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Decision Support for Software Code Analysis

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-030
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Sentar, Inc.
315 Wynn Drive Suite 1 Huntsville, AL 35805-1960
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Decision Support for Software Code Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7422
Award Amount: $99,926.00


A software tool is proposed for automatically executing both vulnerability and malicious code analyses against both binary and source code files. The analysis tools may be selectively applied, supporting a wide assortment of analysis and verification activities for code targeted at multiple hardware platform types. The proposed concept provides decision support for combining the results of multiple analyses into a recommendation for further action. Potential recommendations include approving the code for integration, pursuing more detailed analysis, forwarding the code for remediation, and rejecting the code. The innovation of the proposed concept is the integration and automation of multiple verification and analysis functions which can increase the trust levels in third-party software. The capacity to verify virtually all third-party software as free of security vulnerabilities and malicious code raises the bar for trustworthiness. Far more comprehensive analyses can be performed in a much more efficient process, thereby ensuring trustworthiness on a much greater scale.

Principal Investigator:

Al Underbrink
Senior Analyst II

Business Contact:

Peter Kiss
Chief Executive Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sentar, Inc.
315 Wynn Drive Suite 1 Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 630947741
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No