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Game-theoretic Reasoning and Analysis of VulnerabilITY (GRAVITY)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-C-6958
Agency Tracking Number: F171-028-0340
Amount: $749,945.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF171-028
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-10
Small Business Information
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Amy Sliva
 (617) 491-3474
Business Contact
 Mr. Mark Felix
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Research Institution

Modern adversaries are gaining proficiency at forging cyber attacks against cyber networks in the United States. The threat is particularly salient for our militarys strategic systems, such as the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) and Nuclear Command and Control at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AF NWC), which often depend on networked technologies or embedded systems that may be vulnerable to attack. Augmenting our cyber defenses with game-theoretic tools that identify cyber vulnerabilities to AF NWC strategic systems and quantify the effects can enable cyber defenders to increase the resilience of our network infrastructure and security of critical weapons systems. These tools can also augment cyber vulnerability analysis in other networked systems. To address these requirements, Charles River Analytics proposes the design and demonstration of a tool for Game-Theoretic Reasoning and Analysis of VulnerabilITY (GRAVITY). GRAVITY is a game-theoretic analysis platform that executes rich models of adversary and defender behaviors on a probabilistic representation of network interactions, enabling exploration, visualization, and prioritization of cyber vulnerabilities and their potential impact on strategic weapons missions.

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