Secure Agent Based Platform for Computer Network Defense

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,964.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0108
Agency Tracking Number:
031-0707
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA03-050
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
SENTAR, INC.
4900 University Square Suite 8, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
174265736
Principal Investigator
 Gordon Streeter
 Senior Analyst
 (256) 430-0860
 gstreeter@sentar.com
Business Contact
 Peter Kiss
Title: CEO
Phone: (256) 430-0860
Email: pkiss@sentar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The threat of cyber-attack comes from many sources. Sophisticated attack software, novice hackers, and foreign operatives recruiting dissatisfied individuals within an organization to compromise system operations. Because inside attackers have legitimate access to privileged system resources, their activities can be particularly malicious, going beyond intrusion, theft, or destruction of data. A sophisticated cyber-terrorist with access to an inadequately protected system will have near real-time command and control over the system. When under attack, all aspects of the network are vulnerable, including the base platform on which Computer Network Operations (CNO) applications are built. It is imperative that the government provide the best platform solution possible in order to ensure the successful development and deployment of CNO applications. In this Phase II SBIR proposal, Sentar presents plans for developing a Secure Agent Based Platform (SAB) technology prototype focused on Computer Network Defense (CND) for systems like the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD). The SAB-CND will ensure the successful development and deployment of CNO applications by providing an autonomic enabled platform capable of monitoring, defending, and healing itself while maintaining a secure operational environment. Sentar has teamed with SYColeman, and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) for this Phase II effort.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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