The System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Program use of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) technology allows software applications in the National Airspace System (NAS) to interact with one another through information services that can be accessed without knowledge of an application�s underlying platform implementation. This simplifies interface requirements to existing NAS systems and ensures new systems can be built with minimum technology (hardware, software, and data definition) constraints. Thus, NAS development and implementation costs and risks for new applications will be lower. SWIM also enables the transition to Net-Centric NAS operations, and from tactical conflict management to strategic, trajectory-based operations. The benefits of implementing SOA in the NAS can be summarized as follows:
SWIM is part of the NextGen portfolio of programs and is critical to ensuring all stakeholders can communicate with each other. For example, SWIM will allow airline operations, air traffic managers and controllers, Federal Air Marshals, and the military to share information in near real time.
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