Secure Open Architecture Open System Technologies for Tactical Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-11-C-4159
Agency Tracking Number: N093-196-0383
Amount: $1,998,329.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-196
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tim Faltemier
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 368-6107
 tfaltemier@progeny.net
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Manager of Business Suppo
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Email: csigety@progeny.net
Research Institution
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Abstract
The goal of this SBIR is to develop technologies that will segregate data of various security classification levels using approved hardware and software techniques and simplify data access and usage for the sailor. This effort is designed to increase the productivity of the user by removing or automating the barriers currently involved with accessing data at different classification levels simultaneously. This paper will describe a series of solutions based on Trusted Operating Systems, Centralized Data Storage, and Cloud Computing architectures that will result in a novel data & usage model with greater transparency to the users. In this proposal, we discuss a detailed plan to develop a prototype application capable of creating a secure and open architecture solution for real-time multi-level data fusion and information guarding on a tactical network. This solution will consist of three basic tenets: a secure virtualization of hosts and existing software in a trusted operating system, a multi-level data storage technology (MLDST) for secure centralization of persistent data, and an investigation of real-time software-based data guarding techniques for multi-level data fusion and communication.

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