The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals now provides wireless access to the Internet to individuals appearing in proceedings before the Board. Those interested in using the Board's system to access the Internet must sign a Request for Access to CBCA Internet Connection agreement. The agreement must be completed and returned to the Presiding Judge or Board Neutral by no later then noon, two working days before the proceeding. A request for access made on the day of the proceeding cannot be honored. Wireless Internet access is available at counsel tables in each courtroom, and in the lobby and the conference rooms. Users of the Board's wireless Internet access system must read the Disclaimer and the Frequently Asked Questions, and sign the Request for Access to CBCA Internet Connection agreement before access to the system is granted.
Users are not permitted to:
Upon the request of an individual appearing in a proceeding before the Board, the CBCA will make available wireless or network cable access to the Internet (the service). Before access is given, the individual requesting the use of the service must supply the user information specified below and acknowledge and agree to the following conditions:
Users should be aware that there are security, privacy, and confidentiality risks inherent in wireless communications and associated technology, and the CBCA does not make any assurances or warranties relating to such risks. No information considered confidential should be transmitted via this system. By using the system, users agree to be solely responsible for the content of all information they disseminate. Moreover, by using the Board's wireless Internet access system, users agree that the CBCA is not liable for any costs or damages, special, incidental or consequential, arising from the use of this service. The CBCA is not responsibe for any materials, information, products, or services on the Internet and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any communication made over the Board's wireless Internet access system.
The CBCA does not warrant that wireless access to the Internet over the Board's system will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components. Internet access at designated areas is provided only as a courtesy and may not be available at any requested time. The Board reserves the right to deny or restrict access to any user who abuses the network, such as through excessive bandwidth consumption or by using the network for any type of activity or purpose deemed by the Board to be unlawful, harassing, abusive, criminal, or fraudulent. The CBCA also reserves the right to monitor, intercept, and disclose any transmissions over or using our facilities, and to provide user information, use records, and other related information under certain circumstances (for example, in response to lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect the interests of the Board) to appropriate authorities. It is CBCA policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
By signing the Request for Access to CBCA Internet Connection agreement and using the free wireless Internet access service provided by the CBCA, you are agreeing to the disclaimer and limitations set forth above.
Wireless Internet access is available in each courtroom, at the counsel tables, and in the conference rooms and the lobby. Internet access is available in a wireless medium that is functional with the following standards: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. Wireless access is provided on an "as is" basis. Access to the system in the courtrooms is limited to counsel or other party representative.
Wireless access is provided on an "as available" basis. The CBCA does not warrant that this service will be uninterrupted. This service normally will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. on the days when the proceeding is taking place. Additional hours may be arranged with the CBCA's IT staff.
Report the problem to the Clerk's office. While we would like to help, for liability and cost reasons, CBCA personnel are strictly prohibited from handling or troubleshooting users' personal computers. If CBCA IT staff are contacted, they will only verify the current operational state of the wireless Internet access system. As the CBCA is not providing security, support, or related services, all questions regarding these topics, and whether and how a user should use the service, should be directed to an IT professional familiar with the user's hardware, software, and/or use policies.
The CBCA has provided Internet access for the convenience of counsel and other party representatives appearing before the Board. Its use is at your own risk.
There are restrictions and limits on the use of the wireless network. Feel free to browse the Web and communicate with your colleagues. However, internet activity such as downloading music, watching TV, or any other activity that consumes a large amount of bandwidth or has the potential of being disruptive is prohibited. Please remember to consider the security implications of using the wireless network and protect your computer appropriately. The CBCA provides you with no security protection while using the Internet on this system.
The wireless network is owned and operated by the CBCA.
You will need a computer with a wireless network card that supports the 802.11a or 802.11b standard or is 802.11g compatible.
You may need to set your network card using the Client Wireless Adapter setting.
Any computer with a wireless network card that supports 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g can be configured to use the wireless network. This includes all versions of Microsoft Windows. However, it is up to the user to make any necessary configuration changes to his/her personal computer.
No. Due to the unrestricted nature of this service, the wireless network should not be considered secure. Individuals using the wireless network should take the necessary precautions to ensure that their laptops are protected from network snoops and hackers.