Advanced Information Understanding Algorithms to Detect Counter-Terrorist Activity in Support of Total Force Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-04-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number: F031-3728
Amount: $746,691.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-094
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
11675 Jollyville Road, Suite 300, Austin, TX, 78759
DUNS: 838828960
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sherry Marcus
 (512) 342-0010
Business Contact
 Darrin Taylor
Phone: (512) 342-0010
Research Institution
21st Century Technologies proposes NETWAR: Predictive Threat Analysis for Computer Network Defense, a Phase II SBIR proposal. The objective of NETWAR is to develop an advanced knowledge discovery capability that would support the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC), a component within the Air Intelligence Agency (AIA). There are two functional elements to this objective:  To predict and provide adequate warning of future threat activity  To fuse intelligence and network-monitoring data in an effort to identify aggressive actions against Air Force computer networks. To achieve this objective, we have identified several technical goals that will leverage from TMODs, Terrorist Modus Operandi Detection System, a technology developed on the formerly DARPA EELD and Genoa II programs. TMODS will reduce the number of threats identified as false positives presented to AIA analysts by better fusing and analyzing patterns coming in from sensors and other systems. Elements of the threat library are represented as graphs and will be "pattern matched" against AIA data sets. The end product will provide the AIA analyst the ability to detect and analyze computer-based network attacks in terms of social network based threat patterns - a capability currently unavailable from COTS products.

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