Work-Centered Interface Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6003C0046
Agency Tracking Number: 01-0523
Amount: $1,499,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
SENTAR, INC.
4900 University Square, Suite 8, Huntsville, AL, 35816
DUNS: 174265736
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Potter
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 704-0863
 apotter@sentar.com
Business Contact
 Peter Kiss
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (256) 704-0863
Email: pkiss@sentar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Information overload is a critical problem in both military and commercial decision-making processes. Sentar's Work-Centered Interface (WCI) provides a generic, highly usable solution to these problems by wedding intelligent multi-agent systems withuser-centered design. Based on Sentar's multi-agent KnoWebr architecture, the WCI integrates distributed information resources to provide situational awareness, rapid assimilation, and effective response.In this Phase II SBIR proposal, Sentar presents its plans for developing an initial WCI capability focused on Computer Network Defense (CND) for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) 04 Test Bed. The WCI-CND Manager will provide a work-centeredapproach to network defense, enabling network security managers and their commanders to rapidly and effectively assess and defend missile system networks from cyber attack. The completed project will be available in September 2004 for integration, at thegovernment's discretion, with the GMD Test Bed.To ensure project success, Sentar has formed a team of key players that include SyColeman, The Boeing Company, and Palladia Systems. SyColeman brings an experienced understanding of network security. Boeing will ensure that the WCI software will supportinsertion into the GMD 04 test bed. Palladia will provide adjunct interfaces that enable future phases to leverage advanced components for intelligent security data analysis.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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