Information for Vendors
Plugfests are successful because of the vendors who bring their capabilities and expertise to show what they can do in an interoperable environment. For this initial PlugFest PLUS the technical working group is working hard to develop an environment wherein vendors can demonstrate capabilities in several ways.
Download the Vendor Registration Form here
Organizations participating in the PFP or wanting to have a display/exhibit must complete the form and include payment information.
Government organizations may have a display table at no cost.
To receive the on boarding information package for the PlugFest PLUS contact Dave Chesebrough ([email protected]). The package contains documents and briefings on the PlugFest PLUS use case (FOUO), DARPA Insight (ITAR Restricted), the DCGS Integration Backbone, the GEOINT Workflow Enhancement, the PFP Technical overview, Hanscom milCloud and milCloud Orchestration.
How To Register for a Vendor Table
To register for a vendor table contact Tammy Kicker ([email protected]) to reserve a spot, then download and complete the vendor registration form.
Participation in PFP can be done by bringing your own system (either physically or cloud-hosted) or deploying on cloud assets provided by PFP.
Contact Dr. Jeffrey Wallace ([email protected]) for cloud access, and be prepared to provide virtual machine requirements.
Using some PFP cloud assets on the Hanscom milCloud will require access to PFP data, which is only available to milCloud users. Vendors may opt to provide interesting demonstrations with their own unclassified datasets supporting Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) workflows.
See the DARPA Insight briefing from the on boarding package for a description of the PFP data.
Access to the Hanscom milCloud requires either a DoD CAC card or ECA certificate. For details see the BTCC PFP Tab, download the Technical Participation overview document or the Hanscom milCloud access process.
Operational Use Case and Data
The operational use case involves creation of intelligence products that are releasable across a variety of users who have different security rules and guidance. Business rules for products must apply those rules and produce a coalition releasable product for analysts. Details on the use case are available in the on-boarding package for vendors and are unclassified, restricted access.
The data being used for PlugFest PLUS will be data sets from the DARPA INSIGHT program providing automated exploitation and cross-cueing of multi-intelligence sources and loaded into repository on the Hanscom milCloud.
There are two options presently that vendors can pursue for their demonstrations:
Vendors may conduct demonstrations on their own systems (either physically at GMU or connected to their cloud. Since the PFP data sets will only be available in ht eHanscom milCloud these demonstrations would not have use of this data as the milCloud only supports one-way data exchange and will not support pulling data out.
Vendors may choose to access the Hanscom milCloud, create virtual resources and conduct their demonstrations
Using some PFP cloud assets on the Hanscom milCloud will be required to access PFP data, although interesting demonstrations with their own unclassified datasets supporting Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) workflows can be used. See the DARPA Insight briefing from the on boarding package for a description of the PFP data.
Vendors are invited to participate in the PFP demonstrations. A full description of the technical objectives and requirements is being developed.
The cost for a table in the demonstration area is $1,000. This includes
6’ skirted table, 2 chairs and one wastebasket
Electrical and wireless Internet connection
2 complimentary booth personnel with full access to the BTCC PFP sessions
Contact Tammy Kicker ([email protected]) for more information.
For information on participating in the PlugFest PLUS demonstration and technical details regarding the PFP please contact any of the following:
Chris Gunderson, NPS ([email protected])
Eric Westreich, ESRI ([email protected])
Jeff Wallace, I2 Sentinel Associates ([email protected])
Plug Fester's Collaborative Portal
If you are interested in participating in PlugFest PLUS activities you should register at the Plug Fester's Collaborative Portal, which requires credentials to be passed from JPAS or other proof of citizenship prior to being granted access.