Boeing to Debut International Information-sharing Solutions at Cross Domain Conference
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 5, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it will showcase its latest cross-domain transfer solutions -- which feature technology accredited at the highest level of protection in the United States for secure information sharing -- at the 2010 Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) Conference, Aug. 9-12 in Boston. These solutions support U.S., coalition, and international partners with technology that provides more robust capabilities in sharing sensitive information during critical time-sensitive missions, including military and emergency-response and -recovery efforts.
Boeing's solutions employ technology from one of the company's recent acquisitions, eXMeritus. Boeing’s eXMeritus HardwareWall application allows secure transfer of information among networks operating at different security levels and is one of only a few technologies listed on the Office of National Intelligence UCDMO Baseline, a re-use list of solutions already certified and accredited by sponsoring agencies. Boeing's eXMeritus HardwareWall 1U Tactical Appliance, its latest cross-domain transfer solution, provides customers with more computing power across three security classifications in a more compact size and lighter weight to support enterprise-level and ready-for-flight applications.
"One of the key challenges our customers have discussed with us is the need to share sensitive information among allies quickly during critical missions," said Dewey Houck, director, Boeing Intelligence & Security Systems (I&SS) Mission Systems. "The HardwareWall technology addresses those challenges with a flexible system that supports both enterprise-level and airborne platforms, enabling customers to produce actionable intelligence and counter global threats across a range of security and network domains."
At the conference, Boeing also will feature its Exportable Cross Domain Solution (XDS), an international solution using HardwareWall technology that allows government leaders to share secure data in order to plan and monitor critical situations. Boeing demonstrated the XDS system to the Canadian government earlier this year in response to Canada's current need for information-sharing capabilities among local authorities and between Canadian and U.S. forces.
"The XDS system represents Boeing's commitment to an important set of international customers," said Houck. "The capability effectively demonstrates how international allies are able to plan and monitor a situation and then quickly respond when help is needed across a diverse geographic footprint. Information is easily transferred among security classifications and among a diverse set of organizations as situations unfold in real time."
Boeing I&SS Mission Systems provides the subject matter expertise, technical excellence, and operational experience required to support the horizontal integration of the U.S. Intelligence Community by providing services and support for global situational awareness content management and knowledge capture. Boeing's solutions support the seamless integration of military and intelligence missions via the use of open standards and commercial technology.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security  is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.
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