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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7207
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1296
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-111
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Small Business Information
TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
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
 (626) 792-3000
 russ.pina@tanner.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (626) 792-3000
Email: kevin@tanner.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The ability to safeguard the sensitive data and critical information being used throughout sophisticated MDA systems is of national importance. Tanner Research has developed and demonstrated at TRL-4 an innovative Information Protection Technology (IPT) suitable for use on removable COTS storage media, including micro-scale devices. Tanner's IPT has been evaluated by the USAF Information Warfare Battlelab and validated by the DoD Computer Forensics Lab as suitable for use in protecting sensitive information on airborne and ground-based assets. Tanner's IPT ensures that sensitive information in danger of being tactically compromised can be quickly and cost-effectively rendered safe from any unwanted exploitation. The Navy and the USAF funded the early development of this IPT in response to an international incident where only hand-tools were available for use by the aircrew in attempting prevent information on storage media from being exploited. Tanner Research is proposing in Phase I to mature the IPT and demonstrate the feasibility of deploying it in a relevant environment at TRL-5/6. A follow-on Phase II program will further mature the IPT to TRL-7/8 so as to meet the current and emerging needs of MDA vis-à-vis protecting sensitive information contained in distributed databases.

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