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Information Assurance

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-030
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Reifer Consultants, Inc.
14820 N. Dragons Breath Lane Prescott, AZ 86305-5644
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Information Assurance
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7419
Award Amount: $99,504.00


This SBIR Phase I project addresses malicious code insider threats during manufacturing through test. RCI''s strategy is aimed at isolating malware as part of the testing process during the life cycle support phase of the life cycle. Because testing represents as much as eighty percent of the work performed during maintenance, augmenting test processes and tools is thought to be a very effective way of accomplishing our goals. Once malware is detected, we will make a wide range of existing tools available to remove the potentially damaging code. The simulator will rely on manufacturing processes that will be used to certify and accredit software releases. An evolving set of standard test scenarios will be developed that mechanize these production processes so that they can be automated to the maximum degree possible. RCI will validate the potential of its Phase I concept by conducting experiments aimed at discovering malware buried in manufacturing releases. They will also conduct a market survey to scope the commercialization potential for the simulator.

Principal Investigator:

Donald J. Reifer
Chief Engineer

Business Contact:

Donald J. Reifer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Reifer Consultants, Inc.
14820 N. Dragons Breath Lane Prescott, AZ 86305

EIN/Tax ID: 953518896
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No