Integrated Solution for SSD Forensics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00077
Agency Tracking Number: DHS SBIR-2012.2-H-SB012.2-001-0008-II
Amount: $749,876.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: H-SB012.2-001
Solitcitation Number: DHS SBIR-2012.2
Small Business Information
S34A, Inc.
1532 N. Wakefield St, Arlington, VA, 22207-2138
Duns: 078597409
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hank Wallace
 (540) 966-4356
 hwallace@s34a.com
Business Contact
 LeMarque Sheppard
Title: CEO
Phone: (571) 201-3045
Email: lemarque@s34a.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
S34A, Inc. proposes to build upon our successful Phase I R&D effort and commence the development of an integrated hardware, software, and service solution that facilitates the extraction of forensic data from SSDs - data that resides outside the Logical Block Address (LBA) space and is not accessible by traditional computer forensic techniques. This product development work will be performed in coordination with experts from a number of Federal computer forensics labs. When complete, the hardware and software products from Phase II will allow forensic examiners to exploit "stale," deleted or overwritten data that has been removed from the user addressable space as a result of garbage collection and TRIM commands. This integrated solution will provide Federal, State, and Local law enforcement with a capability that does not exist today. With SSD shipments expected to top 240 million units by 2016, this solution set will be essential to the effective performance of day-to-day law enforcement efforts to combat criminal and terrorist acts. TRL at beginning of Phase II - 4. TRL at end of Phase II - 8.

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