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Cyber Superiority for Air Force Combatant Commanders

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
1236 E. Grant Rd Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Cyber Superiority for Air Force Combatant Commanders
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0143
Award Amount: $99,912.00


Cyber-attacks targeting our info-structure are being launched continuously from hostile locations. It is becoming apparent that securing US info-structure and preventing cyber-attacks cannot be met with existing techniques. By continuously monitoring and analyzing cyber-space applications, services, and resources and through the use of autonomic agents, AppFlows, data mining, and multi-level cyber-space behavior analysis, it is possible to proactively detect and protect from vulnerabilities, risks, and attacks in cyber-space. Integrating all these tools and techniques will also allow us to establish preventive countermeasure and execute cyber-strikes to eliminate attackers and guarantee the freedom of our cyber-space operations. It will also enable full visualization and control that will assist combatant commanders to establish comprehensive global understanding of the battle theater, and assist them to take real-time counter-actions. BENEFIT: Avirtec has established a solid record of performance in addressing the often competing demands of innovation, technology readiness, and commercialization. We have successfully demonstrated the Autonomic Network Defense (AND) system to the Air Force Battle Lab and other Department of Defense (DoD) units. Our AND technology achieves higher than 99% detection rate and extremely low-false alarm rate (less than 0.5%). In this Phase I of the project, we will adapt our AND technology along with autonomic agents, multi-level behavioral analysis and our soon-to-be-patented AppFlow to provide the ability to proactively detect both known and unknown cyber-attacks as well as strike with measureable counter-attacks. We envision significant opportunity to commercialize our CBMS technology to the Air Force (and other DoD element), as well as other commercial markets. Avirtec has developed innovative solutions that address the foremost aspects of the challenge, has established exceptional expertise along with proven track record for technology transfer. The outcome of this Phase will be a demonstrable prototype that will be carried forward into a Phase II to transfer the technology into commercial product for widespread Air Force and DoD use.)

Principal Investigator:

Salim Hariri
Professor and Chief Scien

Business Contact:

Mazin Yousif
CEO and Chairman
Small Business Information at Submission:

1236 E. Grant Rd Tucson, AZ 85719

EIN/Tax ID: 205633678
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Arizona
1230 E Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Contact: Salim Hariri
Contact Phone: (520) 977-7954
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university