Geographical Interdependency Awareness Tool (GIAT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-M-0152
Agency Tracking Number: O053-NC7-4038
Amount: $99,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-NC7
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
DUNS: 158034665
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Logan Gilbert
 Senior Research Engineer
 (512) 342-0010
 lgilbert@21technologies.com
Business Contact
 Darrin Taylor
Title: Vice President
Phone: (512) 342-0010
Email: dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
21st Century Technologies, Inc. (21CT), leveraging our expertise and experience in threat, vulnerability, and criticality assessments throughout the Infrastructure Network, proposes GIAT, the Geographical Interdependency Awareness Tool, which will enable understanding interdependencies among critical infrastructure assets. A unique innovation in GIAT is the ability to analyze and assess interdependencies against the entire infrastructure network composed of physical, logical, and cyber assets with innovations in knowledge representation based on ontologies, graph pattern matching, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and reliability based simulation. To gain situational awareness in the overall infrastructure, we will resolve two major issues. First, truly understanding interdependencies involves not only inference, but prediction. This predictive capability relies on both manipulating and fusing information, using multiple analysis techniques. Secondly, due to the difference between the infrastructures and assets they comprise, GIAT uses an underlying knowledge representation strategy that lends itself to multiple analysis techniques, specifically for the type of information at hand. As a result, our proposed GIAT architecture features the major innovation of combining simulation, knowledge representation, reasoning, statistical analysis, data fusion, web services, pattern matching, and visualization to provide the level of analysis, robustness, and traceability required to truly understand infrastructure dependencies.

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