Representation Agnostic Cyber Knowledge (R.A.C.K.)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,903.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-07-C-0078
Award Id:
83048
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-IA5-1286
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1382 Quartz Mountain Drive, Larkspur, CO, 80118
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
623678591
Principal Investigator:
Wendy Hamilton
Sr Research Scientist
(619) 825-8709
whamilton@distributedinfinity.com
Business Contact:
Allen Ott
President
(303) 681-3966
aott@distributedinfinity.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Context affects the systems' ability to comprehend its environment and to make effective decisions based on that understanding. It is a natural tendency for independently generated reasoning systems to use separate representations, which makes each reasoning system, its inputs, and its conclusions, incompatible with others. What is needed is a knowledge representation that supports backward compatibility, can efficiently support numerous reasoning methods, and enable information exchange between systems, even legacy systems where compatibility was not originally envisioned in the design. We propose to build Representation Agnostic Cyber Knowledge (R.A.C.K.), a fuzzy linguistic context construct that can efficiently support use by a wide range of technologies, and maintain compatibility between independent adopters of R.A.C.K. despite selection of separate sets of linguistic representations for context reasoning. With R.A.C.K., multiple independent enclaves using independently developed and maintained network defense tools can coordinate to provide mutual defensive support.

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