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Project Guardian
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project, security A project which grew out of the ARPA
support for Multics and the sale of Multics systems to the
US Air Force. The USAF wanted a system that could be used to
handle more than one security classification of data at a
time. They contracted with Honeywell and MITRECorporation to figure out how to do this. Project Guardian
led to the creation of the Access Isolation Mechanism, the
forerunner of the B2 labeling and star property support in
Multics. The DoD Orange Book was influenced by the
experience in building secure systems gained in Project