KOTS: Secure, Reliable Info Sharing for GIG & SWIM

Period of Performance: 05/05/2009 - 08/04/2011


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Topia Technology, Inc.
1119 Pacific AveSuite 1600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Principal Investigator


The prototype for this Phase II SBIR fundamentally provides a way to assure that objectives will be reached given sufficient resources. This assurance comes from numerous sources. First, an on-time application provides the means to schedule and dispatch computing resources such that system priorities will be observed. Second, using a Linda spaces framework provides the means to avoid latencies and to scale computational resources. Third, the use of an enterprise service bus that incorporates not only translation of data to standard interfaces but also translation of protocols to standard protocols provides a basis for creating interoperability at the heart of the system. Fourth, decoupling the cross-domain guards from application details allows the creation of guards that do not need to be re-accredited when applications and system change. Fifth, the modularization of the system allows the parts of the system to be replaced by alternatives that are appropriate for the level and kind of service the system requires. Last, the speed and intelligence of the system is not only balanced by its flexibility to deal with a variety of different communication circumstances but also by the guarantee that there will be very high data integrity and auditing of the process. BENEFIT: Topia''''s current commercialization plans include:  Licensing of both the turnkey SOA solution and its sale-able individual components; and  Design and development of custom applications built on the stack. Topia has identified customers of these products in two forms: resellers and enterprises. Resellers of the technology would largely take the form of lead system integrators (LSI) for large-scale government integration efforts, many of which are experiencing difficulty in implementing effective SOA systems and many more of which are yet to be funded. For non-government implementations, Topia will concentrate on sales to enterprises (here, large companies, non-profits, or academic organizations). Both groupsresellers and enterpriseswill be customers of licensed and customized products. Anticipated benefits for mission-critical information sharing systems include: -quality assurance -hot failover -linear scalability -security -modularity -extremely high integrity