DC SIGAda
Program for Thursday, 9 October 2003


Our Next Meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, 9 October 2003 at 7:30 P.M.
Mr. Steve Grimaldi and Mr. Victor Giddings of OIS,
will be speaking on
Real-time MILS CORBA: High Assurance Security for Real-time, Distributed Systems
at the DC SIGAda Venue
in McLean, Virginia

This will be a joint meeting between the DC and Baltimore SIGAda Chapters


Attention:

To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 9 October 2003, as a Joint Meeting of the Baltimore and DC SIGAda Chapters. Mr. Steve Grimaldi and Mr. Victor Giddings will be speaking on "Real-time Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) CORBA: High Assurance Security for Real-time, Distributed Systems".

The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the new MITRE2 Building in McLean, Virginia.

Title: Real-time MILS CORBA: High Assurance Security for Real-time, Distributed Systems

Abstract:

A frequent requirement in mission-critical systems is the need for high-assurance security. MILS security represents an evolutionary approach to building secure systems with many concepts that depart from, and some concepts derived from, the older Bell-LaPadula theories on secure systems (which form the foundation of the DoD Orange Book). The interaction of CORBA and MILS security is not addressed by the existing CORBA Security specification, since the CORBA specification does not address multilevel security and provides a overly wide trust model. This presentation will describe an initiative to integrate and standardize Realtime CORBA with MILS.

Presenters:

1. Steve Grimaldi

Steve Grimaldi, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Engineering of Objective Interface Systems, Inc., spearheads the initiatives of the company's cross-functional teams of sales, marketing, engineering, customer service and business development. Steve joined Objective Interface in 1998 as the Director of Engineering. As Director of Engineering, Steve guided the development of the ORBexpress™ product line while playing a major role in business development and marketing. Steve has spent the last twenty years involved in the research and development of real-time and distributed systems. Steve earned a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and has over 20 years experience in both engineering and business development for companies such as Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Arinc Research. His coordinates are:

Steve Grimaldi
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Engineering
Objective Interface Systems
13873 Park Center Road, Suite 360
Herndon, VA, 20171-3247
Phone: +1 (703) 295-6522
FAX: +1 (703) 295-6501
Email: Steve.Grimaldi@ois.com

2. Victor Giddings

Victor Giddings is a Senior Product Engineer with Objective Interface Systems, Inc. in Reston, VA. After joining Objective Interface in 1994, he has been responsible for architecting, designing, and implementing the products in the ORBexpress line of high-performance, real-time CORBA Object Request Brokers. While contributing to all aspects of the product development, Mr. Giddings brings expertise in hard-realtime systems and scheduling techniques.

Victor received a Master of Science with Honors from Johns Hopkins University in 1984 and an A.B. from Cornell University in 1977. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. He has also participated in several IEEE POSIX ballot groups. His coordinates are:

Victor Giddings
Senior Product Engineer
Objective Interface Systems
13873 Park Center Road, Suite 360
Herndon, VA, 20171-3247
Phone: +1 (703) 295-6500
FAX: +1 (703) 295-6501
Email: victor.giddings@ois.com

Venue/Directions

MITRE2
Room 1N100 A/B
The MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102-7508

Directions:

MITRE2 is on Colshire Drive just inside the beltway south of Route 123. Colshire Road is known as "Scotts Xing" on the North side of Route 123.

Colshire Road is located on Route 123, East of I-495 and West of the Dulles Access Highway.

Once on Colshire Road, MITRE2 is the building immediately in front of you. A tiny traffic circle is designed to take you to the front of MITRE2 and to MITRE1 (the Hayes Building). The directions below route you to the parking garage behind the MITRE2 Building. This is a logical left-hand turn at the traffic circle. After the turn, MITRE2 will be on your right.

From I-495 south of Route 123 (Dolley Madison Boulevard):

1. Take Exit 46B (McLean, Route 123);
2. Go North onto Route 123;
3. Turn right onto Colshire Drive (at second light);
4. Take third right off of the small traffic circle;
   (a logical left hand turn);
5. Proceed ~ 50 meters; Turn right into parking garage.
6. Visitor Parking is located on Levels 2 and 3
   (the walkway to the lobby is on Parking Level 2)
7. If door is locked, contact Security using phone by door
   (at entrance to MITRE2 from the Parking Garage)
8. Check in with Security at Security desk in lobby
   (You will need a photo ID)

From Dulles Access Toll Road or I-495 north of the Dulles Access Toll Road:

1. Take the Dulles Airport Access and Toll Road to Exit 19;
   (From I-495, this is labeled "To East I-66");
2. Take Exit 19A;
   (following signs to Route 123 South, Tysons Corner);
3. Bear right onto Route 123 (towards Tysons Corner)
4. Turn left onto Colshire Drive (at first light);
5. Take third right off of the small traffic circle;
   (a logical left hand turn);
6. Proceed ~ 50 meters; Turn right into parking garage.
7. Visitor Parking is located on Levels 2 and 3
   (the walkway to the lobby is on Parking Level 2)
8. If door is locked, contact Security using phone by door
   (at entrance to MITRE2 from the Parking Garage)
9. Check in with Security at Security desk in lobby
   (You will need a photo ID)

To obtain a map of MITRE2 Building and the MITRE Campus, visit =>
http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/Directions_MITRE2.html.

Slides From Recent Presentations Available

At the last DC SIGAda meeting on 8 May 2003, Karl Nyberg of the Grebyn Corporation gave an excellent presentation titled: Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of Cryptographic Source Code. Slides from his presentation are available online as a Powerpoint Presentation at http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/200305_OCR_of_Cryptographic_Source_Code.ppt (ppt, 118KB).

At the last Baltimore SIGAda meeting on 9 September 2003, Currie Colket and Bill Bail of The MITRE Corporation gave an excellent presentation titled: Highlights of the 8th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (Ada-Europe 2003) Slides from their presentation are available online as a http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/Ada_Europe_2003_20030909.ppt (ppt, 21,347KB).

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Business:

We will have light foods and refreshment at 7:00. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors, speakers, advisors, and friends, who are involved in helping to produce and attend the meetings.

Please forward this message to people who might be interested in attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and interests grow.

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Jeff Castellow, Chair, DC SIGAda


updated 3 October 2003