NORTH CHELMSFORD, Ma. - June 15, 2005 - Skaion Corporation is providing assistance to DARPA's Situation-Aware Protocols In Edge Network Technologies (SAPIENT) program, as a subcontractor to MIT's Lincoln Laboratory. Skaion's contribution is in helping develop and evaluate metrics for application and network performance.
DARPA's SAPIENT effort is aimed at producing a new generation of cognitive protocol architectures. SAPIENT architectures are aware of application requirements and network conditions, represent this awareness with a knowledge base that is updated based on both specification and observation, and automatically adapt the protocol to its operating environment. SAPIENT will bring to bear attributes of human cognition such as learning and self-improvement to the automated construction of network protocols. The overarching goals of the SAPIENT program are to use these cognitive attributes to dramatically reduce the effect of network impairments on applications and to show a positive trend in this capability over time, as new situations are encountered and learned.
A Web page for the SAPIENT Industry Day is here: https://www.schafertmd.com/sapient/index.html
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions.
Skaion is an information security technology and services company. Its area of expertise is in simulating real-world threats to information systems, modeling attacks, and evaluating defenses. Skaion's technologies synthesize realistic user and network behavior to test working systems, design new defenses, and conduct innovative research. Skaion principals have extensive experience in computer system security, including in both the U.S. military and the private sector. More information is available at www.skaion.com
Skaion has extensive experience in network and systems analysis, particularly in areas of information assurance. The Skaion Traffic Generation System (TGS) is used to create test data sets, and was used to synthesize the network environment for the Air Force Research Lab's 2004 Hackfest. Skaion is also currently providing assistant to principal investigators under ARDA's Information Assurance for the Intelligence Community program, developing test data to evaluate new approaches to mitigation of network attacks.
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