SRS wins file-scrubbing work at DoD

SRS Technologies, a systems engineering and integration firm, is gaining traction in the product business with an electronic document review and sanitation tool.

The product, Document Detective, has acquired an installed base of 35 Defense Department and DOD contractor customers since its debut in March 2005. In addition, SRS Technologies is working with several other organizations to get installations up and running, said Ronald Hackett, program manager for SRS’ Systems Solution Division.

Document Detective assists in the process of transferring files from higher to lower classified networks. The Windows-based desktop application works with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files. It also works with HTML documents and Rich Text Format.

The software identifies hidden data and metadata, such as Object Linking and Embedding files. Document Detective also includes a “flattening” tool that lets users remove hidden data.

Document Detective “allows users to go through an electronic document with a fine-toothed comb and…make intelligent decisions on what information they want to share with the outside world,” Hackett said.

In one deployment, the Center for Army Lessons Learned uses Document Detective to process electronic documents securely, according to SRS. CALL collects and analyzes data from Army personnel to create lessons for the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command.

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