Just Enough Data Interoperability (JEDI)

Period of Performance: 04/28/2006 - 04/28/2007

$96.5K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Cyberneutics, Inc.
503 Mountain Lake Avenue
Pearisburg, VA 24134
Principal Investigator

Abstract

U.S. Combatant Commanders require seamless exchange of operational and intelligence information between combined forces, alliance partners, and the joint combatant commands in order to prosecute an expanding mission spectrum within a complex and dynamic global battlespace. The goal of confidential, multi-level information sharing over a single network for multiple communities of interest (COI), however, remains elusive. To address this shortfall, Cyberneutics proposes Just Enough Data Interoperability (JEDI) which instantiates a human-computer division of labor that combines network hardware, application software, and warfighter tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for minimizing information latency while safeguarding operational and intelligence information from unauthorized disclosure. On the information technology side, JEDI is a template-based architecture for sharing just enough data, but no more, between diverse groups in a cooperative endeavor. This template supports plug and play integration of COTS and GOTS network and security functionality and scales to encompass separate, simultaneous COIs across common network transport where the owner of the information retains the control of access. On the human process side, JEDI concepts of operations (CONOPS) and their component TTPs are emergent phenomena, rather than restrictive and inefficient planning artifacts developed for specific missions and then modified haphazardly in time of crisis to suit particular circumstances.