Secondary protocol

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=Secondary protocol
=Captain Gault
=Mercenary team
The '''secondary protocol''' is a set of DHARMA Initiative operational instructions obtained by Charles Widmore that was used by the the ''Kahana's'' mercenary team. The protocol contained information that the mercenaries were able to use to discover the location of Benjamin Linus following the mercenary team's Barracks battle on the Barracks. {{crossref}}

==On the ''Kahana''==
Martin Keamy retrieved the file containing the secondary protocol from inside a safe hidden in a filing cabinet in the captain's stateroom aboard the freighter.  The safe required two keys to open; one key was possessed by Keamy and the other by Captain Gault. Keamy took Gault's key by force before opening the safe, much to Gault's dismay, who claimed that he and Keamy were supposed to open the safe together. Although the content of the Secondary Protocol was never seen nor mentioned, it addressed the Orchid, as Keamy seemed to know where to go immediately after reading the protocol, and it bore the DHARMA_Logos of the Orchid station. {{crossref}} {{crossref}}

==On the Island==
When Daniel Faraday overheard that Keamy was heading to the Orchid station, he became concerned and told Charlotte that Keamy was operating by the secondary protocol and that they would have to get off the Island. {{crossref}}
* The secondary protocol was secured with a technique known as the "wikipediaTwo-man_rule|"Two-man rule"." This is a control mechanism that is supposed to ensure safety, security, and/or control over something significantly dangerous and/or valuable.  The implementation of the two-man rule in this case was exceptionally poor.
* The Two-man rule is used to enforce a key security concept known as ''wikipediaseparation of duties''.

==Unanswered questions==
* What did the secondary protocol contain?

frProtocole de secours
CategoryDHARMA Initiative