Vulnerabilty Assessment and Prioritization Methodology (VAPM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,955.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0027
Award Id:
74314
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0197
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
165988937
Principal Investigator:
ToddCarpenter
Member of Technical Staff
(651) 295-7126
todd.carpenter@adventiumenterprises.com
Business Contact:
KyleNelson
Director of Sponsored Research
(612) 280-9843
kyle.nelson@adventiumenterprises.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This project will develop and deploy a comprehensive force protection vulnerability analysis process that accommodates diverse and large geographic areas, public events, infrastructure interdependencies, attacker goals, means, and methods, and defender priorities. This process will be based on the Vulnerability Assessment and Prioritization Methodology (VAPM) originally developed and applied to domestic homeland security assessments. While VAPM addresses the issues identified by DARPA, it currently requires significant effort by diverse subject matter experts to drive the process, capture the data, analyze results, and develop recommendations. Automated reasoning support of the cognitive tasks required to apply VAPM is necessary to facilitate more widespread utilization, reduce workload, thereby enabling robust, actionable predictive intelligence for threat avoidance and mitigation. Phase I will produce a detailed design to make VAPM less human expert intensive and facilitate its deployment across military bases and provide a proof-of-concept demonstration. Feasibility of the design and results will be evaluated by military personnel.

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