DHS Taps Oceanit to Develop Sensor Spoofing Detection Tech; Kathryn Coulter Mitchell Quoted

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Kathryn Coulter Mitchell
Kathryn Coulter Mitchell DHS

Oceanit Laboratories has received a $949,999 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to develop spoof-resistant sensor technology as part of the Small Business Innovation Research Program.

Under the 24-month contract, Oceanit will aim to create a prototype for the second phase of its remote sensor spoofing detection and correction project with the department, DHS said Monday.

The goal of the project is to address the physical and security limitations that make networked sensors spoof-vulnerable in austere environments.

"The development of an advanced system that not only provides valuable data but also protects it from manipulation will allow law enforcement to accurately and efficiently monitor operational situations," said Kathryn Coulter Mitchell, senior official performing the duties of the DHS undersecretary for science and technology.

DHS asked Oceanit to continue research and development work after the company demonstrated the feasibility of its Remote Sensor Data Protection and Anti-Spoofing concept during the SBIR Program's first phase.

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