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SECURE NETWORK COMPONENT ARCHITECTURE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8613
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8613
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Falcon Communications Corp
4035 N. 30th St. Colorado Springs, CO 80919
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: SECURE NETWORK COMPONENT ARCHITECTURE
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $342,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE DOD PROGRAM FOR INTERCONNECTION OF COMMAND CENTER SYSTEMS REQUIRE THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTILEVEL SECURE NETWORK COMPONENTS, SUCH AS PACKET SWITCHES, MESSAGE SWITCHES AND GUARD GATEWAYS. PREVIOUS SECURITY ARCHITECTURES OF THESE COMPONENTS HAVE BEEN BASED ON THE SECURE OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY KERNEL DESIGN APPROACH DEVELOPED FOR MULTI-USER TIME SHARING SYSTEMS. FOR COMMUNICATIONS COMPONENTS, THIS HAS RESULTED IN UNNECESSARY COMPLEXITY IN THE SYSTEM SECURITY CERTIFICATION, AND SEVERE PERFORMANCE PENALTIES IN DATA THROUGHPUT. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATED A NEW APPROACH FOR A SECURE NETWORK COMPONENT ARCHIETECTURE WHICH SEPARATES THE SECURITY FUNCTIONS FROM THE OPERATING SYSTEM AND PROCESSOR PROTECTION MECHANISMS. THE SECURITY REFERENCE MONITOR IS PLACED AT THE SYSTEM I/O LEVEL AND RESULTS IN SIGNFIFICANTLY LOWER COST AND RISK FOR CERTIFICATION OF THE SECURITY CRITICAL FUNCTIONS. A GENERALIZED EMBEDDED TRUSTED FUNCTION IS PROVIDED, WHICH IS NECESSARY TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SYSTEM UNIQUE GUARD TYPE FUNCTIONS FOR THE INTERCONNECTION OF COMMAND CENTER SYSTEMS. THIS CAPABILITY ALSO PROVIDES THE TRUSTED COMPUTING BASE REQUIRED FOR THE NEW NSA EMBEDDED ENCRYPTION ARCHITECTURE PROTOCOL LAYERS.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Cook
3035918857

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Falcon Communications Corp.
1005 Elkton Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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