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Securboration Part of Team Awarded Knowledge Discovery and Dissemination Contract

Securboration is part of a team awarded a Knowledge Discovery and Dissemination (KDD) contract by AFRL Dayton. This project will develop new and novel ways for analysts to quickly produce actionable intelligence using information from multiple data sources. CUBRC (www.cubrc.org) is the prime contractor while Securboration brings its valuable experience with applying semantic technologies.

Securboration awarded Air Force Reserve Command Semantic Enterprise Architecture Development

Securboration was awarded a follow-on contract to continue development of the Semantic Enterprise Architecture (EA) for the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) at Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA. The semantic EA utilizes an architecturally driven approach to manage AFRC’s current command systems IT portfolio with the objective of transforming current stovepipe IT systems to a loosely coupled, standards based, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). This award is a continuation of the existing 5 year IDIQ contract with the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, NY.

Air Force awards Securboration Phase 2 for SOAMS

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Securboration a Phase II $750,000 contract to further develop the Semantic Ontology-Assisted Matching System (SOAMS) to facilitate interoperability in net-centric operations. SOAMS will minimize a significant current roadblock to interoperability – namely a lack of semantic understanding of the types of information that need to be exchanged among systems in a net-centric environment. SOAMS uses Securboration’s Semantic Grounding Mechanism to provide a common understanding of a systems capabilities and data requirements that is based on semantics instead of rigid syntax. This enables automated, intelligent comparison and alignment of data exchanged among systems. The results of this research will reduce the manual effort and time required for disparate systems to interoperate and help DoD move closer to achieving the ultimate net-centric vision.

Air Force Awards Securboration Contract to Develop Virtual Hybrid Architecture System!

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Securboration a $750,000 contract to develop a Virtual Hybrid Architecture System (VHACS) for the Air Force Electronic Systems Command (ESC). VHACS enables algorithms to be discovered and composed dynamically to meet changing conditions of the operational environment, where constraints must be rapidly aligned with algorithm capabilities. This holistic approach to composing advanced algorithms and models allows them to be leveraged to a much greater degree during the decision making process.

Securboration, Inc. invited to join Knowledge Management Laboratory Center as an Associate Member

Securboration, Inc. has joined the Knowledge Management Laboratory (KML) Center as an Associate Member. The KML Center is a nonprofit, hands-on lab that woks closely with Scott Air Force Base and USTRANSCOM to provide research, implementation, and evaluation of advanced Information Technology (IT). The Lab facilitates collaborations between IT organizations (commercial, government, and academic) and USTRANSCOM on distributed and intelligent information-management technologies. As an associate member, Securboration holds a seat on the KML Advisory Board and is actively participating in the research projects at the KML. This provides an opportunity for Securboration to focus research on meeting USTRANSCOM’s knowledge management challenges, and to transition this research into operational use at USTRANSCOM. As an example, Securboration plans on using the KML as a test and integration environment for the recently awarded OGEP SBIR Phase II enhancement . The KML will host certified SOA stacks that can be used to demonstrate new information systems technologies in an environment that closely matches USTRANSCOM certification and production environments. OGEP’s use of the KML will position the developed technology for rapid transition from a research program to a production capability at USTRASCOM.

More information on the KML can be found at http://www.cadrc.calpoly.edu/kml/.

Securboration Wins Contract to Develop Enterprise Semantic Content, Services, and Tools for USTRANSCOM and AFRL!

The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) have combined to award Securboration a $1M contract to develop semantic representations of USTRANSCOM’s enterprise. As part of this effort Securboration will develop a layer of services that provide access to, and search of, the enterprise semantic content. The semantic services and content will be used by USTRANSCOM requirements analysts and enterprise architects as part of their corporate governance process. This contact is an enhancement of Securboration’s Small Business Innovative Research contract Ontology Generation and Evolution Processor (OGEP).

Securboration Welcomes Josh Powers as CTO

It is with great pleasure that Securboration announces Josh Powers as its Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Powers has been instrumental in crafting the Semantic Technology vision for the DoD in general and the Air Force in particular. His most recent position was as the Metadata Architect for the Air Force. During his time there, Mr. Powers designed and led the implementation of the Automated Metadata Population Service (AMPS) for the Joint DoD and intelligence community. AMPS was one of a number of components of Metadata Environment (MDE) and Enterprise Level Security (ELS) initiatives that Mr. Powers was instrumental in defining in both Air Force and DoD contexts. He contributed significantly to the Air Force’s Community of Interest (COI) Primer and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Playbook, foundational documents to the Air Force’s enterprise vocabulary initiative. Mr. Powers has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences: RSA, KM World, Oracle World, Semantic Technologies Conference, Gilbane Conference, Information Assurance Symposium among others. Earlier work includes patented machine learning technologies, large-scale ontology design and population, entity extraction and text analysis. His expertise and vision will help solidify Securboration’s leadership in semantic based technologies.

$32M Phase III Contract Awarded to Securboration!

On September 15th, 2009, the U.S. Air Force formally announced that Securboration, Inc. was awarded a Phase III extension contract to their C2OSIF SBIR contract.

Defense Link released the following information regarding the contact:

Securboration, Inc. of Melbourne, Fla., was awarded a $32,000,000 contract which will provide transition and development command and control ontology-based semantic interoperability framework technologies to enable the passing of vital pieces of information between operational systems in a timely manner and to allow for critical linkage of data between the entities that require them as a step in achieving DoD net centric compliance.

Securboration Wins Extension to MPICE Analytical Stability Model Contract

The Army Corps of Engineers announced that Securboration was awarded a Phase II extension contracts for their research and development project MASM (MPICE Analytical Stability Model). This contract was awarded on June 10th, 2009 to cover the 2-year Phase II SBIR evolution.

MPICE and other metrics based approaches do not provide necessary insights and situational understanding with respects to how the US Government is progressing towards meeting its strategic, operational, and tactical objectives. MASM addresses these issues by formalizing the complex casual relationships through the use of advanced computation modeling techniques such as social network analysis, ontological modeling, and Bayesian-based reasoning. MASM will ultimately enable the situation understanding of MPICE metrics with respect to contributing, interrelated factors and in terms of addressing progress towards meeting US Government objectives.

EBANI Moves into Phase II Contract

The Air Force Research Labratories recently awarded Securboration, Inc. with a Phase II research and development contract for the EBANI (Effects-Based Approach to Neutralizing IED’s) project.

For more information on EBANI, continue reading below…

As demonstrated in Iraq and Afghanistan, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) have proven to be the insurgency’s most effective method to counter US military superiority. EBANI addresses the challenges associated with defeating the terrorist and insurgent network behind IED attacks. The successful Phase I evolution demonstrated that EBANI’s inclusion of cultural, motivational, historical, political, and economical root causes within a formalized computational model can be used to understand how to gain local support and leverage it to disrupt insurgent networks and capabilities. While EBANI focuses on the IED threat, IED’s are basically a tool that terrorists using to acheive their goals. The effects-based techniques used in EBANI are also applicable to countering the terrorist’s next, currently unforeseen, weapon.

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