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Trusted Network Time for Defensive Information Warfare (TNT for DIW)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F30602-01-C-0062
Agency Tracking Number: 001IF-3622
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
273 Ringwood Road
Freeville, NY 13068
United States
DUNS: 010302748
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chester Hosmer, Jr.
 President & CEO
 (607) 539-9981
Business Contact
 Chester Hosmer, Jr.
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (607) 539-9981
Research Institution

In many Defensive Information Warfare (DIW) situations, absolute and trusted time is a crucial aspect of information operations. As information, manipulation, storage and transmittal becomes more time dependent, whether the need is for the coordination ofinformation warfare systems, the protection of the national infrastructure, or the integrity of e-commerce operations, the problem remains the same. We need accurate and trusted time. A large number of diverse areas, such as automated data recordingsystems, computer-controlled systems, computer networks, air traffic control, radio astronomy, broadcasts, geodesy, and radio and TV networks, also depend on accurate time. In addition, many applications require not only accurate time, but also reliabletime stamps to be used as legal evidence that digital data existed at a given time. In other words, an electronic document must be stamped by a trusted time source.Under this effort WetStone Technologies will be advancing the state-of-the-art by first developing a FIPS certified Time Stamp Authority (TSA) that will integrate into a global trusted time infrastructure. The TSA is targeted for integration into militarydefensive information warfare infrastructures and a wide range of commercial e-commerce applications.

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