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Representation Agnostic Cyber Knowledge (R.A.C.K.)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83048
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-IA5-1286
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Distributed Infinity Inc
1382 Quartz Mountain Drive Larkspur, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Representation Agnostic Cyber Knowledge (R.A.C.K.)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8750-07-C-0078
Award Amount: $99,903.00
 

Abstract:

Context affects the systems' ability to comprehend its environment and to make effective decisions based on that understanding. It is a natural tendency for independently generated reasoning systems to use separate representations, which makes each reasoning system, its inputs, and its conclusions, incompatible with others. What is needed is a knowledge representation that supports backward compatibility, can efficiently support numerous reasoning methods, and enable information exchange between systems, even legacy systems where compatibility was not originally envisioned in the design. We propose to build Representation Agnostic Cyber Knowledge (R.A.C.K.), a fuzzy linguistic context construct that can efficiently support use by a wide range of technologies, and maintain compatibility between independent adopters of R.A.C.K. despite selection of separate sets of linguistic representations for context reasoning. With R.A.C.K., multiple independent enclaves using independently developed and maintained network defense tools can coordinate to provide mutual defensive support.

Principal Investigator:

Wendy L. Hamilton
Sr Research Scientist
6198258709
whamilton@distributedinfinity.com

Business Contact:

Allen E. Ott
President
3036813966
aott@distributedinfinity.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DISTRIBUTED INFINITY, INC.
1382 Quartz Mountain Drive Larkspur, CO 80118

EIN/Tax ID: 383734559
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No