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SPECS: Security Policy Enforcement and Compliance System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-07-C-0224
Agency Tracking Number: O053-NC6-1030
Amount: $374,579.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-NC6
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-08-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-11-30
Small Business Information
4515 Seton Center Parkway Suite 320
Austin, TX 78759
United States
DUNS: 158034665
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Morgan
 Technical Lead
 (512) 342-0010
Business Contact
 Irene Williams
Title: Chief Operations Officer
Phone: (512) 342-0010
Research Institution

21st Century Technologies presents this Phase II SBIR effort, entitled: Security Policy Enforcement and Compliance System (SPECS). SPECS is a framework for managing security policy on super-sized, diverse and dynamic networks. SPECS automates policy management by encoding policies in an ontology to facilitate automated enforcement given operational requirements. By linking policies to the controls that enforce them, SPECS can rapidly deploy existing policies into new or changing operational environments, and it can update existing environments in response to changes in the policies themselves. This end-to-end modeling also enables SPECS to quickly assess compliance for assured levels of network security. Building on the foundation of the Phase I effort, the SPECS Phase II effort will focus on the domain of information security policy management. Through discussion with subject matter experts, 21CT has recognized that a technology to provide automated information security policy management has extraordinary marketability not only within the DoD, but commercially to companies of all levels, from small business to multi-national corporations. Despite this focus, the SPECS solution is designed to cover many aspects of computer security.

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