Cryptographic Search Engines for Sharing Data Across Multiple Security Domains

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-06-C-0161
Agency Tracking Number: O053-NC2-1191
Amount: $98,692.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-NC2
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
5068 West Plano Parkway, Suite 336, Plano, TX, 75093
DUNS: 102675365
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Henson
 Chief Scientist
 (972) 738-8579
Business Contact
 Terry Jonker
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (972) 738-8577
Research Institution
Asier Technology is proposing an automated method for tagging, searching and sharing sensitive information across multiple security domains. This approach centers on a cryptographically enabled search engine and an automated method of adding XML meta-data to existing files to encrypting and store them securely. Off-the-shelf search engine and display software would be modified to cryptographically enforce information assurance policies end-to-end, across all security domains. In essence, an authorized and authenticated user would enter search criteria and receive results based on his or her role and responsibility. Different people would receive different results with the same search criteria. The sensitive material remains encrypted with a high degree of granularly as it is stored and processed; it is only decrypted when it is displayed on an authorized user's screen. Asier plans to leverage existing search engine and context sensitive data-mining algorithms and combine them with sound INFOSEC strategies to build a cross-platform system capable of handling the information retrieval and sharing needs of disparate agencies securely. We believe that is a near term solution to horizontal data fusion problems.

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