Security Technology Categories

ASC contracts on an annual basis with various members of the defense and intelligence community as well as the Fortune 500 to identify innovative technologies that match their requirements in the four categories of Cyber security, C4ISR, Physical security and energy. The list below, frequently referred to as the "shopping list", reflects the current combined interest of ASC clients. Many clients share common interests; however some interests are unique to specific clients but those interests can be embedded in the master list without individual attribution.

Clients frequently offer "Pilots" to Challengers with innovative technologies that address a client's needs.

What is a Pilot?

A Pilot is a "test-drive" hosted by an ASC client or a Challenge Pilot Award Partner allowing them to test a potential Challenger solution against real-world stresses. This pilot program is intended to help qualified (need, funding and authority) customers and qualified (problem solving) sellers of innovative technology accelerate the procurement process.

ASC clients and Pilot Award Partners may be the end customer organization or a reseller such as a systems integrator. Since launching the Pilot program in the fall of 2010, ASC Challengers have pilots started in seven different organizations through the first two quarters of 2011.

Technology Category Requirements/Application Description
Cybersecurity Expertise
  • Analysis and decision making tools
  • Analysis of multi-lingual, multi-source, multi-format, structured and unstructured data
  • Anonymous information sharing
  • Authentication for IP networks
  • Authentication of users and devices
  • CBRNE detection
  • Cellular security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Common operating platforms
  • Confidentiality of data at rest or in motion
  • Consumer credentials
  • Convenient strong credentials
  • Data leakage and loss prevention
  • Data mining, analytics and visualization
  • Email security
  • Firewalls and virtual private networks
  • Forensics tools
  • Geospatial Intelligence
  • High speed encrypted transmissions greater than 100Gps
  • Identity management
  • In-band interference cancellation techniques
  • Information assurance
  • Insider threat detection
  • Intrusion detection/mitigation
  • Malware detection and response
  • Management, analysis & visualization of large data sets collecting terabytes per hour
  • Network detection and obfuscation techniques
  • Network monitoring and management
  • Offensive and defensive network security
  • Reverse engineering
  • Signals intelligence
  • Supply chain verification
  • System interoperability- wired and wireless
  • Unified Threat Management--intrusion detection, tracking and response
  • Video pattern recognition
  • Virtual computing technologies
  • Wireless security
Physical Security & C4ISR Expertise
  • Access controls
  • Biometrics
  • Biometric technologies that accurately determine identity at a distance
  • Cargo/baggage/personal screening
  • CBRNE/WMD/IED detection and mitigation sensors/tools
  • CCTV, Video surveillance and recognition of hostile /threat activity
  • Checkpoint technologies
  • Exchange biometric data securely
  • High volume data analysis and visualization tools
  • Kinetic force protection
  • Lightweight and rapidly deployable SATCOM terminals
  • Low cost attritable sensors
  • LPI, covert, secure, reliable communications
  • Modeling, simulation and gaming
  • Persistent surveillance concepts
  • Perimeter security
  • Physical Security
  • Port security
  • Sensors that detect activity around facility perimeter as well as at a distance
  • SCADA networks, sensors and management
  • Standoff technologies
  • UAV platforms and packages
Energy Expertise
  • Batteries and power sources of long duration
  • Biomass Generation
  • Building energy conservation technologies
  • Business continuity power supply and storage
  • Carbon and clean coal technologies
  • Disaster recovery power supply and storage
  • Energy Efficient Consumer Products
  • Energy Efficient Industrial Products
  • Energy storage
  • Fossil Fuel Efficiencies
  • Fuel efficiency technologies
  • Fusion, Cold Fusion, Nuclear
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Hydro and Marine Power
  • More efficient fuel cells
  • Scavenging energy technologies
  • Smart Grid
  • Solar Energy
  • Vehicle and vehicle fuel efficiency technologies
  • Stationary and mobile power supplies and storage
  • Recycling and Waste
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Wind Energy
IT Hardware & Software Expertise
  • 3D Printing
  • Ability to automatically track persons, vehicles, assets etc in real time and historically
  • Application Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing Technologies
  • Communications
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Device Security
  • Displays/Monitors
  • Distributed Computing
  • E-commerce
  • Electronics
  • Endpoint Devices
  • Enterprise Software
  • Gaming
  • Global Information Grid
  • Groupware
  • High Performance Computing
  • Imaging (x-ray, spectro)
  • Internet software and online marketing
  • Knowledge management and discovery
  • Mobile platforms and apps
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Navigation and location based technologies
  • Network Security
  • Networking Equipment
  • Operating Systems
  • Semiconductors and Equipment
  • Sensors
  • Smaller, lightweight and higher powered antennas through in metamaterials and nanotechnology improvements
  • Social and Digital Media
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Design, Development, Maintenance Software
  • Training and Education
  • Video
  • Workflow Software
  • Wireless
Life Sciences Expertise
  • Biotechnology
  • Diagnostics
  • Instruments and Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Therapeutics
Advanced Materials/Technologies Expertise
  • Agricultural
  • Animal
  • Chemical
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Components
  • Consumer Staples
  • Containers and Packaging
  • Hospitality, Restaurants and Leisure
  • Household Goods and Services
  • Machinery
  • Media and Publishing
  • Metals and Mining
  • Paper and Forest Products
  • Retail
  • Textiles/Apparel
  • Transportation
  • Waste Management

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