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Developing Cyber Situation Awareness for Enterprise Health

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1780
Agency Tracking Number: O092-IA5-1062
Amount: $99,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-IA5
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-11-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-08-06
Small Business Information
54 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
United States
DUNS: 825732993
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Williams
 Alpha Geek Emeritus
 (757) 722-5565
Business Contact
 Susan Hughes
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (757) 722-5565
Research Institution

Zel Technologies will provide a feasibility report and demonstrate a proof-of-concept Enterprise Health and Situation Awareness (EHSA) prototype for mission-oriented network situation awareness and enterprise health. We will extend our existing automated Course of Action (COA) Modeler (ACAM) with two emerging technological enablers in this effort: security metrics (SM) and visual analytics (VA). We enhance results from traditional sensors and conventional situation assessment solutions for network operations with new sensors and ambiguity resolution. ACAM enables anticipatory and predictive awareness at enterprise and enclave levels. Our concept includes a unique data mining capability for unifying data from multiple sources and indicating possible new observables from ontology changes detected in the data itself. Automated ontology creation integrates observations from existing and emerging sensors and sensor webs, and offers the capability of creating new sensors compatible with a distributed semantic sensor web. Human understanding is aided by advanced VA techniques for knowledge representation that provide 2D, 3D, and non-traditional displays with interactive levels of detail. Combined information supports visualization displays for distributed cooperative decision makers to determine the effects of network cyber attacks on the mission and organization. The prototype will provide the information and capability for autonomic and man-in-the-loop responses.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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