Secure Efficient Cross-domain Protocols

Secure Efficient Cross-domain Protocols

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-14-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: F13A-T08-0075
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF13-AT08
Solicitation Number: 2013.A
Small Business Information
215 Parkway North, P.O. Box 280, Waterford, CT, -
DUNS: 077317766
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Margaret Bailey
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 326-3621
 bailey_m@sonalysts.com
Business Contact
 Denise Grudier
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (860) 326-3652
Email: dgrudier@sonalysts.com
Research Institution
 University of Connecticut
 Steven A Demurjian
 265 ITE Building
Storrs, CT, 06269-2155
 (860) 486-4818
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The Sonalysts team proposes to develop a solution that facilitates the flow of data between different levels of classification while improving and ensuring both security and data integrity. Our approach involves a set of protocols that provide a unique and disruptive combination of multichannel data dispersion and multi-classification data management techniques to meet our objectives. We will develop application workflows for existing split-domain environments and evaluate existing cross-domain solutions. We will design a cross-domain information architecture based on a trusted automated guard and using a newly designed secure multi-layered data transmission protocol. We will provide a preliminary analysis of the security of the designed protocols. Finally, we will demonstrate with a proof-of-concept that the proposed design is innovative and technically feasible. BENEFIT: Current systems are burdened with air-gaps, over-classification, and"ad hoc"solutions necessitated by time-constrained work environments. The proposed ZIPRNET system will speed up cross-domain work flows while improving security. Sonalysts will use existing contacts at the 505th Command and Control Wing (CCW), Hurlburt Air Force Base to perform a Phase II prototype test at the 505 CCW AOC formal training unit. This solution will benefit all government agencies that use and create classified data. It also has the potential to benefit any organization that has sensitive data, with the medical and financial industries being prominent examples.

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