XAware, Inc., a leader in XML-based information exchange and data integration, announces XA-Xchange for Homeland Security applications. XA- Xchange is a comprehensive software package that enables government agencies involved in homeland security initiatives to complete information sharing projects in weeks, rather than the months or years that traditional approaches can take to complete. These government agencies and those that they serve benefit from rapid implementation, interoperability and information-on-demand capabilities enabled by XA-Xchange for Homeland Security.

“Officials and agencies at all levels of government are under enormous pressure to complete information sharing projects that will strengthen the nation’s ability to defend against terrorism,” said Bill Miller, XAware’s chief executive officer. “XAware offers a solution which dramatically reduces development costs and timeframes associated with information exchange. Complex government infrastructures and data resources quickly become accessible through real-time and on-demand views from disparate systems.”

From law enforcement, emergency management and fire, to transportation and health departments, government agencies at all levels are initiating projects to exchange and share critical information to better prepare, prevent, respond to and recover from events and threats to the United States. These projects include the aggregation of 911 information, creation of emergency situation centers, disease monitoring and data exchange and sharing of criminal and court records. Common to all of these projects is the urgent need to expose and exchange information from existing systems, legacy applications and databases in real-time while conforming to the unique security requirements of each system.

XAware’s unique approach is based on patented software with advanced enterprise information integration (EII) capabilities of its XA-Suite product. These advanced features include bi-directional read/write capabilities, support for any number of data sources in a single view, rapid application development IDE with configuration wizards and a standards-based architecture that leverages XML, Web Services and Java technologies.

Coupled with mobile client and GIS support, a Web portal, database and application connectivity to hundreds of structured and unstructured formats from mainframe CICS to Oracle DB as well as email and short messaging resources, government agencies have access to aggregated views of information to more effectively manage operations. The result is that agencies are able to rapidly and securely integrate information about incidents, people, assets, facilities and processes as part of their respective homeland security plans and responsibilities.

As information sharing increases across legacy application and database boundaries, security requirements need to be preserved. XA-Xchange enhances security by providing authorization and authentication capabilities, enabling agencies to conform to rigid and varied security constraints.

XAware’s proven information sharing software is currently deployed in key federal agencies including the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency and Bureau of Land Management – as well as state and local governments in Alaska, California, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and New Mexico.

A white paper entitled "Homeland Security: IT Issues and Challenges" is available for download at http://www.xaware.com/whitepapers/. This paper provides details about XAware’s capabilities for homeland security initiatives.

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