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Predictive Analysis Tools for PBA/IPB:Automated Course of Action Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-05-C-0133
Agency Tracking Number: F051-095-3082
Amount: $99,881.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-095
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-04-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-01-15
Small Business Information
54 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
United States
DUNS: 825732993
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Ken Williams
 Special Technical Advisor to Pres
 (757) 722-5565
Business Contact
 Susan Hughes
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (757) 722-5565
Research Institution

Zel Technologies proposes an important subset of the full capabilities requested in this topic. We offer to augment Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (JIPB) tools, Automated Assistance to IPB (A2IPB) and Intelligence Preparation of the Information Battlespace (IPIB), with a capability for automatic modeling of Courses of Action. Currently, COA development entails substantial manual analyst effort, to the extent that the labor requirement is the main user complaint about JIPB tools. We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of automated production of COA models by treating a variety of JIPB domains as complex networks, inserting topological network penetration analysis algorithms developed by George Mason University's Center for Secure Information Systems to expand and instantiate enemy sub-goals in effects-based COAs, and remapping the resulting topological attack graphs back into Attack Trees and COA scenarios in A2IPB and/or IPIB.

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