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Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-19-P-A054
Agency Tracking Number: F183-005-1139
Amount: $10,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-14
Small Business Information
7910 S Kyrene Rd Ste 106, Tempe, AZ, 85284
DUNS: 079771062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Michael Campbell
 (571) 286-9621
Business Contact
 Blake Kotiza
Phone: (480) 757-0151
Research Institution
Problem: Smartphones and other mobile devices are becoming AF users primary digital tool, overtaking computers and desk phones as their go-to devices. However, these commercial devices are susceptible to being comprised, are carried with users everywhere, and are now restricted from secure spaces due to their ability to listen through microphones and watch through cameras. Blanket mobile device restrictions and bans in secure spaces have already been identified as having negative impact on mission accomplishment, workforce productivity, and morale. Both the Committee on National Security Systems and Pentagon Mobile Device Restriction Memorandum provide guidance for exceptions allowing the use of mobile devices in secure spaces. Both documents reference disabling microphone and camera functionality.Solution: Privoros SafeCase is a intelligent, highly-secure, modular COTS smartphone case that intelligently blocks microphones / cameras and supports robust policy enforcement and reporting. SafeCase also provides a secure platform for enhanced capabilities, such as mobile device manager integration, blue force tracking, geofencing, assured identity, and continuous multi-factor authentication. This commercially available solution is a second-generation, US investor-backed product currently in trials with corporate and government customers, and it promises to enable Defense organizations to maximize the transformational value of mobile devices while simultaneously protecting sensitive information

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