PMAF, a Pedigree Management and Assessment Framework

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-06-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: F051-105-0217
Amount: $749,859.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-105
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500, Ithaca, NY, 14850
DUNS: 101321479
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carla Marceau
 Senior Principal Scientis
 (607) 257-1975
 carla@atc-nycorp.com
Business Contact
 Richard Smith
Title: Controller
Phone: (607) 257-1975
Email: rick@atc-nycorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Warfighters need information that is both timely and trustworthy. New initiatives such as the Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) and Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) have the goal of getting both “raw” and processed information to the warfighter as quickly as possible. In order to assess the trustworthiness of such information, the warfighter must be able to automatically check its provenance. In Phase I, ATC-NY developed a design of a Pedigree Management and Assessment Framework (PMAF) that shows the feasibility of using pedigrees in an information centric environment to support provenance evaluation. Key components include a model of information provenance, a run-time system, and a pedigree assessment tool. An important Phase I achievement was the development of an approach to maintain and retrieve provenance information that may depend on the type of the object. In particular, we have developed an approach using RDF that will allow a client to formulate appropriate queries. In Phase II, we will build a prototype and provide example schemas that illustrate the advantages of using PMAF.

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