Assured Sanitization of Stored Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-07-C-3053
Agency Tracking Number: O053-A07-4084
Amount: $749,814.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-A07
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Hreha
 Technology Leader
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: Director, Government Prog
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Research Institution
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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