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					                                DATA INTEGRATION
                          WITH ‘NOVAHEAD’ TECHNOLOGY
ABOUT ‘NOVAHEADinc’:

NOVAHEADinc is a Phoenix-based software development company founded in 1999. The founders of
NOVAHEAD observed that hardware was changing constantly; therefore, leading edge software had to
be flexible and capable of delivering more content from existing and ever changing data formats. They
saw that more customers were planning integration of wireless capability in their business solutions.
With these realizations Xponential Server was developed over a three-year period using open standards.

The NOVAHEAD founders, in addition to their key employees, are all highly experienced in their
respective areas of expertise. The staff at Novahead has extensive experience working with/for large
national/international companies whose ability to respond to new technology requirements was slow and
sometimes ineffective. To overcome this problem NOVAHEAD has developed software that fulfills a
current very pressing and important need of customers in a very creative and cost effective manner with
flexibility to address future data integration requirements.

PROBLEM:

Companies and government agencies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on both hardware and
software and are now pressed with the need to integrate the information from these mostly disparate
systems with information from other systems and planned future systems. For all companies and agencies
the solutions to this issue are limited by budget and time constraints and their investment in the existing
hardware and software cannot be summarily discarded. Most improvements and solutions that are in
development or testing tend to be mid to long-term and focus on new hardware and software insertion as
the method to improve capabilities. Though not unique to the government, the need to modernize yet
control costs demand the creative use of available technology with a migration path to future
modernization. This paper will focus on the government’s modernization needs but realize that corporate
America faces these same challenges.

The National Strategy for Homeland Security outlined by President George W. Bush identified four
unique component parts, among which, Science and Technology provide the key advantage to securing
the homeland. Sorting through and integrating different computer information systems from the 22
agencies slated to comprise the new Department of Homeland Security, along with participating state and
local entities, presents a significant challenge. Agencies selected to merge into the DHS bring a variety of
disparate, separate databases with them. Many existing databases operated by DHS-designated agencies,
and systems run by other organizations expected to work closely with the Homeland Security Department
are currently not mutually accessible. The challenge will be to provide for secure connectivity and data
flow between all legacy systems and at the same time allow for expansion and new technology insertion.

SOLUTION:

NOVAHEAD’s Xponential Server software is uniquely capable to meet this need. Data that was
previously available only through multiple software applications and databases can now be accessed bi-
directionally via a common interface. Xponential provides ‘Any data to any device, wireless, and live’
and is enabled through best of breed technology. Flexibility, portability, and scalability are realized on

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virtually any platform. Utilizing Java and XML, Novahead integrates with legacy systems as well as the
newest systems and databases on the market. Being hardware agnostic, Xponential allows organizations
to extend their previous IT Architecture investments. Xponential exposes information from multiple data
stores and multiple OS environments creating a holistic view of data resources in any environment.

Xponential software is Java 2 based software that utilizes XML for business rules, queries, and output.
Organizations can access information from combinations of Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Sybase, Informix,
MYSQL, PosgreSQL, XMIL, Cobol, EDI Documents, Text Files, Access, etc. Xponential obtains
information from most data sources using JDBC. On legacy Cobol or EDI data sources Novahead uses
programmatic interfaces (compiled applications [Cobol 85] and or scripting interfaces [Linux]) to access
data that does not have JDBC support. Since Xponential is mostly Java and XML, organizations can
utilize their current hardware infrastructure. Xponential can run on any system that will run Sun's JVM
1.3. Combined with the ability to utilize multiple processors, servers, and JVM's, Xponential supports
enterprise level usage.

Security was the first underlying component built into the Xponential software. Xponential addresses
three distinct areas to deliver a comprehensive security package with data, contextual, and transport
security. Xponential meets major security requirements from its inception and has the flexibility to
incorporate additional requirements as technology evolves and changes. After service and application
security is verified, the credentials that are passed for user login are cross-referenced against access to the
data. An alias can be used to secure a system login to the database, then Xponential acts as a data broker,
further constraining the information delivered based upon defined business rules.

Contextual security is predicated on the application security. Application environments assume if a
requesting individual has a specific token or password, they are granted access to the software. Most
software environments will track the user after login, but do not explicitly identify the user and their
activity for later review for policy decisions and actions. Xponential maintains a running account of
whom an individual is from login, actions performed by the individual, and history logging until logout or
session expiration based on user non-activity. Another unique aspect of Xponential security within a
contextual environment is the re-examination of credentials for every request. Fulfillment reconciliation
occurs in a multi-layered security context for defined resources. Xponential will be as permissive as the
authenticated role allows of the user within the context represented with every request. Since security is
implemented within the Xponential object model and not held in a general memory pool, security is
applied extremely quickly without performance degradation. Contextual security allows all software
developed on top of Xponential to be shared inside and outside of organizations without the concern of
users accessing data to which they do not have permission.

Transport security is a primary concern to any communication network across which data travels. The
ability to create an exact duplicate by simple observation of the target object is not enough to be
reactionary to a security breach, Technologies such as SSL and SSH allow the creation of hardened
tunnels through which meaningful observation becomes extremely difficult. Novahead implements
security controls using SSL, SSH, encryption, and or obfuscation. It is not enough to have only secure
computer systems, but also secure communication networks for those same systems. Our approach to
security ensures that Xponential is also fully compatible with secure legacy data systems.

NOVAHEAD’s Xponential Server software delivers enterprise security, reliability, flexibility, and
portability in virtually any environment. Disparate databases now can communicate interactively on a
level that delivers holistic views of organizational data resources.


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CORE Team

THOMAS J. SWEENEY, Ph.D
CHAIRMAN & CEO
Mr. Sweeney is one of the founders of NOVAHEAD and is responsible for corporate planning,
corporate organization, corporate finance, and implementation of marketing strategies.
Previously in roles as a Director of Market Development and as an entrepreneur, his international
responsibilities have included market analysis, market positioning, and market strategy
execution.

STEPHEN J. ANTOL
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Antol is currently the Chief Financial Officer who over the past 30 years has performed in
roles such as Financial Consultant, CPA, Corporate Controller, Corporate Treasurer, Director of
Finance, and Auditor.

SHANE A. MCKEE
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Mr. McKee is one of the founders of NOVAHEAD and is responsible for design of Xponential
Server software enhancements. He has over 5 years experience in Internet software
development, eBusiness solutions software training, and consulting on online technologies,
solutions, and deployment.

BURK P. PRICE
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Mr. Price is one of the founders of NOVAHEAD and the developer of the Xponential Server
software. He has over 5 years experience in Internet software development utilizing JAVA,
XML, and open standards technologies.

JOHN E. FRISBY
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
Mr. Frisby is a Colonel, USAF Retired, who has over 25 years of military command and over 10
years of DoD management and marketing experience.

JAMES E. DALOS
SR. PROJECT MANAGER
Mr. Dalos is a former Computer Sciences Corp Partner and Senior Consultant who has over 20
years of software development and management experience in the software industry.




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Business Contacts
Raytheon
Kim Hemphill
Director, Infrastructure Operations & Telecommunications Information Technology
Raytheon Technical Services Company

Miquel Dominquez
Manager, Information Technology Infrastructure Operations
Raytheon Systems Company

Cynthia L. Hyland
Sr. Vice President and General Manager
Raytheon Technical Services Company

John T. Mays
Support Program Manager
Raytheon Technical Services Company

BAE Systems
Patrick E. Jacob
Program Manager, Countermeasures
Information and Electronic Warfare Systems

Gary L. Turner
Manager, Field Engineering and Logistic Services
Information and Electronic Warfare Systems

Jim Gallagher
Director, Electronic Systems Product Support, Countermeasures
Information and Electronic Warfare Systems

Gary L. Hardengurg
LOCIS Program Manager
Mission Solutions

Versar
Theodore M. Prociv, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Fred Herman
Technical Director Nexmis


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Dennis R. Rankin
Vice President

Lockheed Martin
Courtney B. Banks
Manager, Homeland Security Initiatives
Lockheed Martin Systems Management

Micheal C. Stoskopt
Director, Business Development
Lockheed Martin Systems Management

Richard W. Johnson
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Lockheed Martin Systems Management

William B. Moore
Director of Capture Operations, Business Development
Lockheed Martin Information Technology

Northrop Grumman
Matt Queen
Director, Business Strategy
State and Local Programs
Northrop Grumman Information Technology

John T. Kenney
Vice President, Business Development
Northrop Grumman Technical Services

Ben Bolton
Program Manager, Logistics Systems
Defense Enterprise Solutions
Northrop Grumman Information Technology

James H. Crabb
Senior Director, Programs Standard Systems
Defense Enterprise Solutions
Northrop Grumman Information Technology




U. S. Secret Service
Douglas W. Coombs
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Special Agent in Charge
Treasury Department
Las Vegas Field Office

John Jordan
Special Agent in Charge
Treasury Department
Investigative Support Division

Jonathan K. Parkinson
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Treasury Department
Investigative Support Division

Larry J. Sykes
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Treasury Department
Vice Presidential Protective Division

Air Force
Dan Christenson
Chief, Weapon Systems
Software Engineering Division
Hill AFB


DynCorp
Lt. Gen. John S. Fairfield
Vice President, Strategic Development and Integration

SOS
Richard F. Burrell
Vice President




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