Any details on how they
>         plan to run the conference?  Or what technology they plan to
>         pursue?
>
>         Joe
>
>         *From:* SIW-SG-WARGAME
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>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf
>         Of *Charles Turnitsa
>         *Sent:* Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:52 PM
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>         *Subject:* EXT: Re: Transition from SG to SSG
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>         Thanks Curt, this is a helpful example.
>
>         Sent from my iPad
>
>
>         On Apr 30, 2020, at 12:24 PM, Blais, Curtis (Curt) (CIV)
>         <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>             We need to modify our TOR to change the name from Study
>             Group to Standing Study Group. For reference, I’ve
>             attached the ENGTAM SSG’s TOR that we can pattern after
>             (mainly a change in name to SSG and rework of the period
>             of performance). We also need to produce an annual report
>             for the first year (March 2019 to March 2020).  Can be
>             pretty brief since a lot of the work has been formative,
>             together with the draft survey. I’ve attached a template
>             for an annual report.
>
>             Curt
>
>             Curtis Blais, PhD
>
>             NPS MOVES Institute
>
>             831-656-3215
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>             <TEMPLATE Final Report.docx>
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