Information Centric Security STTR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-C-0259
Agency Tracking Number: N033-0085
Amount: $1,532,820.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-T008
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-04-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-10-25
Small Business Information
1298 Bay Dale Drive Suite 207, Arnold, MD, 21012
DUNS: 807942362
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Kimmel
 VP of Engineering
 (410) 757-4188
Business Contact
 David Landolfi
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (410) 757-4188
Research Institution
 The University of Illinois
 Charles S Zukoski
 109 Coble Hall, MC-325 801 S. Wright Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
 (217) 333-2186
 Nonprofit college or university
The need exists for a technology that creates an "information-centric" security architecture that augments the current "network-centric" security posture moving protection to what is really important, the INFORMATION. The purpose of this project is to: (1) develop a prototype that will achieve persistent role-based access control of an information object resident on a LAN within a protected environment that demonstrates data separability within the automated information system; (2) collect data concerning the performance and scalability of the prototype for sensitive but unclassified data; and (3) investigate the feasibility of moving the prototype model into firmware. The Info-Ops/University of Illinois NCSA team has been working on (1) conceptual design of a "key derivation engine" function based on incorporating ANSI X9.69 concepts with PKI methodologies that supports cross-domain information sharing with the capability of providing persistent access control on the data object in both a network-centric environment while sustaining the capability for a deployed tactical client-only environment; (2) defining specifications (i.e., open API) for header information supporting cross domain information sharing requirements; (3) developing a hierarchical administrative structure that is scalable and supports key management/distribution across multiple domains (communities of interest); and (4) determining the scaling factors of the conceptual model.

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