ATC-NY Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

ATC-NY announced that it has received a Tibbetts Award from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for its innovative computer forensics and information management software products. SBA presents the awards to companies and individuals that have advanced technological innovation and economic growth.

Named after Roland Tibbetts, who was instrumental in developing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, the Tibbetts Awards are presented annually to those who are beacons of promise and models of excellence in high technology. Winners are selected based on the economic impact of their technological innovation, and the extent to which that innovation served federal R&D needs, encouraged diverse participation, and increased the commercialization of federal research.

ATC-NY was founded in 1982 as Odyssey Research Associates (ORA). After an acquisition in 1999 by Architecture Technology Corporation, ORA began doing business as ATC-NY, providing advanced research and development, as well as products, in the fields of computer information security, digital forensics, information management, and reliable computing. Today, ATC-NY employs about 30 people, most of whom have advanced degrees in computer science, mathematics, or engineering.

ATC-NY’s research and product development is focused on:

Information Security – prototype systems and products addressing the protection of sensitive information, the detection of system intrusions, and the analysis of system vulnerabilities.

Digital Forensics – family of tools to automate the examination of electronic processing and media to discover indications of illicit activity and use. ATC-NY tools have significantly reduced the workload of forensic investigators.

Information Management – network-centric computing, workflow, information pedigree management, search and retrieval, and visualization.

Reliable Computing – design verification, implementation verification, model checking, and safety-critical systems. Recent projects include work in the area of network protocol analysis and synthesis of code that is correct by construction.

True to the goals of the SBIR Program, ATC-NY has consistently used the technologies funded by Phase I and II awards to supply critically needed products. This formula and focus has allowed the firm to earn five patents for SBIR-developed technologies since 2004.

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Located in Ithaca, NY, ATC-NY is a subsidiary of Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC), headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN. Founded in 1981, ATC specializes in software-intensive solutions for complex problems in information security, enterprise-scale network computing architectures, and network management. ATC’s customers include firms in the private sector and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Security and Transportation.