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Multifactor Authentication in Tactical Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0167
Agency Tracking Number: N171-040-0443
Amount: $1,497,849.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N171-040
Solicitation Number: 17.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-02-02
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
United States
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Scott Lewis
 Principal Investigator
 (571) 393-6736
Business Contact
 Kathy Kennedy
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Research Institution

Two Factor Authentication is cumbersome using traditional methods, and given unique constraints of tactical networks responsible for Ship Safety/Self Protect, in which operating system login/logoff causes undo delays. Use of Internet or local certificate authority to support PKI does not align with disconnected networks and could cause fatal delays. Multi-Factor Authentication Service Architecture (MuFASA) within this SBIR effort leverages RFID tokens, delivering separation from operating systems, independence from certificate authorities, and resilience via disconnected survivability while delivering a highly usable and responsive architecture that provides shipboard provisioning, inexpensive COTS hardware, STIG-compliance, and enables modified levels of authentication to support ship missions, and is extensible to support groups and any combination of devices, users, and privileges for highly configurable tactical access control.

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