Next Century Corporation wins Ozone Custodianship

NSA selects Next Century as official custodian for Ozone software suite

Columbia, Md. (Wednesday, June 15, 2016) – Next Century Corporation is pleased to announce that it will partner with the NSA Technology Transfer Program as the custodian of the Ozone suite of tools, including the congressionally mandated Ozone Widget Framework (OWF), Ozone Marketplace, and Ozone Platform (OZP). Next Century won this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) which designates them the Ozone technology steward. Next Century is recognized as the premier provider of Ozone development and support services, and plans to expand its involvement with the IC and DoD entities.

As the technology steward, Next Century will shepherd the advancement of the free and open-source software (FOSS) to meet the needs of its extensive user base. The Ozone Widget Framework (OWF) provides a secure, customizable platform to build and use visual workflows for analyzing data. It allows a user to display a single data-set with multiple widget views, or display multiple data-sets in a single dashboard. The real power, however, comes from the ability to display real-time aggregated data from separate systems using Ozone’s inter-widget communications. With its integrated Marketplace, Ozone provides the ability to seamlessly manage analytic workflows for groups, and its scalable architecture allows this capability to extend across an enterprise.

“Next Century is focused on supporting the mission of our intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense,” says John McBeth, President and CEO of Next Century. “Being selected as the steward of the Ozone technology allows us to further support this mission and make an important contribution to our nation’s security. We look forward to working with the current Ozone user community and taking the technology to the next level.”

Becoming the technology steward solidifies Next Century as the premier provider of Ozone services. In this role, Next Century will work closely with all Ozone users—both at the strategic enterprise level and in support of deployed sea, air, cyber and land-based tactical environments—to improve their Ozone experience and enhance performance in their missions.

Columbia, Maryland-based Next Century provides solutions to some of our country’s biggest problems. Established in response to the tragedies of September 11, the privately-owned technology company creates software and visualizations primarily for the healthcare and national security sectors including corporate and homeland security, as well as the military and the intelligence community. Next Century is driven by something far deeper than software, hardware, and dollars and cents. Its leaders and staff believe the solutions they provide save lives, promote freedom, and improve the world in exponential ways. Next Century is dedicated to doing the right thing, for customers and for all. Winner of 2015 best places to work awards from the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post and Baltimore Magazine, and 2012 National Capital Business Ethics Award, Next Century operates offices in Columbia, Annapolis Junction and McLean, Virginia.

Karen Druffel
Ozone Program Manager


Michael Parizer
Ozone Team Lead

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