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CLAD: Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
92768
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-040-0776
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-040
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
21st Century Technologies Inc.
6011 West Courtyard Drive Bldg 5, Suite 300 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: CLAD: Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8750-10-C-0082
Award Amount: $746,472.00
 

Abstract:

21st Century Technologies (21CT) proposes the Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data (CLAD) Phase 2 effort. CLAD addresses three key challenges in maintaining secure access of documents: 1) ensuring that all documents are properly labeled according to the most current guidelines, 2) providing a security classification level for a collection of documents, for which the aggregation of information could result in a higher classification level than any of the individual documents, and 3) preventing unauthorized visibility of a collection of documents when the collection"s aggregated classification exceeds the user"s credentials or system"s certification and accreditation. CLAD provides a secure web service to ensure that all data passing through it is clad with appropriate labels or routed to another service to gather appropriate labeling so that the most accurate classification is maintained. CLAD balances the need to quickly and securely disseminate information to those with need-to-know based on credentials, and without leaking sensitive data. This ultimately supports the goal of allowing the analysts to discover and retrieve as much information as needed to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively, without compromising individual and national security. BENEFIT: CLAD provides two substantial improvements to the current methodology for marking and classifying documents an automated label completion verifier and an automated aggregation classifier. Having these two components as an automated tool enables a more uniform implementation of markings and classifications, a more efficient determination of errors, and a decrease in costs. CLAD provides assurance that all data passing to the user is clad with appropriate labels, and provides automated detection of situations when the combination of information in documents causes the aggregation"s security classification to increase beyond that of any individual document in the collection. The CLAD functionality is carried out via a secure web service capable of scaling into an enterprise environment, and allows analysts access to as much information as possible without violation of security requirements on classified data, so they may perform their missions efficiently and effectively.

Principal Investigator:

Laura Hitt
Principal Investigator
(512) 342-0010
lhitt@21technologies.com

Business Contact:

Irene M. Williams
CEO
(512) 342-0010
SBIR_Admin@21technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

21st Century Technologies Inc.
4515 Seton Center Parkway Suite 320 Austin, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 541719551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No