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Automated SCAP Tool Validator (ASTV)

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Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500 Ithaca, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Automated SCAP Tool Validator (ASTV)
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-13-SE-0299
Award Amount: $89,920.00


The current testing methods of the NIST Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Validation Program are largely manual and labor-intensive, making comprehensive validation of SCAP-enabled IT security products difficult and time-consuming. ATC-NY will design and develop the Automated SCAP Tool Validator (ASTV) for use with the SCAP Public Validation Test Suite and others. ASTV automates the configuration of test systems, execution of test case content, and comparison of tool output to expected results. ASTV will provide a graphical front end and an API to ease integration with existing test workflows. By running multiple test cases concurrently in a distributed or cloud-based ASTV installation, thorough validation of SCAP tools will be dramatically faster than currently possible.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Joyce
(607) 257-1975
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33 Thornwood Dr., Suite 500 Ithaca, NY 14850-1280

EIN/Tax ID: 161549760
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No