Geographical Interdependency Awareness Tool (GIAT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,974.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-06-M-0152
Award Id:
78699
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-NC7-4038
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
158034665
Principal Investigator:
LoganGilbert
Senior Research Engineer
(512) 342-0010
lgilbert@21technologies.com
Business Contact:
DarrinTaylor
Vice President
(512) 342-0010
dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Research Institute:
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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