IInformation Protection Technology (IPT) to Safeguard Sensitive Data on Removable COTS Storage Media

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7346
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1296
Amount: $749,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-111
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Small Business Information
2650 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91107
DUNS: 195754056
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Russ Pina
 Senior Engineer
 (800) 792-3000
 russ.pina@tanner.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (800) 792-3000
Email: kevin@tanner.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Tanner Research will be extending to TRL-7 an Information Protection Technology (IPT) scheme that prevents unwanted exploitation of sensitive data found on removable storage media. Tanner’s baseline IPT device was demonstrated and declared to be at TRL-5 in Phase I. Tanner’s Phase II objective, in conjunction with Raytheon Company, is to develop and implement the testing and evaluation procedures, with rigorous validation by suitable metrics, to demonstrate IPT device utility for immediate use in a THAAD missile system application. Tanner’s modular information protection scheme is universally extensible. For example, Tanner’s IPT is now embedded within an industry standard removable hard drive carrier, and the device will protect information on drive units having one or many storage platens. Similarly, IPT design modularity facilitates miniaturizing IPT for use with laptop computers; or, microminiaturizing the IPT hardware implementation for use with PDA-type devices. Tanner’s IPT methodologies permit one or two-person command activation; timed activation; or, remote activation using and RFID control link.

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