Better ideas alone can't give us information superiority.  We have to turn those ideas into systems and bring them to the fight faster than our adversaries.  Too often, system developments become science projects producing complex, fragile systems that can take so long to build they're obsolete before they deploy.


Born and bred in the Navy’s SBIR program, Truenumbers is a new and practical approach to data that applies inside and outside the database, in code, networks, and even in documents and spreadsheets.  As a framework for building next-generation defense systems, it is refreshingly common-sense, rugged and to the point, delivering systems quickly, that can adapt to changing data requirements without starting a whole new development cycle. 

Truenumbers layers on top of proven technology stacks, providing a common data language across systems and domains.  Both human and machine readable, Truenumber data is supported by scalable storage and system services that just work. No science projects, no ontologies or endless abstract modeling exercises.  Defense-specific capabilities of Truenumbers include built-in classification and need-to-know enclaving, support for open and Windows environments, and the ability to run on a range of devices from tiny Raspberry PI and Arduino controllers to big-data clusters. 

Truenumber data is a collection of individual encrypted and traceable data items called truenumbers.  It is robust in D-DIL environments because one truenumber is knowledge, and the more you receive, the more you know.  If you lose a few, you haven't lost everything.  This ‘atomic’ nature of truenumbers means that validity and authority stay with a truenumber whether connected to a database or not.  So, a truenumber in an email is just as secure and authoritative as a live connection to a database. 

Truenumbers provides a new approach to military systems that can stand the test of time, and give us the competitive advantage needed to maintain information dominance.