Logical Network Boundary Controller (LNBC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D07PC75181 (formerly NBCHC070119)
Agency Tracking Number: 0615001
Amount: $749,791.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB06.1-007
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9977 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344-3552
DUNS: 052062833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Wu
 (952) 829-5864
Business Contact
 Rick Edin
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: redin@atcorp.com
Research Institution
 University of Minnesota
 Sponsored Projects Administration
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN, 55455-2070
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 Nonprofit college or university

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.

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