Assured Sanitization of Stored Data

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,814.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00178-07-C-3053
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-A07-4084
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD05-A07
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Small Business Information
CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
Richard Hreha
Technology Leader
(937) 320-1877
hrehard@crgrp.net
Business Contact:
Stephen Vining
Director, Government Prog
(937) 320-1877
viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. proposes to develop magnetic and optical data storage media whose data can be rendered forensically unrecoverable. This technology will enable data storage that can be discreetly sanitized by a system operator under duress. In a manner analogous to burning paper documents and pulverizing their ashes, the technology resulting from this program will use materials and processes whose physics of erasure preempt any possible reconstruction of the original data. These new technology concepts include substitute materials for CD/DVD and hard drives. Each concept offers a data sanitization mechanism that poses no danger to the operator, can be easily and discreetly actuated, and will render the data irrecoverable. Phase II development will yield significant advancement in the data protection vital for maintaining the current U.S. leadership in warfare technology. Data sanitization of magnetic and optical disk has potential to eliminate the loss of governmental, commercial and consumer critical data. The proposed solution would allow untrained people to completely destroy any remnants of data with minimal effort. This would allow for the disposal and recycling of storage components without the fear of stored data being left on the device and compromised by unknown individuals or countries.

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