Progressive Model Generation for Adaptive Resilient System Software

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-P-1176
Agency Tracking Number:
N13A-014-0224
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N13A-T014
Solicitation Number:
2013.A
Small Business Information
Securboration Inc
1050 W NASA Blvd, Suite 155, Melbourne, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
038379579
Principal Investigator:
Lee Krause
Vice President R&D
(321) 591-9836
lkrause@securboration.com
Business Contact:
Lynn Lehman
CEO
(919) 244-3946
contracts@securboration.com
Research Institution:
Vanderbilt University
George E Cook
5332 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN, 37235-
(615) 332-2762
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Complex software systems are typically developed by disparate engineering teams working concurrently. At the same time, software requirements are frequently dynamic, evolving even during active development cycles. Discrepancies between how software is defined and how it is implemented at the modular level can cascade into critical system errors when modules are integrated. More troubling is that integration of modules containing poorly specified or poorly tested code can imperceptibly weaken the system from a security perspective, enabling an attacker to exploit undefined program states to exert undue control over the underlying system. The objective of the proposed work is the creation of the Robust Software Modeling Tool (RSMT), which enables software design to be precisely defined incrementally from the ground up by developers and later verified against assumptions that are made top-down by management. This greatly reduces the risk of integrating third party modules into an existing software system. RSMT is an incremental modeling tool that will be implemented as an Eclipse plugin targeting the Java language. It could, however, be extended to apply to virtually any compiled language.

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