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Cyber Superiority for Air Force Combatant Commanders

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0143
Agency Tracking Number: F08B-T06-0071
Amount: $99,912.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-BT06
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-06-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-06-19
Small Business Information
1236 E. Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ, 85719
DUNS: 009731002
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Salim Hariri
 Professor and Chief Scien
 (520) 621-4378
Business Contact
 Mazin Yousif
Title: CEO and Chairman
Phone: (503) 819-4639
Research Institution
 University of Arizona
 Salim Hariri
 1230 E Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ, 85721
 (520) 977-7954
 Nonprofit college or university
Cyber-attacks targeting our info-structure are being launched continuously from hostile locations. It is becoming apparent that securing US info-structure and preventing cyber-attacks cannot be met with existing techniques. By continuously monitoring and analyzing cyber-space applications, services, and resources and through the use of autonomic agents, AppFlows, data mining, and multi-level cyber-space behavior analysis, it is possible to proactively detect and protect from vulnerabilities, risks, and attacks in cyber-space. Integrating all these tools and techniques will also allow us to establish preventive countermeasure and execute cyber-strikes to eliminate attackers and guarantee the freedom of our cyber-space operations. It will also enable full visualization and control that will assist combatant commanders to establish comprehensive global understanding of the battle theater, and assist them to take real-time counter-actions. BENEFIT: Avirtec has established a solid record of performance in addressing the often competing demands of innovation, technology readiness, and commercialization. We have successfully demonstrated the Autonomic Network Defense (AND) system to the Air Force Battle Lab and other Department of Defense (DoD) units. Our AND technology achieves higher than 99% detection rate and extremely low-false alarm rate (less than 0.5%). In this Phase I of the project, we will adapt our AND technology along with autonomic agents, multi-level behavioral analysis and our soon-to-be-patented AppFlow to provide the ability to proactively detect both known and unknown cyber-attacks as well as strike with measureable counter-attacks.  We envision significant opportunity to commercialize our CBMS technology to the Air Force (and other DoD element), as well as other commercial markets. Avirtec has developed innovative solutions that address the foremost aspects of the challenge, has established exceptional expertise along with proven track record for technology transfer. The outcome of this Phase will be a demonstrable prototype that will be carried forward into a Phase II to transfer the technology into commercial product for widespread Air Force and DoD use.)

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