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Work-Centered Interface Technology

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Sentar, Inc.
315 Wynn Drive Suite 1 Huntsville, AL 35805-1960
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Work-Centered Interface Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG6003C0046
Award Amount: $1,499,995.00


Information overload is a critical problem in both military and commercial decision-making processes. Sentar's Work-Centered Interface (WCI) provides a generic, highly usable solution to these problems by wedding intelligent multi-agent systems withuser-centered design. Based on Sentar's multi-agent KnoWebr architecture, the WCI integrates distributed information resources to provide situational awareness, rapid assimilation, and effective response.In this Phase II SBIR proposal, Sentar presents its plans for developing an initial WCI capability focused on Computer Network Defense (CND) for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) 04 Test Bed. The WCI-CND Manager will provide a work-centeredapproach to network defense, enabling network security managers and their commanders to rapidly and effectively assess and defend missile system networks from cyber attack. The completed project will be available in September 2004 for integration, at thegovernment's discretion, with the GMD Test Bed.To ensure project success, Sentar has formed a team of key players that include SyColeman, The Boeing Company, and Palladia Systems. SyColeman brings an experienced understanding of network security. Boeing will ensure that the WCI software will supportinsertion into the GMD 04 test bed. Palladia will provide adjunct interfaces that enable future phases to leverage advanced components for intelligent security data analysis.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew N. Potter
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Peter A. Kiss
Chief Executive Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

4900 University Square, Suite 8 Huntsville, AL 35816

EIN/Tax ID: 630947741
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No