Integration of Risk Analysis into Acquisition Cost, Schedule, and Performance Evaluation Tools

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Edaptive Computing, Inc.
1245 Lyons Road Array
Dayton, OH 45458
Principal Investigator


ABSTRACT: Program Offices require stakeholder collaboration to determine requirements, prioritize them and make decisions. Furthermore, when performing analysis of classified systems, stakeholders require analysis tools that can aid in vulnerability identification and risk assessment. Once vulnerabilities and potential mitigations have been identified, stakeholders must collaborate to determine the proper mitigations. Because of this, holding a virtual meeting for the purposes of discussing sensitive material with these stakeholders, many of whom are located in several distributed locations, can produce several challenges. This is due to the lack of a fully integrated collaboration solution for discussing, sharing, and marking up these documents from remote locations. To address this need, we propose utilizing our proven knowledge in this area along with our expertise in software development to enhance our existing tools to provide a collaboration/decision solution to the secure networks. By adding the ability to run our model-based analysis and collaborative decision-making tools over secure networks, ECI will take all of the normal disjointed tools and combine them into one cohesive application, thereby allowing users, whether located locally or remotely, to perform vulnerability analysis and brainstorm freely on a collaborative project containing classified material. BENEFIT: Our RAISE/TS solution is based upon the results of successful SBIR Phase II and Phase III projects, in which we were able to demonstrate distributed collaboration for brainstorming and voting as well as the ability to evaluate vulnerabilities and perform risk assessment at the system and technology. Results of this effort will be to provide the ability for key Program Office stakeholders to collaborate over a secure network. The normal methods of collaboration in a secure environment of email, secure phone call, and/or TS/SCI Videoconferencing tend to be one dimensional. The application of RAISE/TS will result in more accurate and robust analysis at reduced cost to the government due to greater participation in these collaboration sessions. Based on market research conducted in Phase II, there is significant follow-on and commercial opportunity for the RAISE/TS program within the Air Force and a broad range of Government agencies. Specifically, the future warfare model increasingly depends upon employment of net-centric, distributed technology. Not only does our solution address the needs of the Air Force, but it will provide a significant foundation for collaboration in classified setting to improve the trustworthiness of distributed, mission-critical system architectures across today?s military and aerospace markets. As a result, RAISE/TS will be beneficial to the DoD, Intelligence community, Homeland Security, NASA, and other agencies with common requirements. Importantly, our proposed solution can be transitioned effectively to the commercial sector by providing a more cost effective method to improve the trust of system-of-systems technology development in a variety of market sectors such as healthcare, commercial aviation and communications.