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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-07-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number: O063-IA5-1286
Amount: $99,903.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-IA5
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
1382 Quartz Mountain Drive, Larkspur, CO, 80118
DUNS: 623678591
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wendy Hamilton
 Sr Research Scientist
 (619) 825-8709
 whamilton@distributedinfinity.com
Business Contact
 Allen Ott
Title: President
Phone: (303) 681-3966
Email: aott@distributedinfinity.com
Research Institution
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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