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Repeatable Virtualization of Intelligence, Surveillance&Reconnaissance (ISR) System Servers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-A008
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4847
Amount: $779,884.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-101
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-02-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-02-15
Small Business Information
7001 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421-1716
United States
DUNS: 194646782
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chadwick Cox
 Principal Investigator
 (423) 894-4646
Business Contact
 Robert Pap
Title: President
Phone: (423) 894-4646
Research Institution

Accurate Automation Corporation proposes an innovative application of virtualization tools to complex information systems, especially the Joint Multi-mission Protection System (JUMPS). The program includes three parts. 1. A plan will be developed and implemented to facilitate the operation and to manage the growth of the JUMPS. This plan will leverage Virtual Machines (VMs), which abstract applications from the hardware on which they run. Hardware changes and growth will be achieved with few or no modifications to the VMs and their applications. Furthermore, VMs will improve application availability and will provide fault tolerance. 2. A new class of application tool will help the JUMPS program address the diverse requirements of a large number of user agencies. Each agency will tailor"minion"apps within the constraints of a common JUMPS software library. Minions will be delivered to host sites where they"look after"the interests of the agency. Minions address the issue of limited bandwidth by improving peripheral access to central resources. 3. A management tool will optimize system performance while considering potential attacks, thereby improving survivability beyond the level provided by the enterprise virtualization tools. This management tool is necessary because the U.S. Army faces a substantially greater threat environment than a typical enterprise organization. The method differs significantly from typical approaches to network optimization because the potential actions of adversaries are considered. Accurate Automation will virtualize the JUMPS in a way that manages growth, including the diverse requirements of an expanding user-base, thus minimizing programmatic risk, while simultaneously addressing the severe threat environment in which the U.S. Military operates, thus minimizing physical risk. Accurate Automation has demonstrated a solid understanding of the virtualization tools and is technically competent in a wide array of fields related to the application. Accurate Automation has a good understanding of the JUMPS program and of the related DCGS-A program.

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