High Assurance Testbed for Multilevel Interoperability, 2004 Developments
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY STUDIES AND RESEARCH
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Current military and intelligence operations utilize a variety of specialized often called stove-piped systems to provide IO and computing. Access to and controlled sharing of information from various networks operating at different classifications e.g., NIPRNET, SIPRNET, JWICS, and COWANS is difficult in ad hoc operational networks. To address the exchange of information in command and control and intelligence systems in the emerging Global Information Grid GIG, such as the Theater Battle Management Core System TBMCS, requires support for high assurance authentication and multilevel capabilities. These requirements provide the impetus for the creation of two complementary research efforts the Monterey Security Architecture MYSEA project and the Trusted Computing Exemplar TCX project. The objective of the MYSEA project is to explore and develop a high assurance heterogeneous distributed operating environment that is capable of enforcing multilevel security policies while maintaining support for existing applications and unmodified commodity client systems. The purpose of the TCX project is to provide an openly distributed worked example of how high assurance trusted components could be constructed. The TCX reference implementation, i.e., the TCX Separation Kernel, will be developed in accordance with the Common Criteria evaluation methodology and will be used as the underlying trusted foundation for two MYSEA trusted components, the Trusted Path Extension TPE and Trusted Channel Module TCM.
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