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Secure Decisions Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Model Decision Processes of Computer Network Defenders

NORTHPORT, NY, January 5, 2011 –Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and developer of visual cyber defense and decision support tools, has received a Broad Agency Announcement award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Under the ONR contract, Secure Decisions will model the decision processes of computer network defenders in the U.S. Navy. The contract is scheduled to be completed by January 2011. Under another contract award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Secure Decisions studied cyber network defenders in six organizations within the US Department of Defense and from a commercial managed security service provider. This research resulted in the widely government-distributed Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) Report that documents the work processes of computer network defense (CND) analysts. Secure Decisions’ CTA report is actively used today to support the [...]