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RBAC-based Workflow

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Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
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2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Virtual Globe, Inc. (Rockwise)
223 Sumac Circle Morgantown, WV 27612
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: RBAC-based Workflow
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $299,629.00


Role-based workflow (RBW) is a NIST invention that used RBAC technology to implement workflow, with the goal of making workflow easier to maintain and more secure. At this time, Virtual Global has completed a Phase I SBIR effort, in which computer software was created to automate the invention in the form of web services. The Phase I effort was successful in proving the feasibility of the invention, as well as discovering commercial applications of the invention for secure software that manages healthcare records. Specifically, RBW provides hospital staff with momentary access to a single record on an ¿as needed¿ basis, rather than 24/7 access to thousands of records, thus dramatically improving security and reduce risks within the healthcare software systems. This Phase II proposal describes how Virtual Global will commercialize RBW, in order to bring the NIST invention into the mainstream. The proposed Phase II effort involves finishing software development, documentation and preparing for a successful product launch. Virtual Global will also prototype a real-world healthcare application using its TeamHost Cloud Computing System.

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Virtual Globe, Inc. (Rockwise)
223 Sumac Circle Morgantown, WV 27612

Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No