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Title: Agile Agent Architecture for LArge-Scale Computer Network Defense.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Cybercraft Workshop held April 17-18, 2007 in Colorado Springs, CO.
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United States

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Goldsmith, Steven Y. Agile Agent Architecture for LArge-Scale Computer Network Defense.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Goldsmith, Steven Y. Agile Agent Architecture for LArge-Scale Computer Network Defense.. United States.
Goldsmith, Steven Y. Sun . "Agile Agent Architecture for LArge-Scale Computer Network Defense.". United States. doi:.
title = {Agile Agent Architecture for LArge-Scale Computer Network Defense.},
author = {Goldsmith, Steven Y.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}

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