The CSIAC contract was awarded in the Fall of 2012 to a team assembled by Quanterion Solutions Incorporated, a small business headquartered in Utica, New York. The company was formed in 2000 by principals that formerly held key leadership positions in DoD science and technology programs, primarily related reliability, maintainability and quality engineering. During its 20 years of operation, Quanterion has expanded into a broad range of technologies including, but not limited to, cybersecurity, software engineering, information systems/technology knowledge management, materials engineering, critical infrastructure protection as well as chemical-biological studies. The broadened technical base has led to new opportunities to perform research and analysis for numerous organizations, both in government and industry. Quanterion’s staff provides unparalleled experience in Information Analysis Center (IAC) operations, with key personnel that have collectively provided over 100 years of managerial or directorial leadership of these programs. In addition to operating the CSIAC, Quanterion also operates the Homeland Defense and Security IAC (HDIAC) in the National Capital Region and the Defense Threat Reduction IAC in Albuquerque, NM. To best serve the Cyber Security and Information Systems user community, they have assembled a world-class team that includes the following organizations.
AEgis Technologies is a privately held small business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama that provides advanced technology and expert consulting services to industries throughout the world. AEgis specializes in modeling & simulation (M&S) and micro/nanoscale technology development. The company’s M&S products and services include simulation software and training simulators; geospatial databases; 2D and 3D models, war fighter exercise support; systems engineering and analysis; verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A); test and evaluation support; and HWIL simulation.
Assured Information Security (AIS) is a leading pioneer and contributor in research in the disciplines of Information Operations (IO) and Computer Network Operations (CNO), including Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), and Computer Network Defense (CND). AIS’ core competencies address each of the following application areas: virtual machines, reverse engineering, forensics/counter-forensics architectures, penetration testing, agent-based systems, vulnerability detection, embedded systems, networking and communications, and RF systems.
Syracuse University’s Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) is New York State’s premier applied research center for interdisciplinary expertise in complex information intensive systems, including monitoring and control, predictive analysis, intelligence, security and assurance. The SU School of Information Studies (iSchool) was the first “information school” in the nation. It is a leading center for innovative programs in information policy, information behavior, information management, information systems, information technology and information services.
The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at George Mason University (GMU) is well-established in the Cyber Security/Information Assurance field for its unique focus on the law, policy and economic aspects of cyber security and critical infrastructure. In addition, GMU’s School of Public Policy is home to two initiatives, namely the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology (iCASIT) and the Organization Development and Knowledge Management (ODKM), that specialize in the assessment and implementation of knowledge management and information sharing tools and practices
The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. It is also the home of the Information Sciences Institute (ISI), birthplace of key Internet technologies, including the Domain Name System (DNS) and (with other centers) the TCP/IP protocols. USC is also home to Dr. Barry Boehm, noted world expert in software engineering, who is credited with multiple breakthroughs in software cost research, as well as software-intensive systems engineering and software acquisition practices.
In addition to the Tier One team members, the CSIAC team also includes Tier Two organizations, that provide reach-back support with SMEs that assist with technical inquiries, State-of-the-Art reports, and core Analysis Tasks (CATs). The Tier 2 organizations of the CSIAC team include WetStone, Aptima, Minerva Engineering, the Griffiss Institute, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY PI), and Utica College.