EXPERT SYSTEMS APPLIED TO VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,900.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9162
Agency Tracking Number:
9162
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 693 - 22 W Pennsylvania, Bel Air, MD, 21014
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DONALD W MOWRER
(301) 836-7722
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
AN EXPERT SYSTEM IS ONE WHICH CAN PERFORM AT THE LEVEL OF AN EXPERT IN A SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE DOMAIN. TARGET APPLICATION AREAS FOR EXPERT SYSTEMS INCLUDE THOSE AREAS FOR WHICH THERE ARE PERHAPS A FEW SIMPLE UNDERLYING THEORIES AND A RATHER LARGE ACCUMULATION OF HIGH LEVEL KNOWLEDGE CONSIDERED OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE IN THE ANALYTIC PROBLEM SOLVING PROCESS. PRESENT VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT COMPUTER CODE REQUIRE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MANUAL PREPROCESSING. MUCH OF THIS INPUT MUST BE GENERATED USING SUBJECTIVE JUDGEMENT. A SKILLED VULNERABILITY ANALYST CAN PROVIDE INPUTS TO THE COMPUTER CODES WHICH PRODUCE REASONABLE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS; HOWEVER, ASSESSMENTS PRODUCED BY LESS SKILLED ANALYST ARE ERROR PRONE DUE TO DIFFERENCES IN PERCEPTION AND EXPERIENCE LEVEL. EXPERT GUIDANCE IN THE MANUAL PREPROCESSING ASSOCIATED WITH VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS IS NEEDED TO PRO-VIDE CONSISTENCY AND LESSEN THE DEGREE OF SUBJECTIVITY. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A COMPUTER ENHANCED EXPERT SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS.

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