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Joint Protection Enterprise Network (JPEN) Situation Awareness (JSA)

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Department of Defense
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2006 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Joint Protection Enterprise Network (JPEN) Situation Awareness (JSA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-06-C-0041
Award Amount: $69,954.00


The Joint Protection Enterprise Network (JPEN) system is used by gate officers at military installations to share information about potential threats to the personnel, facilities and resources they safeguard. With JPEN, officers can report suspicious activity using the DoD Threat and Local Observation Notice (TALON) standard. Reports are available to other officers for situation awareness. As the number of facilities using JPEN has grown, the volume of notices has exceeded what can be efficiently browsed by gate officers. The proposed JPEN Situation Awareness (JSA) subsystem would address this problem. The JSA will use a generic Data-Knowledge (DK) interface to facilitate information exchange between the JPEN database and the event-driven correlation subsystem. It will be constructed from system architecture, including Sentar's KnoWebr distributed knowledge system, correlation engine, and knowledge authoring tools. This technology has been used in a variety of applications, most prominently in the Phase III development of an advanced cyber-defense capability for situation awareness and decision support for mission critical networks. Designed as an intelligent subsystem, the JSA will be positioned for rapid and inexpensive application to a wide range of correlation problems. The result is a general purpose solution for adding correlation capabilities to DBMS. BENEFITS: As a general purpose solution for adding correlation capabilities to database management systems, the JSA technology will be used to enhance a wide variety of database systems, including physical security systems, C4ISR dynamic time critical decision-making, the Semantic Web, and decision support for control systems, customer relationship management, utility networks, information and physical security, global financial systems, network management, utilities, crisis management, emergency planning, and emergency response.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Potter
Systems Analyst III

Business Contact:

Peter A. Kiss
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