Cross-Domain RSS Processor and Router

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-08-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: N061-089-1292
Amount: $742,134.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-089
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
2019 Palace Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55105
DUNS: 361885069
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Brown
 (651) 204-3372
Business Contact
 Mark Brown
Title: CEO
Phone: (651) 204-3372
Research Institution
In the previous Phase I research, RedPhone Security (RPS) developed a lightweight prototype following a pattern introduced in John Rushby’s 1983 paper titled “A Distributed Secure System.” In Phase I a separation kernel formal model was augmented with a public key cryptographic functions; this cryptography was used to enhance and guard a reference monitor protected by a separation kernel. The development effort to accomplish the subsequent prototype for this enhanced reference monitor was small because the enhancement itself resulted in a relatively tiny formal model and software implementation. Phase II will extend the Phase I prototype into additional prototypes that embody capable, usable, useful and certifiable Distributed Secure Routers. By accomplishing an initial consensus of reviewers, Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of a relatively tiny enhancement to the reference monitor concept and separation theorem. In Phase II we put this system forward as the subject of the fairly heavyweight testing and analysis efforts typically associated with an Evaluated Assurance Level of 6. We propose to obtain EAL6 assurance artifacts that have been, historically speaking, dearly-bought. Our approach is reasonable primarily because the Phase I efforts produced a fair amount of evidence demonstrating that the required system implementation is quite small.

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