Computer Network Operations (CNO) for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0074
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1238
Amount: $99,806.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-092
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
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
 Patrick Robinson
Title: President, COO
Phone: (972) 738-8576
Research Institution
Advanced Intelligent agents provide a tremendous benefit to the collection and analysis of information on computer networks. Unfortunaltely, intelligent agents are also susceptible to re-programming in such a manner as to cause them to mis-report, or not report at all. It is possible to intercept the message of an intelligent agent, and "spoof" or re-program the response so that operations appear normal. The best intentions and value of intelligent agents can be undone using these tactics. Asier Technology, along with Sentar, Inc. propose to develop an advanced, secure system for deploying intelligent agents across a network, and to assure that the agents cannot be intercepted or re-programmed without full knowledge and support of the network administration. Both companies intend to use existing technologies, developed by their respective companies, to create this method of secure agent deployment.

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