Logical Network Boundary Controller (LNBC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC060130
Agency Tracking Number: 615001
Amount: $99,837.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB06.1-007
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Wu
 ComputerScientist
 (952) 829-5864
 jwu@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Rick Edin
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: redin@atcorp.com
Research Institution
 University of Minnesota
 Judith Krzyzek
 Sponsored Projects Administration
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN, 55455-0207
 (612) 624-5599
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The current, dominant 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. The proposed STTR collaboration between Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) and the University of Minnesota will develop a technology called Logical Network Boundary Controllers (LNBC) that will effectively distribute information to multiple security level 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. The COTS-based technology will provide a low-cost solution to cross-domain information sharing in a variety of digital media for Homeland Security as well as other civilian operations.

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