Army Research Lab approaches industry for cyber security project that targets cyber defense

ADELPHI, Md., 17 Nov. 2016. U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry for companies interested in taking part in a defensive cyber security project that seeks to improve the state of the art in cyber defense.

Army Research Lab approaches industry for cyber security project that targets cyber defense
Army Research Lab approaches industry for cyber security project that targets cyber defense
ADELPHI, Md., 17 Nov. 2016. U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry for companies interested in taking part in a defensive cyber security project that seeks to improve the state of the art in cyber defense.

The Army Contracting Command on behalf of the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md., issued a sources-sought notice this week (W911QX-17-R-0006) for the Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) research project. The effort seeks to gauge industry interest and capabilities in advance of a planned research solicitation to support the Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP).

Army researchers will brief industry at 9 a.m. on 13 Dec. 2016 on the upcoming cyber security solicitation. Briefings will be at the Adelphi Laboratory Center, Building 205, 2800 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, Md., 20783-1197.

This effort strives to improve the state of the art in cyber defense, which relies on raw data from real-world networks that contain vital evidence of the threats being perpetrated by hostiles against the network.

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It involves analysis of the data and the ability to improve attack detection accuracy and timeliness, and development of new tools and techniques to combat adversaries.

The extensive network view is a key enabler to cyber research and technology, Army researchers say. This effort focuses on improving ways to combat sophisticated cyber adversaries as well as investigating the next generation of defensive cyber operational tools, techniques, and procedures;, tactical network security; exploring prospective sensor capabilities; executing components of information security continuous monitoring; risk measurement and monitoring; improving adversary attribution; and insider threat analysis.

The objective of this effort is to develop a fundamental understanding of the dynamic cyber domain while providing round-the-clock cyber defense of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

Companies interested in attending the 13 Dec. industry briefings on the Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) research project should email RSVPs no later than 1 Dec. to the Army's Jessica Camunez at Jessica.r.camunez.civ@mail.mil.

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Responding to this sources-sought notice, and attending the industry day briefings, only is open to companies with top secret clearances. Email responses to the sources-sought notice to the Army's Jessica Camunez at Jessica.r.camunez.civ@mail.mil.

For questions or concerns contact the Army's Jessica Camunez by email at Jessica.r.camunez.civ@mail.mil, or by phone at 575-678-8283.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/75e71327cf4ef58c312a8dff7c455dc2.

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