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Geographical Interdependency Awareness Tool (GIAT)

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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2006 / SBIR
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21st Century Technologies Inc.
6011 West Courtyard Drive Bldg 5, Suite 300 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Geographical Interdependency Awareness Tool (GIAT)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-06-M-0152
Award Amount: $99,974.00


21st Century Technologies, Inc. (21CT), leveraging our expertise and experience in threat, vulnerability, and criticality assessments throughout the Infrastructure Network, proposes GIAT, the Geographical Interdependency Awareness Tool, which will enable understanding interdependencies among critical infrastructure assets. A unique innovation in GIAT is the ability to analyze and assess interdependencies against the entire infrastructure network composed of physical, logical, and cyber assets with innovations in knowledge representation based on ontologies, graph pattern matching, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and reliability based simulation. To gain situational awareness in the overall infrastructure, we will resolve two major issues. First, truly understanding interdependencies involves not only inference, but prediction. This predictive capability relies on both manipulating and fusing information, using multiple analysis techniques. Secondly, due to the difference between the infrastructures and assets they comprise, GIAT uses an underlying knowledge representation strategy that lends itself to multiple analysis techniques, specifically for the type of information at hand. As a result, our proposed GIAT architecture features the major innovation of combining simulation, knowledge representation, reasoning, statistical analysis, data fusion, web services, pattern matching, and visualization to provide the level of analysis, robustness, and traceability required to truly understand infrastructure dependencies.

Principal Investigator:

Logan Gilbert
Senior Research Engineer

Business Contact:

Darrin Taylor
Vice President
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4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320 Austin, TX 78759

EIN/Tax ID: 541719551
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No