SPAN: Riding the winds of change



The latest Data Systems Users Working Group (DSUWG, also known as SPAN Users Group) meeting was held October 24–26, 1988, in Anaheim, Calif. While the meeting contained all the normal topics of discussion, this gathering focused its attention on understanding recent changes imposed by NASA Headquarters that affect SPAN's current and future operation. The major emphasis of this meeting report is explaining changes that have occurred within NASA and what effect these changes have upon you, the computing network user. Highlights are also included for two other areas that may be of interest: security and European SPAN.