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Cross Platform Digital Rights Management (CP-DRM) System

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Cross Platform Digital Rights Management (CP-DRM) System
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8750-08-C-0014
Award Amount: $99,976.00


The explosive growth of digital storage, transport, and processing technologies has allowed for enormous advances in the way that information is created, accessed, and disseminated. Unfortunately, data protection standards have failed to keep pace with advances in the digital revolution. With an increasing significance placed on proprietary and sensitive information stored within electronic data files, both Government and private sector entities are searching for innovative methods to combat inappropriate disclosure of proprietary information. Pikewerks proposes to use proven cryptographic techniques, secure design principles, and innovative software enforcement mechanisms for the purpose of controlling information access and data flow within networked computer environments. The inner-workings of this technology will not require any modifications to existing application software, file formats, or user operations - instead a small, high-performance kernel module will transparently encrypt and decrypt files in memory as they are read, modified, and written back to disk. Further control and enforcement of data rights, such as the ability to copy, print, modify, or otherwise manipulate protected information, will also be provided. The successful development of a comprehensive, but non-intrusive, Cross-Platform Digital Rights Management solution will provide a common DRM standard for use throughout the Department of Defense or Corporate Enterprise.

Principal Investigator:

Irby Thompson
Research Engineer

Business Contact:

Michael Ring
Small Business Information at Submission:

105 A Church Street Madison, AL 35758

EIN/Tax ID: 331040567
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No