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MULTI-LEVEL SECURE COMPUTER SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
194
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
194
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Digicomp Research Corp.
Terrace Hill Ithaca, NY 14850
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: MULTI-LEVEL SECURE COMPUTER SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,072.00
 

Abstract:

THIS EFFORT ADDRESSES ONE ASPECT OF THE MULTIFACETED COMPUTER SECURITY PROBLEM. A HARDWARE\SOFTWARE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE WILL BE DEVELOPOED FOR A SMALL STAND ALONE MICROPROCESSOR BASED MULTILEVEL SECURE (MLS) COMPUTER SYSTEM. THE SOFTWARE VERIFICATION METHODOLOGIES NORMALLY HEAVILY RELIED ON IN PRODUCING MLS SYSTEMS, ARE ACTUALLY STILL IN THEIR INFANCY. WE SUGGEST HERE A HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE THAT IS INTENDED TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF VERIFICATION REQUIRED. MICROCUMPUTERS HAVE BECOME A HOUSEHOLD ITEM. THE GENERAL PUBLIC (AND CONSEQUENTLY THE AVAILABLE POOL OF PERSONNEL FOR DOD) IS GETTING USED TO A WIDE BASE OF COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE, E.G. CP\M AND UNIX OPERATING SYSTEMS, VISICALC, DATA BASES, ETC. IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE IF A MLS COMPUTER SYSTEM COULD UTILIZE THIS SOFTWARE BASE WITHOUT THE EXPENSIVE COST OF RETROFITTING IT WITH MLS FEATURES. DIGICOMP'S APPROACH FOR A TRUSTED MLS SYSTEM OFFERS THIS ATTRACTIVE FEATURE AS WELL. PHASE I SHALL DEVELOP THE HARDWARE\SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE. THE NECESSARY SECUIRTY MODEL AND THE VERIFICATION METHODOLOGY WILL ALSO BE IDENTIFIED FOR THE RECOMMENDED ARCHITECTURE AND A VERIFICATION PLAN DEVELOPED. PHASE II CONSISTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE PROTOTYPES AND THE REQUIRED SPECIFICATIONS AND VERIFICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

James Elkins
6072735900
Small Business Information at Submission:

Digicomp Research Corp.
Terrace Hill Ithaca, NY 14850

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