Software Validation System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-06-C-0107
Agency Tracking Number: O053-SP5-2217
Amount: $99,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-SP5
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Chris Lomont
 Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Cohen
Title: VP Research and Development
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution
The solicitation calls for "approaches for providing a safe environment for detecting software vulnerabilities and malicious code. Determine how these approaches might be employed in typical development/sustainment processes and facilities." The approach we believe will return the greatest benefit with a low cost is converting a Windows (or Linux as the sponsor requires) PC into an instrumented system for detecting malicious code, which we label the "validation machine. "This machine will use a myriad of software and system tracking applications to gather input, output, and execution data from the software seeking validation. This data will be amalgamated into a single log repository. Intelligent agent technologies, such as Bayesian networks and data mining agents, will then be employed to evaluate this data and identify realized or potential weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and security breaches within the software.

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