Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


UC Berkeley


2009 Research Summary

Air Force Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (AF-TRUST)

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Ras Bodik, Anthony D. Joseph, Edward A. Lee, S. Shankar Sastry and Doug Tygar

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AF-TRUST is investigating challenges associated with the Department of Defense Global Information Grid (GIG) and Network Centric Enterprise System (NCES).

The objective of AF-TRUST is to advance the state-of-the-art in cyber-assurance to address key trust- and Quality-of-Service (QoS)-related properties simultaneously throughout the lifecycles of large-scale Air Force systems via a novel combination of analytical and experimental techniques. Researchers on AF-TRUST-GNC are exploring innovation in the following areas:

  • Guaranteed scalable, real-time, and fault-tolerant quality of service (QoS) for network-centric AF operational and tactical systems;
  • Techniques for large-scale information assurance and security policy management; and
  • New algorithms and tools for secure scalable, information discovery, information architecture, and mediation.

Researchers are focused on unifying three major Air Force enterprise subsystems and linking the Air Force network with networks operated by other Department of Defense (DoD) services.

To date, UC Berkeley researchers have developed techniques for assuring platforms like the GIG have high security. These researchers have developed a framework for ensuring that information input into the GIG has high integrity via a trusted path from remote sensing terminals (including wireless) encompassing the embedded system, communications, and information presentation. UC Berkeley researchers have also developed techniques for increasing user assurance of information to provide it in a fashion that users can use and trust.