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Air Force awards IAI a follow-on contract to develop a Secure Content Distribution System for Military Operations

Successful commercial Content Distribution Systems (CDS) use a group of replica servers over the Internet to copy and effectively distribute content from origin servers. However, success in military applications requires addressing two critical concerns of survivability and security. The CDS must be available on DoD’s secure, segregated networks and meet the verifiable trusted source access mechanisms and Quality of Service (QoS) needs unique to military Command and Control (C2) planning and execution. It must be deployable on forward operating C2 node infrastructures that ride on the Global Information Grid (GIG), the globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information on demand. To address this, IAI and its collaborators, Securboration, Inc. and Mike Freedman, propose to develop a Survivable and Secure Content Distribution System (SS-CDS) for robust, secure and flexible content distribution over complex and dynamic tactical networks. One advantage of SS-CDS is the high survivability achieved by minimizing the dependence on central servers. It has a layered Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) model for content distribution and security services. Further, SS-CDS has a security framework that accommodates standard security solutions as well as computational and communicational lightweight security mechanisms. It also has a robust handling mechanism to support node dynamics. Another advantage is its semantic model for service description situational awareness with respect to the operational environment, mission, and supporting network infrastructure. The system architecture has been designed and feasibility studies conducted. The current work will include implementation of a system prototype and testing the system for efficiency, scalability and robustness

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