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Security Mitigation Assessment of Risks and Threats (SMART) Software for Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP)
Profile last edited on: 10/7/2021

Program
SBIR
Agency
DHS
Total Award Amount
$1,149,631
Award Phase
2
Principal Investigator
Joseph Abraham
Activity Indicator

Company Information

Karagozian & Case (AKA:K&C~Karagozian and Case Inc~John Case and Associates)

700 North Brand Boulevard Suite 700
Glendale, CA 91203
   (818) 240-1919
   jakoby@kcse.com
   www.kcse.com
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   28
County:   Los Angeles

Phase I

Phase I year
2020
Phase I Amount
$149,986
To address the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) requirements and strategic intent, Karagozian and Case, Inc. (K&C) proposes to develop a SECURITY MITIGATION ASSESMENT OF RISKS AND THREATS (SMART) software application for SOFT TARGETS AND CROWDED PLACES (ST-CP) which leverages advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping software in conjunction with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) capabilities.

Phase II

Phase II year
2021 (last award dollars: 2021)
Phase II Amount
$999,645
DHS CISA seeks to develop a capability to identify and mitigate threats toward Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CPs) with a software application. Advanced technologies such as Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence must be incorporated into the application to enable security professionals to view their environment through a mobile device to identify potential threats, assess vulnerabilities, and evaluate possible mitigation strategies. To address this need, K&C has developed a detailed software plan for an application called SMART to be developed and integrated into the software platform, as the major focus in Phase II effort. The proposed architecture for the SMART software allows it to consider different major threat mitigation strategies and combinations of these strategies to effectively assess the elimination and/or mitigation of the vulnerabilities threatening the security of an ST-CP. As part of Phase I effort, K&C completed a feasibility demonstration. K&C has also developed a detailed software maturation and commercialization plan which involves two major Beta and Production release milestones. A SMART Beta release is planned to be released for use by DHS and other security professionals with a 1-year evaluation period to gather user feedback. For the second milestone, a SMART Production release will be available after the 1-year Beta release is complete. The SMART Production release will be licensed using a subscription model. In summary, the proposed SMART application has the necessary features and capabilities to address the need for an advanced software application to support threat identification and mitigation using advanced technologies.