Metronome Software Receives Award from DHS S&T to Strengthen Security of First Responder Sensor Systems

LAGUNA HILLS, California - August 14, 2017 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded Metronome Software a $749,930, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Other Agencies Technology Solutions (OATS) award to develop technology to enhance the security of mobile device-based sensor systems used by first responders.

Under this award, a joint project of DHS S&T’s Mobile Security R&D program, administered by its Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Cyber Security Division, and the Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Apex program, managed by S&T’s First Responder Group, Metronome, along with its partners—MobileIron, a leading provider of enterprise mobility management, and Kryptowire, a mobile software assurance provider—will create the SENsor Secure Enterprise Infrastructure (SENSEI) system.

SENSEI will provide a security overlay for the NGFR Apex program, providing enhanced security and data provenance for the NGFR framework infrastructure, including servers, data centers, and first responder mobile devices. Initially developed through an Air Force Research Laboratory SBIR Phase II award, Metronome’s eCLOAK technology serves as the launch point for the development of SENSEI.

“As the world continues to innovate in the space of mobile and wearable technology and sensors, the need for secure operating environments is more critical than ever – especially for time-critical and mission-critical technologies used by U.S. first responders,” said Chieu Nguyen, V.P. of Applied Technology at Metronome Software. “We are excited to be a part of the effort to protect our first responders from cyberattacks and we look forward to leveraging Metronome’s technology in furtherance of that effort.”

Metronome Software is a California-based software R&D firm focused on mobile security & development, and cyber defense. Metronome develops targeted software for government and research applications. For more information about Metronome Software, visit


More information is available in the press releases from DHS S&T and MobileIron.


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Secure Mobility and Attestation

Secure Mobile Platform (SecMP) & Domain Encryption (DomCrypt)

Funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, SecMP and DomCrypt present a software library suite of advanced security measures to protect classified operations (voice, audio, video, multimedia). Using Domcrypt, developers can protect sensitive and private user data with secure containers on Android-based mobile endpoints.

Please refer to information available on the NSA's website regarding its Commerical Solutions for Classified Program (CSfC).

Enterprise Cloud Access Lock (eCLOAK)

Funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, eCLOAK is a suite of client and server software that provides comprehensive attestation methods to verify the health and correct functionality of mobile devices' hardware and software applications. This ensures that only trustworthy processes are running on mobile endpoints.

SENsor Secure Enterprise Infrastructure (SENSEI)

Partnered with industry leaders in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) / Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and software application risk assessment, SENSEI provides a complete end-to-end solution for ensuring the security, management, identity and disposition of mobile endpoints / IoT devices and the mobile apps that are deployed on them.

Secure Hypervisors and Nested Virtualization Layers

Funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, NIDUS is a suite of client and server software that provides a hardened hypervisor capable of monitoring multiple, nested virtual machines. Additionally, each layer's security is bolstered with introspection and defense capabilities.

Secure Android Applications Marketplace

Transformative Apps (TransApps)

The Transformative Apps program will develop a diverse array of militarily-relevant software applications using an innovative new development and acquisition process.

A military apps marketplace will be created to enable rapid innovation to meet user needs based on a direct collaboration between a vibrant and highly competitive development community and involved communities of end-users.

Collaborative Agents for Cyber Defense

Multi-Intelligent Agent Framework (MIAF)

Funded by the U.S. Army, MIAF combines robust and secure inter-node communications, automated countermeasure mechanisms, a modular intelligent agent structure, and an advanced intuitive UI into a capabilities package that can enable a broad range of cybersecurity solutions.

A pluggable interface allows users to pair MIAF with state-of-the-art IDS technology. Innovations in visual representations and UI patterns provide for faster cognitive response to detected cyber threats.

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Metronome believes that streamlined and intuitive user interfaces, paired with robust and efficient technology, are fundamental to producing effective technology solutions.

Consistent with this philosophy, Metronome continues to innovate with User Experience patterns and platforms in all its product development.

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our company

Metronome is a rapidly growing small business focused on Software Research & Development for the U.S. Government.

Metronome performs under defense contracts awarded through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) federal programs. Metronome was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Orange County, CA. Our team of software and support professionals develops targeted software for government and research applications.

Metronome's customers include:

  • Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (DHS S&T)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • United States Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC)
  • Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)


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