Securboration has been awarded a contract by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for researching and defining operating system mechanisms to efficiently partition, communicate, and execute programs on many-core systems. Thermal constraints have led manufacturers to increase the number of computing cores instead of increasing clock speed. This contract aims to focus on allowing efficient operation of many programs which can be easily maintainable, adapatable, and usable by administrators with minimal training as number of processors, memory, and available communications bandwidth change.
Securboration has been awarded an Air Force contract to research providing link analysis of knowledge extracted from social media communications. The social media involved will include blogs, Twitter-like messages, social networking posts, and bulletin board threads. Securboration’s experience with semantic technologies will be leveraged to assist the military need to visualize knowledge extracted from social media communications with the same fidelity provided by using traditional sources.
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 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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.