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Logical Network Boundary Controller (LNBC)

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Department of Homeland Security
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3526
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Logical Network Boundary Controller (LNBC)
Agency: DHS
Contract: D07PC75181 (formerly NBCHC070119)
Award Amount: $749,791.00


The Department of Homeland Security and other government law enforcement agencies have identified the need for a technological capability for getting mission critical and time-sensitive information to people who need it in a secure and timely fashion. The traditional approach to implementing secure boundary controls across networks relies on strict physical separation of networks. The approach of using trusted operating system platforms and automated guards has proven to be unworkable for multimedia applications and cost prohibitive for most civilian environments. During Phase I of this STTR, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) and the University of Minnesota defined an innovative technology called Logical Network Boundary Controller (LNBC) that will cost-effectively distribute information to multiple security domain users across multiple physical networks without compromising the security of the data. The technology will facilitate secure cross-domain collaborations for both synchronous (e.g. audio/video conference, chat) and asynchronous (e.g. document sharing, email) applications. Based on the confirmed feasibility, during the proposed Phase II effort, the team will implement a full prototype of LNBC to provide a low-cost solution for cross-domain information sharing in a variety of digital media for Homeland Security as well as other civilian operations.

Principal Investigator:

John Wu
(952) 829-5864

Business Contact:

Rick Edin
Contracts Manager
(952) 829-5864
Small Business Information at Submission:

Architecture Technology Corporation
9977 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3552

EIN/Tax ID: 411403674
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Minnesota
Sponsored Projects Administration
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2070
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university