Assuring Trust between the Edges

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1441
Agency Tracking Number: O081-IA4-1113
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-IA4
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
122 Fourth Avenue, Indialantic, FL, 32903
DUNS: 130550262
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Heileman
 VP, Advanced Programs
 (321) 984-3370
 mheileman@modusoperandi.com
Business Contact
 Peter Dyson
Title: President / CEO
Phone: (321) 984-3370
Email: pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In order for the DoD to leverage the advantages enabled by network-centric operations, it is critical to ensure the quality of the information that feeds decision-making processes. The ability of an enemy to compromise network elements in order to inject spurious information must be viewed as one of the biggest threats to missions supported by network-centric operations. In this research project we will develop an open architectural framework, along with a supporting protocol stack, that allows the trust associated with network elements to be evaluated and acted upon within a networked environment. This will include a sophisticated semantic technology service that may be out-of-band to previously established operations, and allows subjective information to be incorporated into trust calculations. We will also provide an analysis of the security of the overall architecture.

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