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Data Authentication and Dissemination using Watermarking for Net-Centric Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-08-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: O072-I07-1055
Amount: $99,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD07-I07
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-10-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-07-30
Small Business Information
17 Main Street Suite 237
Cortland, NY 13045
United States
DUNS: 010302748
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Duren
 VP of Digital Investigations
 (727) 480-2839
Business Contact
 Chet Hosmer
Title: Senior Vice President
Phone: (607) 756-6086
Research Institution

The Global Information Grid will require new IA technologies to be developed before it can reach its full potential and before the complete IA architecture can be realized. Existing security technologies and standards are inherently loosely coupled with the information they protect. There exists a temporal constraint on the extent to which data can be protected since, at some point, sensitive or protected content will be stored, viewed, or processed when it is outside of the protective boundaries of encryption, signing, and other security mechanisms. We propose to deploy watermarking technologies to the Information Assurance domain in order to tightly couple security attributes with data. Our approach is to adapt existing watermarking algorithms such that they can be deployed within an enterprise system to fulfill integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation services. It is envisaged that using watermarks to bind security services to data will extend the Information Assurance capabilities of a system beyond what is current deployed today.

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