Military/Government Feasibility Study of Security Policy Automation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-18-P-0020
Agency Tracking Number: F182-005-0554
Amount: $49,892.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-09-27
Small Business Information
1855 1st Ave #103, San Diego, CA, 92101
DUNS: 828934914
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ulrich Lang
 (650) 515-3391
Business Contact
 Ulrich Lang
Phone: (650) 515-3391
Research Institution
DoD needs smarter technical security policy implementation, esp. for access control. However, technical security policies are increasingly unmanageable (esp. access control) because there are too many rules & configurations, too many changes to manage manually, across too many security features, devices, applications, layers etc.ObjectSecurity OpenPMF is a security policy automation umbrella that lets security professionals author security policies in generic/intuitive/consistent terms. From these, it calculates the matching technical rules and configurations, by filling in imported technical details. It is not yet used by the military/government but has strong potential and is highly innovative. We therefore propose a military/government feasibility study of OpenPMF security policy automation (with special focus on Air Force needs). OpenPMF has been developed for 10+ years, is patented (since 2007), award-winning, and has been deployed in other industries. It is an ideal candidate for rapid transitioning into military/government use.The proposed effort will research the viability and benefits of OpenPMF Security Policy Automation for Air Force and the wider military/government. The effort will address the 7 questions stated in the solicitation and additional technical objectives outlined in the accompanying slide deck. The effort will include the development of a functional prototype for a mock-up military/government environment.

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