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Automated Configuration Deployment and Auditing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0144
Agency Tracking Number: N201-030-1350
Amount: $1,193,732.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-030
Solicitation Number: 00.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-01-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-01-17
Small Business Information
4401 Wilson Boulevard Suite 810
Arlington, VA 22203-1111
United States
DUNS: 606926769
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Travis Niedosik
 (619) 795-2547
Business Contact
 Teddy Kidd
Phone: (703) 522-4032
Research Institution

Naval Control Systems (NCSs) must balance two competing objectives.  First and most importantly, they must be safe and cyber secure.  Second, they must be highly integrated, flexible, precise, and accurate.  The first objective is unique to the DoD.  NCS systems commonly interact with weapons, making human safety a prime consideration.  This is not a requirement in commercial industry. Also, while commercial industry has standards for cybersecurity, most commercial enterprises do not face adversaries with the same sophistication as DoD’s   Commercial industry made tremendous advancements in continuous software integration and delivery, making companies more agile, responsive, and competitive.  Navy cannot leverage the power of these technologies due to unique safety and cybersecurity requirements facing NCS.   IDT proposes a solution extending current IDT SBIR developed technologies to address these unique challenges: Gemini.  Gemini includes bare-metal system teleport and rigorous behavioral and configuration assessment.  Remote developers build and test their systems in a lab environment, teleport the system to a staging environment on ship, and assess the performance of the staging environment against the operational platform on the ship.  Once reviewers are satisfied the system is safe and secure, the Gemini takes the staging system live.

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