Rapid Identification of Asymmetric Threat Networks from Large Amounts of Unstructured Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0215
Agency Tracking Number: N081-084-0206
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-084
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
1050 W NASA Blvd, Suite 154, Melbourne, FL, 32901
DUNS: 038379579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lee Krause
 (321) 591-9836
Business Contact
 Lynn Lehman
Title: Vice President
Phone: (919) 244-3946
Email: llehman@securboration.com
Research Institution
The asymmetric adversary the U.S. faces today and in the foreseeable future is radically different from previous adversaries and must be thought of in an entirely new light. As events in Afghanistan and Iraq illustrate, warfare is being transformed from a closed, state-sponsored affair to one in which adversaries operating in small, agile, and distributed cells can declare war on nations. Gathering, translating, and analyzing intelligence on these adversaries has proven difficult due to their use of unstructured open source information, which has exponentially increased the burden on intelligence analysts. Securboration, teaming with Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam from the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), proposes an innovative solution, referred to as Open Source Monitoring System, or OSMOSYS. OSMOSYS leverages Securboration’s powerful semantic modeling techniques to effectively normalize OSINT input streams and uses a technique patented by Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam that subdivides neural networks in a manner similar to physiological systems. The result is a system that generates warnings and actionable intelligence from OSINT that allows friendly forces to operate inside the observe-orient-decide-act, or OODA, loop of asymmetric and irregular foes thus depriving them of the initiative and forcing them into reactive modes.

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