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DEVELOPMENT OF A COTS BASED MLS TRUSTED GATEWAY WITH REDUCED TCB REQUIREMENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
5710
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5710
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cybercom Research Corp
2555 Park Blvd - Ste 8 Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A COTS BASED MLS TRUSTED GATEWAY WITH REDUCED TCB REQUIREMENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

NEW COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS CONSIST OF COMPLEX NETWORKS OF DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING ELEMENTS, WORKSTATIONS, AND DATA BASES. MANY OF THESE SYSTEMS, SUCH AS WIS, USAFE INCOMNET, AND MAC GDSS HAVE IDENTIFIED REQUIREMENTS FOR A MLS/TRUSTED GATEWAY INTERFACE DEVICE TO PROVIDE AUTOMATED INTERCONNECTION TO SYSTEMS AT OTHER SECURITY LEVELS.THE DDN SECURITY ARCHITECTURE HAS IDENTIFIED A SIMILAR REQUIREMENT TO INTERCONNECT SYSTEM SEGMENTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS SBIR PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE AN APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTING THIS CAPABILITY ON A COTS HARDWARE BASE, WITH SIGNIFICIANT REDUCTION IN THE SIZE OF THE TCB OVER PREVIOUS APPROACHES. THE APPROACH IS BASED ON THE MODULAR SECURITY CONCEPTS DEVELOPED ON THE RADC MULTINET PROGRAM, WHICH WAS IMPLEMENTED ON A UNIQUE HARDWARE BASE BECAUSE TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT THE DESIGN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. RECENT ADVANCES IN MICROPROCESSOR BUS ARCHITECTURE NOW ALLOW THE CONCEPTS TO BE APPLIED TO A MORE COST EFFECTIVE COTS HARDWARE BASE. NEW CHIP LEVEL ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY WILL BE UTILIZED TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TRUSTED SOFTWARE REQUIRED, USING TECHNIQUES ORIGINALLY PROPOSED FOR SECURE DATA BASE SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Arthur cook
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cybercom Research Corp
2555 Park Blvd - Ste 8 Palo Alto, CA 94306

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No