BlueSpace Federal has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Air Force Research Laboratory – Information Directorate (AFRL/RI), Cross Domain Innovation & Science (CDIS) Engineering group, led by Michael J. Mayhew – AFRL/RIEB, to research the integration of MLS 2.0 with key AFRL research initiatives and programmes.
The goal of the CRADA is to benefit the intelligence community and the warfighter by increasing the value of AFRL and BlueSpace capabilities.
The CRADA is designed to foster the sharing of knowledge between AFRL and BlueSpace in secure cross-domain research areas, including cyber visualisation, system management, mobile devices, tagged data, command and control, and big data. In addition, AFRL and BlueSpace will continue to work on integration of MLS 2.0 capabilities with AFRL secure cross-domain programmes of record.
MLS 2.0 is an innovative approach to cross domain applications that transfers only highly constrained XML through a certified data guard to provide a unified user experience across multiple security domains and systems. MLS 2.0 applications can take advantage of trusted workstations to further enhance the user experience.
"The MLS 2.0 approach is a compelling way to provide cross domain capabilities," said Dr. Ryan Durante, chief of cross domain solutions and innovation at Air Force Research Laboratory. "Combined with AFRL programs and research we expect to see new concepts, prototypes and program capabilities that will benefit the warfighter."
Pat Motola, CEO of BlueSpace, said: "I am excited about the ways this cooperative research agreement can accelerate delivery of innovative cross-domain solutions.
"AFRL cross-domain solutions are powerful platforms for delivery of new cross-domain capabilities to the warfighter. By using these platforms, combined with AFRL research and MLS 2.0, I expect to see new cross domain capabilities that can go from the lab to the warfighter very rapidly."