Joint Protection Enterprise Network (JPEN) Situation Awareness (JSA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-06-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number: N061-098-0141
Amount: $69,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-098
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
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
 Systems Analyst III
 (256) 430-0860
 apotter@sentar.com
Business Contact
 Peter Kiss
Title: CEO
Phone: (256) 430-0860
Email: pkiss@sentar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Joint Protection Enterprise Network (JPEN) system is used by gate officers at military installations to share information about potential threats to the personnel, facilities and resources they safeguard. With JPEN, officers can report suspicious activity using the DoD Threat and Local Observation Notice (TALON) standard. Reports are available to other officers for situation awareness. As the number of facilities using JPEN has grown, the volume of notices has exceeded what can be efficiently browsed by gate officers. The proposed JPEN Situation Awareness (JSA) subsystem would address this problem. The JSA will use a generic Data-Knowledge (DK) interface to facilitate information exchange between the JPEN database and the event-driven correlation subsystem. It will be constructed from system architecture, including Sentar’s KnoWeb® distributed knowledge system, correlation engine, and knowledge authoring tools. This technology has been used in a variety of applications, most prominently in the Phase III development of an advanced cyber-defense capability for situation awareness and decision support for mission critical networks. Designed as an intelligent subsystem, the JSA will be positioned for rapid and inexpensive application to a wide range of correlation problems. The result is a general purpose solution for adding correlation capabilities to DBMS. BENEFITS: As a general purpose solution for adding correlation capabilities to database management systems, the JSA technology will be used to enhance a wide variety of database systems, including physical security systems, C4ISR dynamic time critical decision-making, the Semantic Web, and decision support for control systems, customer relationship management, utility networks, information and physical security, global financial systems, network management, utilities, crisis management, emergency planning, and emergency response.

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