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Information Assurance Run-time Auditing (IARA)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
77863
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O064-SP2-1014
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sentar, Inc.
315 Wynn Drive Suite 1 Huntsville, AL 35805
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Information Assurance Run-time Auditing (IARA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0048
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

Capabilities of large-scale software intensive systems such as those of interest to the Software Producibility Initiative are built incrementally within the overarching infrastructure. This requires frequent updates/extensions to integrate processes and to ensure expedient, fault tolerant, secure and robust operations. The potentially widespread impact made by incorporation of new capabilities coupled with the criticality of system operations may dictate incorporation of untrusted components without strict a prior verification. However, technologies to monitor, control, and verify discrete run-time software components are the subject of on-going research and development. They provide software monitoring at different granularities (i.e. network, operating system and application level) and sometimes for a distinct type of domain. While many of these technologies have gained a level of maturity and acceptance for host-level systems, there is currently limited research underway to substantiate their applicability to large scale software intensive systems on which there are unique quality constraints, and within which there is vast heterogeneity components, and interaction processes. To this end, Sentar and the University of Tulsa propose the Information Assurance Run-time Auditing (IARA) concept as a framework to promote the specification of software system monitoring, audit, analysis and threat mitigation capabilities in large scale software intensive systems.

Principal Investigator:

Leigh Flagg
Senior Science Analyst
2564300860
lflagg@sentar.com

Business Contact:

Peter A. Kiss
CEO
2564300860
pkiss@sentar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SENTAR, INC.
4900 University Square, Suite 8 Huntsville, AL 35816

EIN/Tax ID: 630947741
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF TULSA
600 S. College Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74104
Contact: R. F. Gamble
Contact Phone: (918) 631-2988
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university