Security and Privacy Assurance Research (SPAR)

The goal of the SPAR program is to develop and demonstrate practical techniques for exchanging data that protect the security and privacy interests of each party. For example, a database server must not learn what information was requested by a client, and yet sitll have the assurance that the client was authorized to have the information that was sent. Prototype systems will implement protocols that are demonstrably efficient and provide a range of security and privacy assurances relevant to a chosen data exchange scenario.

The data exchange scenarios that will be addressed in the SPAR program are: complex database queries, publish/subscribe systems, message queue/mailbox systems, and outsourced data storage systems. In addition, the SPAR program will explore efficient homomorphic encryption techniques to implement these data exchange patterns by evaluating the relevant functions and circuits on encrypted data.

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Solicitation Status: Closed

BAA Release Date: December 29, 2010
BAA Amendment 03 Release Date: February 8, 2011
BAA Question Period: December 29, 2010 - February 17, 2011 & 5 March, 2011 - December 13, 2011
Proposal Due Date: March 4, 2011

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