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Secure Environment for Cyber Resiliency Evaluation of Missile Defense Systems (SEC-MDS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-20-C-7072
Agency Tracking Number: B19C-004-0043
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA19-T004
Solicitation Number: 19.C
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-04-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-10-05
Small Business Information
6059 Bristol Parkway Suite #200
Culver City, CA 90230
United States
DUNS: 176263820
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Lloyd Wihl
 Director of Application Engineering
 (424) 603-6367
Business Contact
 Rajive Bagrodia
Phone: (310) 338-3318
Research Institution
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 Nicole Porter Nicole Porter
One Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
United States

 (865) 574-2227
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

Current methods of validating the cyber resiliency of missile defense systems require testing of actual systems, which removes them from operation and subjects them to potentially damaging effects. Cyber ranges can be used as an alternative, but they are limited in scale, costly, time-consuming to configure and have limited capability to model wireless tactical networks and their inherent vulnerabilities. Hence, a secure virtual environment, which uses virtual representations of tactical hardware and the links that connect them, is needed for validating cyber defenses. We propose to develop Secure Environment for Cyber resiliency Evaluation of Missile Defense Systems (SEC-MDS) which will provide a dynamic, scalable, secure virtual environment for testing cyber resiliency. SEC-MDS will be developed as a reconfigurable system which will integrate virtualized missile defense components, actual cyber-attacks, actual cyber defenses, wired and wireless virtual networks, and cyberspace operations on communication networks, into a real-time, synchronized, instrumented synthetic environment. SEC-MDS will provide a virtualized environment in which real cyber-attacks can be injected without compromising actual systems, including cyber-attacks which can impact connectivity, data transfer, data integrity and timing, as well as zero-day attacks. SEC-MDS will record time-stamped attack progression and the effects on weapon system performance for detailed post-experiment analysis. Approved for Public Release | 20-MDA-10398 (2 Mar 20)

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