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Automated Detection of Steganographic Content

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Colorado Engineering Inc.
1915 Jamboree Drive Suite 165 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Automated Detection of Steganographic Content
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0125
Award Amount: $99,882.00


Colorado Engineering, Inc., a small woman owned business, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are teaming to develop a Stegi@work architecture for an extensible, distributed application that can be utilized to detect steganographic content in media files, alert the user, and either mitigate (destroy) the content if possible or quarantine the files as appropriate. The key distinguishing characteristics of the architecture will be distribution of the steganographic detection tasks to a set of subscribed PCs on a network (including the Internet or a Local Area Network) and the use of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to facilitate inclusion of new and improved steganalysis algorithms. This proposal will demonstrate and evaluate the feasibility of the proposed architecture through development of a prototype implementation of the architecture. Feasibility analysis will focus on the effectiveness of the proposed architecture, the ease with which new and improved algorithms can be included in the steganalysis activities, and support for the required user configuration options. Proposed Phase I objectives include: user subscription process development, high-level and detailed design of architecture components, prototype application development, feasibility analysis, and Phase II plan development. The proposed architecture will support effective distributed steganalysis activities using easily-extended steganalysis algorithms.

Principal Investigator:

Tim Chamillard

Business Contact:

Nancy Badenhop
Chief Operating Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

3272 Silver Pine Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80920

EIN/Tax ID: 743087464
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Colorado
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.
Colorado Springs, CO 80933
Contact: Chamillard
Contact Phone: (719) 262-3150
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university