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Proposal Number: 0412014
Proposal Title: Strategic Effects-based Objective Approach to Determine the Likelihood of Possible Terrorist Attacks
Topic Number: H-SB04.1-004
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Computer Modelling Tool for Vulnerability Assessment of U.S. Infrastructure
Organization: 21st Century Technologies. Inc.
Address: 6011 W Courtyard Drive
Bldg 5, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78730-5112  
Abstract: Defending our borders, ports, and critical infrastructure against all possible terrorist attacks (i.e., chemical, biological, nuclear, or economic) across the entirety of our nation may, at first, seem overwhelming. The issue is not so much the lack of effective counter-terrorism technologies, but the fundamental inability to apply them across all potential targets. We lack an overarching strategic integrated approach that enables systematic application of these defense technologies where and when they are needed most. Complying with the stated goals of DHS, the Advanced Vulnerability of Infrastructure Assessment Tool (AVIAT) will be an enterprise-wide solution implemented as middleware, to facilitate application and data level system integration and interoperability for the purpose of optimal distribution of defense capabilities. AVIAT uses a system-based approach that fuses ontologies about terrorist groups, motivations, and attack methods with criticality assessments of infrastructure vulnerabilities in our homeland.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC050050
Period of Performance: 03/21/2005 - 09/20/2007
Award/Contract Value: $749,957.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $749,957.00