DEVELOPMENT OF A COTS BASED MLS TRUSTED GATEWAY WITH REDUCED TCB REQUIREMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5710
Agency Tracking Number:
5710
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2555 Park Blvd - Ste 8, Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ARTHUR COOK
(303) 591-8857
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
NEW COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS CONSIST OF COMPLEX NETWORKS OF DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING ELEMENTS, WORKSTATIONS, AND DATA BASES. MANY OF THESE SYSTEMS, SUCH AS WIS, USAFE INCOMNET, AND MAC GDSS HAVE IDENTIFIED REQUIREMENTS FOR A MLS/TRUSTED GATEWAY INTERFACE DEVICE TO PROVIDE AUTOMATED INTERCONNECTION TO SYSTEMS AT OTHER SECURITY LEVELS.THE DDN SECURITY ARCHITECTURE HAS IDENTIFIED A SIMILAR REQUIREMENT TO INTERCONNECT SYSTEM SEGMENTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS SBIR PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE AN APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTING THIS CAPABILITY ON A COTS HARDWARE BASE, WITH SIGNIFICIANT REDUCTION IN THE SIZE OF THE TCB OVER PREVIOUS APPROACHES. THE APPROACH IS BASED ON THE MODULAR SECURITY CONCEPTS DEVELOPED ON THE RADC MULTINET PROGRAM, WHICH WAS IMPLEMENTED ON A UNIQUE HARDWARE BASE BECAUSE TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT THE DESIGN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. RECENT ADVANCES IN MICROPROCESSOR BUS ARCHITECTURE NOW ALLOW THE CONCEPTS TO BE APPLIED TO A MORE COST EFFECTIVE COTS HARDWARE BASE. NEW CHIP LEVEL ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY WILL BE UTILIZED TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TRUSTED SOFTWARE REQUIRED, USING TECHNIQUES ORIGINALLY PROPOSED FOR SECURE DATA BASE SYSTEMS.

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