Securboration, Inc. delivered and deployed a production version of their Cyber Semantic Account Monitoring System (C-SAMS) to the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Global C4 Coordination Center (GCCC). C-SAMS supports an organization’s need to proactively monitor how their information technology resources are being used. C-SAMS uses a combination of statistical and semantic modeling and analysis techniques to develop models of expected and/or allowable user behavior and then proactively monitors the system, detecting deviations from those behaviors. C-SAMS continues to be enhanced as a Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) Project formalized with a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Transition Plan (STTP) agreement between Securboration, Inc., Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and USTRANSCOM.
The United States Transportation Command Operations Directorate (USTRANSCOM/J3) has awarded Securboration a contract to support the J3 Knowledge Management Officer by providing automated intelligence to organize, prioritize and route incoming mission critical messages. By leveraging Securboration’s Semantic Grounding Mechanism, Action Officers will be able to rapidly assess the condition of the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) in order to determine lift asset availability as well as infrastructure constraints to properly influence force movement planning and sustainment decisions. Applying Securboration’s suite of semantic technologies to the vast amount of incoming data will greatly reduce Action Officer monitoring workloads and focus attention on time sensitive mission critical information.
Securboration, Inc. delivered the Alpha version of their Cyber Semantic Account Monitoring System (C-SAMS) to the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Global C4 Coordination Center (GCCC). C-SAMS addresses an organization’s need to proactively monitor how their information technology resources are being used. C-SAMS uses a combination of statistical and semantic modeling and analysis techniques to develop models of expected and/or allowable user behavior and then proactively monitors the system, detecting deviations from those behaviors. C-SAMS continues to be enhanced as a Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) Project formalized with a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Transition Plan (STTP) agreement between Securboration, Inc., Air Force Research Laboratory and USTRANSCOM.
Securboration President, Bruce McQueary, emphasizes the importance of this milestone, “this represents the benefit of the SBIR Program to the Government in general, and in this case specifically DoD and its mission critical transportation command. The technology that enables this sophisticated system was developed and matured through the SBIR program, and now is being deployed into an operational command. It represents a true success story for the SBIR Program from all perspectives.”
Securboration Transitions Semantic Requirements Tool into USTRANSCOM Enterprise Integration Laboratory
Securboration has initiated the process for transitioning the Semantic Requirements Tool RDT&E project into operational use at USTRANSCOM. Adhering to the USTRANSCOM Corporate Services Governance process, Securboration has inserted the software into the Enterprise Integration Laboratory (EIL) for testing and integration. It is expected that the transition process will be completed in summer 2011 allowing for the Semantic Requirements Tool to be brought online for use at USTRANSCOM. The Semantic Requirements Tool leverages the Semantic Core Services developed by Securboration for USTRANSCOM to aid enterprise users in the composition and submission of USTRANSCOM enterprise requirements.
The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Air Force SBIR Transition Support Program (Commercialization Pilot Program) have cooperatively awarded Securboration a $1.15M contract for development of a Cyber Semantic Account Management Service (C-SAMS). C-SAMS will automate time consuming and ad hoc measures that are now in place within the Global C4 Coordination Center (GCCC) to identify and respond to potential cyber-attack. This work is the continuation of an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Phase II SBIR, Semantic Policy Broker (SEMPBro), which focuses on specification and implementation of an organization’s policies through the use of semantic models. Under the C-SAMS contract SEMPBro will be enhanced to learn an organization’s true “operational policies” by augmenting explicitly stated policy with observed actual user behavior. These “operational policies” are then used in operational settings to monitor user activity for compliance with organization norms, as well as user specific characteristics. The C-SAMS award has commitments from USTRANSCOM for two years of follow on development, each funded with an additional $500K.
December 7, 2010: Securboration working alongside Microsoft, Dell, IBM, Cal Poly CADRC and CDM Technologies presented a demonstration at the Knowledge Management Laboratory (KML) to members of United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) staff using Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 . This demonstration was a part of the KML’s efforts to perform analysis and recommendation related to current and emerging security architecture models for cloud computing. Focus of the exhibit was the use of Claims-Based Security to establish a Security Token Service (STS) able to sustain access-control for a SOA-based Cloud computing environment. Highlights of the presentation included the decoupling aspect of the authentication logic from the applications, thus allowing the applications residing in the cloud to be portable while also being secure by sharing the same STS. This separation of authentication enables the use of any authentication mechanism. The demonstration successfully staged the power of Claims-Based Security by including cross-domain access, claims transformation (upgrading/downgrading access) and emergency escalation of access while being transparent to web applications in the cloud.
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).