Cross-Domain RSS Processor and Router

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Department of Defense
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Laura McKinney
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Dave Hardman
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Galois proposes to develop a Cross-Domain RSS Processor and Router (CDRSS) that will serve as the junction between data sources and network clients at potentially different network sensitivity levels. RSS is one member of a growing family of standard protocols with a simple, fixed schema that enables automated processing. This type of capability will be increasingly important as Web Services are used to automate data processing between sensors and other data sources, intermediate servers, and end clients. This capability enables web services data to be processed by automated systems and fed to lightweight, embedded clients with low-bandwidth network connectivity. Adding cross-domain capability to RSS systems will increase the richness of data available to servers for processing, as well as to edge clients for informing decisions. The CDRSS will use the read-down capability provided by a trusted cross-domain file store as its primary cross-domain component. The CDRSS project will investigate architecture alternatives for routing, processing and subscribing to RSS data feeds, as well as for integrating with external systems. BENEFITS: The potential for applications to be built on the CDRSS is quite large. Today, RSS is widely used for aggregating human generated content (e.g. news releases, weblogs, etc.) and providing them to human subscribers (e.g. as a news feed in their browser). In the DoD context, this could translate to a wide array of applications, such as weather forecasts, personnel/logistics information, and Common Operating Picture track aggregation. We expect that over time, however, it will be regarded as a standard network component that can be easily adopted for use. Taking the above into account, we feel the market is on the order of hundreds to several thousands of units per year for a reasonably mature product. Success of this technology will require adoption and integration by other systems vendors and integrators. We have already had discussions with a major DoD contractor about this technology, they have indicated to us a strong interest on their part to incorporate this technology into a collection of technologies they are developing in the context of Distributed Operations.

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