Enabling End User Computing Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-10-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: F093-038-1647
Amount: $99,739.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-038
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Chris Lomont
 Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Jacobus
Title: President
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Email: proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institution
The High Assurance Platform Workstation (HAPWS) offers affordable and easy-to-manage multi-level and cross-domain capabilities to end-users in a desktop or console form-factor. It allows the end-user to have multiple windows of entire operating systems running in different security domains. The HAPWS will keep pace with most technology advancements with low re-certification effort. HP and Dell will adopt the NSA-certified workstation platform architecture allowing the Air Force to access and process information from multiple security domains on the same physical workstation at the same time. The DoD’s challenge is to work the Information Assurance (IA) processes necessary to be an early adopter of the HAPWS technology applied to Web 2.0 applications mash-ups. To do this and demonstrate to the Air Force an ability to secure processes and protect and segregate multiple levels of classified and/or sensitive data on a unified open architecture/systems workstation, these technologies have to be applied to Air Force tactical environments and the technical risks must be removed. Technical risks addressed include: • Proving key performance, • Assuring platform stability, • Guaranteeing adequate functionality, • Compliance with DoD Open Architecture requirements, and • Demonstrating Information Assurance and high availability at the same time. BENEFIT: The core and central commercialization plan is to install and test the Government approved secure HAPWS browsing system on board one or more designated Air Force systems. In addition, this product is applicable to other environments where classified or sensitive data is processed at multiple levels of access. These areas include other services and agencies, commercial sectors such as financial services, health care, and critical infrastructure, and companies that protect their intellectual property closely. Because the systems are based on open standards, adoption by these segments will be relatively smooth. Cybernet has access to all of these markets through our Internet Security Division proposing this effort and through related activities include: • NetMAX Internet Security Product built by Cybernet for commercial and Government users • Cybernet Medical electronic patient record product that are HIPAA security compliant • Other contract IA services with Government and prime contraction development efforts The knowledge gained through prior commercialization activities has given Cybernet access to valuable perspectives as we worked through the design and commercialization of this product, which solves the many DoD need for enhanced collaborative secure applications over the Global Grid. Due to the successes we''ve achieved through prior secure IT efforts and because of the quality of resources available, we will roll out the resulting technology both commercially and elsewhere in the DoD.

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