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XML Guard

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-04-C-0180
Agency Tracking Number: F041-094-0504
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-094
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-01-30
Small Business Information
474 Phoenix Dr.
Rome, NY 13441
United States
DUNS: 839447190
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Marcinkowski
 Project Manager
 (315) 838-7035
Business Contact
 Gloria Morat
Title: Director of Contracting
Phone: (315) 838-7009
Research Institution

The adoption of XML as the underlying paradigm by which a wide range of commercial, Government and Military systems communicate is fundamentally changing the way in which systems interact. Since many mission critical data flows for government, DoD, and commercial systems occur across security domains or organizational boundaries, XML-enablement of cross domain controlled interfaces, to include Guard systems, is a pertinent research and development endeavor that, once proven, will likely find itself on the fast-track to producing an operational commercially viable capability. Operational cross domain solutions, like the ISSE Guard, are already successfully utilizing XML technology to include XML DTD-based and schema-based validation techniques. However, more R&D is needed. The Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT), XML Path Language (XPath), Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), and XML Access Control Language (XACL) are but a few of the XML technologies which appear to have applicability to the controlled interfaces of tomorrow. This effort will focus on: determining if, and where, these technologies can be employed, assessing what the potential security, infrastructure and performance related implications are of their integration into future controlled interfaces, and demonstrating, via one of more prototypes, the use of leading edge XML technology in a guard application.

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