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Greetings Marine!

The STARFLEET Marine Corps is a group affiliated with STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association Inc. The SFMC is considered an office under the Vice Commander, STARFLEET and as such reports to Vice Commander, STARFLEET. Fictionally, the SFMC is part of the Ground Forces that are rarely seen in the episodes but are assumed to be a part of the Naval Fleet of the United Federation of Planets. We are members of STARFLEET. The Corps does not have different requirements for membership, except that a STARFLEET Marine must be a member in good standing in STARFLEET. Although it does have a different name for each rank within the promotional system, and a different organizational structure than the Naval portion of STARFLEET, STARFLEET Marines are regular, dues paying members. Some STARFLEET members are Marine Reserve. These are members who are active in the naval portion of the Fleet AND with the Ground Forces area as well. Occasionally you may find a STARFLEET Marine who is or was active military, but this is not a requirement to be in the Corps.

State of INFOCOM April 2014


Greetings Marines,

As you may have read over the past couple of weeks companies have been scrambling to patch the heartbleed vulnerability on their computer systems. Basically if a system uses certain versions of openssl to secure the internet connection between the server and your computer a hacker could gain access to the server and even though your connection was encrypted (https) they could see your passwords. IT professionals have spent many long hours checking and double checking all their IT systems to make sure they are secure and up to date. Luckily, all of the systems I’m responsible for are secure and weren’t affected by the openssl issue.

If you do any online banking or anything else that uses a secure connection (https) by now you should have received notification that your account wasn’t affected or they have fixed any issues and you need to change your password. If you haven’t received anything, check the company’s website or contact their support team and ask if they had any issues and if so have problems been fixed. If they haven’t fixed the problem yet, ask them when they project the problem will be fixed. I would suggest not using their website until it is fixed because now that the word is out about the problem more and more hackers will be trying to exploit the issue before the companies can fix the problems.

I’m going to extend the deadline until May 31st for the staff position of editor attention on deck/ attention on deck extra. Here once again are the following requirements for the position.
Candidates for the position of ADOE Editor should meet the following criteria:
(1) Have passed OTS (OCC is recommended);
(2) Have passed PD-100 and PD-201 from the SFMCA; and
(3) Be a member of STARFLEET in good standing.
If you wish to apply for the editor position please send me your information and experience to infocom@sfi-sfmc.org
This is usually the section where I put the pingdom info. I usually don’t get the report for the current month until the last day of the month, so starting in next month’s report, I will be putting the previous month’s stats in the report.

Mark "Slayer" Anderson
Brigadier General, SFMC
COINFOCOM
Team Delta

Posted: April 2014 SFMCNewsBot