Cross Domain Information Sharing

Balancing the tension between the need-to-share information and the need-to-protect information in interacting domains, such as those that exist in coalition operations and security domains.

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is becoming increasingly important to, and entrenched in, the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) for military and intelligence operations, including initiatives such as Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES). While SOA includes services and support for security, such as access control, these initiatives have largely concentrated only on providing security within domains, not across them. Simultaneously, cross-domain technologies and solutions have begun emerging to handle the growing requirement to service the need to share information critical to military operations, disaster response, national intelligence, and other situations, as well as to balance the need to share with the traditional need to protect sensitive or classified information within and across domains. Raytheon BBN Technologies has a number of ongoing research aimed at improving cross domain information sharing by enabling discovery of service information, providing dynamic policy management, managing identities and entitlements, and performing Quality of Service (QoS) management in the context of cross domain environments.

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