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Crisis Response Operations in NATO Operating Systems (CRONOS) is a system of interconnected computer networks used by NATO to transmit classified information. It provides NATO Secret level operations, with access to NATO intelligence applications and databases. As of 1999, a wide area network of NT computers used in NATO in Europe.[1] CRONOS provides e-mail, the Microsoft Office Suite, etc.[2] It provides informal messaging (e-mail) and information sharing within the NATO community.[3] There is no connectivity between CRONOS and any US network or with the coalition wide area network.[4]

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  1. ^ Microsoft Security Advisor (February 1999). "Microsoft Windows NT Server Supports Secure Communications for NATO Operations". Archived from the original on 2000-02-29. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  2. ^ Larry K. Wentz. "Lessons From Bosnia: The IFOR Experience". Retrieved 2007-01-01.
  3. ^ "Delivering e-Defence: Chapter 3 - Delivering operations - Our Missions and Responsibilities" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-01-01.
  4. ^ "Newsletter for Information Assurance Technology Professionals" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-01-01.

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