PMAF, a Pedigree Management and Assessment Framework

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,859.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-06-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-105-0217
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-105
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
ATC - NY
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101321479
Principal Investigator:
Carla Marceau
Senior Principal Scientis
(607) 257-1975
carla@atc-nycorp.com
Business Contact:
Richard Smith
Controller
(607) 257-1975
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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