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NSA Rolls Out Open Source Data Flow Automation Tech; Joseph Witt Comments

dataThe National Security Agency has released a data flow automation technology to the open source community.

The Niagarafiles tool is designed to process data in different formats and protocols among various computer networks, NSA said Tuesday.

Joseph Witt, lead developer of Nifi, said the technology “provides a way to prioritize data flows more effectively and get rid of artificial delays in identifying and transmitting critical information.”

The tool is the first software product by NSA’s Technology Transfer Program and available to the public through the Apache Software Foundation.

The Technology Transfer Program works to help NSA’s innovators share technologies with industry, academia and other federal agencies.

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