Digital Theater-level System Model for Cyber Security Analysis
Navy SBIR 2020.1 - Topic N201-064
NAVSEA - Mr. Dean Putnam - email@example.com
Opens: January 14, 2020 - Closes: February 26, 2020 (8:00 PM ET)
AREA(S): Information Systems
PROGRAM: EO-IWS5: Surface ASW Combat System Integration, Surface ASW System
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Develop a digital model that can assess the communications-related
cybersecurity posture of geographically distributed sensors, weapons, and
combat systems supporting theater-level mission tasking.
For the Theater Undersea Warfare (USW) mission, the Theater commander’s tool is
the AN/UYQ-100 Undersea Warfare Decision Support System (USW-DSS) [Ref. 1].
USW-DSS produces plans that optimize USW capability across the entire theater.
However, cybersecurity has not traditionally been a part of mission planning at
the theater level. The theater-wide system of systems contains distributed
networks of disparate systems at varying levels of cyber resiliency, which
communicate through physical environments that vary as a function of time,
season, commercial and military interference, and other factors [Refs. 2, 3].
Define and develop a concept for a software architecture that would support
assessment of the cybersecurity posture of a geographically distributed network
of sensors and platforms. Demonstrate feasibility through analytical modeling
and development that address the requirements discussed in the Description. The
Phase I Option, if exercised, will include the initial system specifications and
capabilities description to build a prototype solution in Phase II.
Develop and deliver a prototype of the software and its architecture for
digitally modeling a theater-wide system of systems to assess cybersecurity
posture. Demonstrate performance through the required range of parameters given
in the Description, including the ability to conduct robust options analysis in
varying locations in support of system design as well as an ability to support
real-time assessments by human operators of ongoing operations in the theater.
Demonstrate, at a Government- or company-provided facility, utilization of
existing Navy-specified system or sub-system components to provide a fully
functional operational capability within USW-DSS; and the capability to ingest
real-time data representative of operational conditions.
DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Assist the Navy in transitioning the technology for Navy
use and complete further experimentation and refinement to ensure that the
technology provides support for USW-DSS and other Navy specified systems and
the associated system engineering activities of the Program.
“AN/UYQ-100 Undersea Warfare Decision Support System (USW-DSS).” United States
Navy Fact File. https://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=2100&tid=324&ct=2
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Acoustic Propagation Models in Simulation of Underwater Acoustic Networks: A
Statistical Approach.” Proceedings of MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Boston,
September 2006. https://faculty.nps.edu/xie/papers/Model-Oceans06.pdf
Lloyd, Varshney, Maneesh and Kong, Jiejun. “Introducing a Cyber Warfare
Communications Effect Model to Synthetic Environments.” Interservice/Industry
Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2010, accessed 19
December 2018, Cyber_Warfare_Communications_Effect_Model_to_Synthetic_Environments.
Management Framework (RMF), DoD Instruction 8510.01, Incorporating Change 2 of
28 July 2017.” https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/851001_2014.pdf
Theater Undersea Warfare; USW; Undersea Warfare Decision Support System;
USW-DSS; Cybersecurity Implications of Distributed and Unmanned Systems; Combat
Systems; Cybersecurity of Geographically Distributed Systems; Modeling of