(Global Resource Systems)
"GRS" = 17 (Full Reduction)
"Q" = 17 (English Ordinal)
Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life
April 26, 2021
While the world was distracted with President Donald Trump leaving office on Jan. 20, an obscure Florida company discreetly announced to the world’s computer networks a startling development: It now was managing a huge unused swath of the Internet that, for several decades, had been owned by the U.S. military. What happened next was stranger still. The company, Global Resource Systems LLC, kept adding to its zone of control. Soon it had claimed 56 million IP addresses owned by the Pentagon. Three months later, the total was nearly 175 million. That’s almost 6 percent of a coveted traditional section of Internet real estate — called IPv4 — where such large chunks are worth billions of dollars on the open market. The entities controlling the largest swaths of the Internet generally are telecommunications giants whose names are familiar: AT&T, China Telecom, Verizon. But now at the top of the list was Global Resource Systems — a company founded only in September that has no publicly reported federal contracts and no obvious public-facing website. The change is the handiwork of an elite Pentagon unit known as the Defense Digital Service, which reports directly to the secretary of defense. The DDS bills itself as a “SWAT team of nerds” tasked with solving emergency problems for the department and conducting experimental work to make big technological leaps for the military. Brett Goldstein, the DDS’s director, said that his unit had authorized a “pilot effort” publicizing the IP space owned by the Pentagon.
"Global Resource Systems LLC" = 300 (English Ordinal)
"President Hillary R Clinton" = 300 (English Ordinal)
Pentagon ends mysterious program, Defense Department retakes control of 175 million IP addresses
September 10, 2021
A Pentagon program that delegated management of a huge swath of the Internet to a Florida company in January 2021 — just minutes before President Trump left office — has ended as mysteriously as it began, with the Defense Department retaking control of 175 million IP addresses. At its peak, the company, Global Resource Systems, controlled almost 6 percent of a section of the Internet called IPv4. The IP addresses had been under Pentagon control for decades but left unused, despite being potentially worth billions of dollars on the open market, and had never been sold or leased to Global Resource Systems. They were merely put under its control for the pilot program created by an elite Pentagon unit known as the Defense Digital Service, which reports directly to the secretary of defense and bills itself as a “SWAT team of nerds” that solves emergency problems and conducts experimental work for the military. The Pentagon shed little new light on exactly what the pilot program was doing or why it now has ended, but it's clear that its mission has been extended even as it comes more formally under Pentagon control.
"Defense Digital Service" = 201 (English Ordinal)
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