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Company Information:

Company Name: Reifer Consultants, Inc.
City: Prescott
State: AZ
Zip+4: 86305-5644
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (310) 530-4493

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,416,227.00 16
SBIR Phase II $3,749,827.00 5

Award List:

SOFTWARE PHYSICS MEASURES OF PROGRESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald j reifer
Award Amount: $49,781.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research is to develop a software physics-based management indicator for use in assessing the status of and gaining insight into the progress of software developments being done by contractors for the u.s. navy. the indicators will be based upon empirical data captured… More

Adding Product Lines, Architecture and Software Reuse to the Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model (SA-CMM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
A strategy is proposed to reduce the time needed to transfer critical product line, architecture and software reuse technology proven on early adopter programs into widespread use within the National Missile Defense Battle Management, Command, Control and Communications (BM/C3) domain. The strategy… More

Adding Product Lines, Architecture and Software Reuse to the Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model (SA-CMM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Intrusion Detection and Recovery from Information Warfare Attacks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer
Award Amount: $64,812.00
Abstract:
The ability to detect and recover from information warfare attacks is becoming more and more important as the use of networks proliferates within both government and the commercial sector. To counter identified threats, the contractor proposes to perform a vulnerability analysis using patterns of… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J Reifer
Award Amount: $300,000.00

SBIR Phase I : Estimating Software Costs for Web-Enabled Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Donald Reifer
Award Amount: $96,803.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project from Reifer Consultants, Inc. develops mathematical models to be used to size multi-media applications and estimate costs and schedules for web-enabled software development projects. As the business world moves to electronic commerce,… More

Mode-Based Refactoring Method for Real-Time Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $69,716.00
Abstract:
"This project investigates migration of real-time software written in Ada to new platforms whose architectures are new and novel (pipeline machines, vector processors, etc.) and who support other languages (C++, real-time Java, etc.). The approach beinginvestigated refactors legacy programs to… More

Software Sneak Circuit Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $67,609.00
Abstract:
RCI proposes to develop a software sneak circuit methodology to assist BMDO in responding to Mr. Gansler's anti-tampering policy memo. This methodology would embed sneak circuits into the code to obfuscate critical software/firmware and COTS/GOTScomponents and protect them against tampering. Sneak… More

Software Sneak Circuit Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II effort is to refine and scale software sneak circuit analysis techniques developed under a previous SBIR Phase I contract. During Phase II, these innovative techniques will be used to provide software-intensive systems withprotection against tampering and exploitation… More

Development of the COSYSMO-TS Decision Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
Reifer Consultants, Inc. proposes to adapt the Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model (COSYSMO) to serve as the basis of a decision aid for performing Systems Engineering trade studies. The model, COSYSMO-TS (COSYSMO-Trade Studies), would be used toview cost as an independent variable as… More

Innovative Differential Analysis Software Protection Aids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I SBIR effort is to reduce the potential compromise of the protection hooks built into software when programs are updated due to differential analysis. To achieve this goal, RCI proposes to augment its proven software sneak circuitanalysis methodology to shore up its strengths… More

Computer Network Operations (CNO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,574.00
Abstract:
The aim of this Phase I SBIR effort is to protect software from malicious code embedded in COTS components and wrappers which bind them to middleware and operating system software using a concept we call protected COTS wrappers. Current protection technology secures COTS interfaces against… More

Computer Network Operations (CNO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,556.00
Abstract:
The aim of this Phase I SBIR effort is to develop a framework that security engineers can use to decide what protection techniques to use, when and under what conditions, to guard their applications software against piracy, tampering and/or reverse engineering threats. Currently, little guidance… More

Computer Network Operations (CNO) for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,783.00
Abstract:
The aim of this Phase I effort is to develop the means to learn exploiter methods using forensics information gathered through signature analysis. Currently, little is known about how tampering attacks are mounted and what tools and techniques turn out to be the most effective. The reason for this… More

Computer Network Operations (CNO) for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $1,299,999.00
Abstract:
This Phase II effort will develop the tools, techniques and experimental evidence needed to demonstrate to potential users that RCI's active forensics technology can be effectively used to detect, deter and defeat reverse engineering and tampering attacks against weapons systems applications… More

Secure Computing Infrastructure Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,800.00
Abstract:
The proposed SBIR Phase I effort will produce a model to be used to accurately estimate the cost of securing the network infrastructure throughout the weapons system life cycle. The model will use the Work Breakdown Structure as its underlying basis to identify the costs involved. When… More

Secure Computing Infrastructure Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,456.00
Abstract:
The proposed SBIR Phase I effort will produce a toolkit that will automatically locate and remove dead code, unwanted behaviors, suspicious or unnecessary code from COTS software executables. The toolkit will be built using COTS packages from an exploiter point-of-view. Using a disassembler, we… More

Secure Computing Infrastructure Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $999,837.00
Abstract:
The proposed Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II effort will complete the development of a COTS simplification methodology and associated toolset whose aim is to reduce the time and effort involved in maintaining COTS software products. To accomplish this goal, the COTS simplifier… More

Legacy Software Conversion Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase I SBIR is to develop a non-translator-based, language-independent methodology and toolset architectural design for legacy code modernization. The methodology proposed build models of the application and then analyzes them using to ensure that they properly represent the… More

Architecture-Based Reuse Innovations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal responds to the Solicitation requirements by scoping the effort involved in developing a common software executive and aligned library of reusable support modules in parallel with a facilitating reuse infrastructure. Rather than focusing on libraries and other failed… More

Information Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Reifer, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $99,504.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project addresses malicious code insider threats during manufacturing through test. RCI''s strategy is aimed at isolating malware as part of the testing process during the life cycle support phase of the life cycle. Because testing represents as much as eighty percent of the work… More