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Company Information:

Company Name: MILCORD LLC
City: Waltham
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (781) 839-7138

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,319,866.00 13
SBIR Phase II $3,956,414.00 5
STTR Phase I $299,992.00 3
STTR Phase II $2,289,584.00 3

Award List:

Geospatial Exploitation of Motion Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peggy Agouris, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $119,906.00
Abstract:
Motion imagery is emerging as a major source for intelligence information, especially in rapidly evolving tactical deployments. Novel deployment techniques, e.g. video sensors onboard unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed sensor networks, and handheld and fixed position monitoring systems are… More

Geospatial Exploitation of Motion Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peggy Agouris, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, we studied a motion pattern modeling, identification and indexing method based on our innovative model of spatiotemporal helixes and demonstrated feasibility for application to urban scenes using video imagery. Our research to date has shown the feasibility of modeling video motion… More

Course-of-Action Forecasting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peggy Agouris, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $119,963.00
Abstract:
Intelligence contains adversary course-of-action plans embedded into unrelated information sources. This information in ASCII format often contains nothing more than subject and title, thus requiring tagging. Source material is almost always dated, or time stamped. Likewise, source data may be… More

Course-of-Action Forecasting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Course of Action (COA) forecasting is the capability to integrate temporal and spatial data from multiple intelligence sources, evaluate this data for historical patterns to identify patterns in order to predict future actions at specified spatial locations. In Phase I, we developed a COA Decision… More

An Object Configuration Similarity Approach to Georegistration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peggy Agouris
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Conflation and co-registration are critical applications for NASA, especially for co-registration of datasets differing in scale, resolution, sensor spectrum range (e.g. optical with IR or thermal imagery). Traditional georegistration solutions in the geospatial, photogrammetric, and computer vision… More

An Attack Graph Simulation Approach to Cyber Defense Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With increasing levels of vulnerabilities, exploits, worms, viruses, and the increasing sophistication of the attacker profile, the training of security personnel is essential in the protection of DoD infrastructure and mission critical information assets. Here we propose an attack graph simulation… More

A Stream Processing Engine Approach to Earth Science Data Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Timely processing of raw Earth science data for calibration and validation in a highly distributed and networked environment, and its storage at Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) for presentation to the global scientific community is critical in NASA's mission for Earth Sciences. Here we… More

Botnet Analytics Appliance (BNA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Research Institution: Sandia National Laboratories
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Kevin Robbins
Abstract:
As reported by Internet security threat reports, Bot networks are becoming the focal point for cybercriminals. Milcord and the University of Wisconsin, responds to this challenge with our proposal ¿ a ¿Bayesian Activity Monitor for Botnet Defense¿ (BAM-BD). In this proposal, we will research,… More

A Data-driven, Decision Aid for Facility and Spatiotemporal Profiling (D3A-FSP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Windholz, Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The urban terrain shapes the strategy and tactics of both our adversaries and our military in the Global War on Terror. Hostile actors use man-made structures (facilities, buildings) for specific tasks and purposes (planning, supply, reconnaissance). The structures they use can be profiled in terms… More

Geospatial Knowledge Management Approach to Automated Image Understanding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Windholz, Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Information processing and knowledge representation are core components of knowledge management applications in C4ISR. Given the explosive growth of image data collection with associated text descriptors in these systems, Automated Image Understanding would advance the cause for automation urgently… More

Language Enabled Raster Imagery Exploitation (LERIX)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MAINE
Principal Investigator: Thomas Windholz, Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Peggy Agouris
Abstract:
Raster Maps, which represent a significant portion of our imagery assets library, have limited intelligence value in their native raster form. To unlock their value, these raster maps must undergo a complex transformation process that extracts metadata about the geo-coordinates, georegisters the… More

Botnet Analytics Appliance (BNA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Research Institution: Sandia National Laboratories
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $800,000.00
RI Contact: Kevin Robbins
Abstract:
Recent reports indicate the activity of more than 6,000 botnet C and C servers. 70 million zombies are responsible for 80 percent of SPAM. Given the exponential growth of the botnet threat, the security of our nation s cyber infrastructure demand automated botnet activity monitoring solutions. In… More

PSIR (Predictive Societal Indicators of Radicalism)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Although a number of political governance and human rights indicators have been developed over the years, there are no analytical models that map these societal indicators to future radicalization. Here, we propose to research and develop an analytical software tool, PSIR (Predictive Societal… More

ARCORP - an Adaptive Risk-based Convoy Route Planning decision tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes ARCORP, an Adaptive Risk-based Convoy Route Planning decision tool that extends our Course of Action (COA) development framework and Risk-based Route Planning (RBRP) application prototype. RBRP is a Web application that enables users to plan missions, minimizing risks of… More

Commander's Learning Agent (CLearn)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Traditional decision aid software requires the manual input of commander's intent in the field, which is impractical as it requires an excessive amount of time to learn the various facets of the commander's job, and requires an unrealistic adaptation capability as the commander's mission changes… More

HYMONT, a Hybrid system framework for detecting, classifying, and mitigating Malicious Outbound Network Traffic flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, President
Award Amount: $99,992.00
RI Contact: Paul Thompson
Abstract:
We propose a hybrid system framework for detecting, classifying, and mitigating Malicious Outbound Network Traffic flows based on our work in botnet detection, security risk management, covert channel detection and intrusion detection. In particular, we propose to develop a taxonomy of data… More

A Personalized Web 2.0 Service for Authoritative Content

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The mission of the DOE¿s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is to advance America¿s technological position by making information more available and useful. OSTI faces significant challenges: (1) current content collections are largely restricted to text documents and databases,… More

HYMONT, a Hybrid system framework for detecting, classifying, and mitigating Malicious Outbound Network Traffic flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: Dartmouth College
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $744,792.00
RI Contact: Sherrie Read
Abstract:
In Phase I, Milcord LLC and Dartmouth College jointly researched and developed a software prototype that applies machine learning algorithms on contextual metadata, and entropy based sensors for the purpose of detecting data exfiltration on a computer network in real-time while accurately… More

PSIR (Predictive Societal Indicators of Radicalism)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, President
Award Amount: $746,420.00
Abstract:
IED and related attacks are symptoms of local instability. Military doctrine COIN and the recently released Stability Operations (SO) Field Manuals defines key stability indicators (security, economic, essential services, governance, grievances) which can be used to represent root causes of… More

Commander's Learning Agent (CLearn)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, President
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
Traditional decision aid software requires the manual input of commanders intent in the field, which is impractical as it requires an excessive amount of time to learn the various facets of the commanders job, and requires an unrealistic adaptation capability as the commanders mission changes… More

HYMONT, a Hybrid system framework for detecting, classifying, and mitigating Malicious Outbound Network Traffic flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: Dartmouth College
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, Senior Scientist – (781) 839-7138
Award Amount: $744,792.00
RI Contact: Sherrie Read
Abstract:
In Phase I, Milcord LLC and Dartmouth College jointly researched and developed a software prototype that applies machine learning algorithms on contextual metadata, and entropy based sensors for the purpose of detecting data exfiltration on a computer network in real-time while accurately… More

Decision Theoretic Mission Planning for Air Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, President – (781) 530-3877
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a decision-theoretic planning system for air operations consisting of: 1) an Asset and Payload Scheduling component to schedule assets and payload by taking into account missions at hand and assessed situation and threat using constraint programming… More

Decision Theoretic Planning System for Air Operations - dPLAN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, President – (781) 839-7138
Award Amount: $999,999.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are being transformed from stand-alone assets to nodes in a network of interconnected knowledgeable entities in the operating environment working to enhance decision-making and collaboration in intelligence collection and precision strike missions. There is a… More

semSCI - Semantic Application to Detect and Resolve Suspicious and Conflicting Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alper Caglayan, Senior Scientist – (781) 839-7138
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In the current security environment, violent extremist organizations are comprised of global networks of loosely connected cells marked by centralized decision making but decentralized execution of operations, where individuals are increasingly adept at leveraging various forms of… More