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 Army Cyber Innovation Challenge Industry Day II 


 Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring Capability at echelon (aspect of larger Cyber Situational Awareness) 

Event Number



 11/18/2015  to 11/18/2015 


 MITRE Conference Center 


 Tammy Kicker ([email protected]) 


Army Cyber Innovation Challenge

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), Army Cyber Command and Second Army (ARCYBER & 2A), and TRADOC are initiating a Cyber Innovation Challenge to investigate software-based prototype solutions.

Challenge Intent

The intent of the challenge is to evaluate the technical feasibility of a bottom up approach to investigating continuous monitoring and risk scoring, focused initially on developing a risk-based score card capability tool at operational and tactical echelons. 

Global Mission Background

As part of the global mission in cyberspace operations, understanding network health and status, as part of larger Cyber SA, and the associated risks generated in the cyberspace domain can be decomposed into functions that rely upon technical elements such as analytics, storage, and visualization. 

This Cyber Innovation Challenge effort is focused specifically on the commander’s ability to visualize the cyber risk posture associated with the networks and assets supporting critical missions. 

The visualization capability includes, but is not be limited to, various types of data sources such as network topology, friendly asset and open-source information, key-user and threat activity information, and overlays of cyberspace assets on terrain, while supporting interoperability with external mission-command systems.

This type of approach allows for the aggregation of information in an Area of Operations (AO) to build a complete risk-based score card that is understandable to decision-makers who are not technically knowledgeable. In order to operate successfully in cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum, understanding risk at this echelon must then lead to the implementation of measures that mitigate vulnerabilities and result in a risk-based posture that is acceptable for mission assurance.

As previously stated, the Cyber Innovation Challenge is focused on providing commanders and staff elements at the Brigade (BDE) level tailorable and time-relevant information, which facilitates risk-based decision-making.  Therefore, the capability must include the ability to understand the cyber posture of the commander’s area of responsibility, accounting for all segments of the battlespace (i.e., blue, red and grey). 
Based on relevance and classification level, the tool must allow for shareable data among the stakeholder community, support analytics on local data stores, and modeling and simulation activities as part of the overall cyber-execution model.  The challenge’s overarching goal is for the selected awardee(s) to deliver software-based risk-based score card prototype solutions allowing operational evaluation of the capabilities’ technical feasibility across various mission areas.

This initial aspect of continuous monitoring and risk scoring and supporting solutions must nest within larger, more comprehensive Cyber SA capability; and therefore, any solution offered should be modular to enable integration into all aspects of Cyber SA and Mission Command.

The requirement will be released through an existing consortium community and will utilize Other Transaction Authority (OTA) as the framework, allowing industry to engage with government.


The agenda for the Industry Day has been constructed to give attendees an executive-level overview of the importance the Army is placing on acquisition of DCO capabilities, the requirements and uses for such capabilities in deployable kits, and the process the Army contemplates for acquiring these capabilities through an OT consortium.

 New update! The event date is now November 18th

7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Call to Order and Welcome

8:40 AM

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Kevin M. Fahey

Executive Director, System of Systems Engineering and Integration

9:00 AM Networking Breakout (30 min)
9:30 AM Army Cyberspace Requirements
TRADOC Cyber Center of Excellence
U.S. Army Cyber Command

•   Mr. Russ Fenton, TRADOC Cyber CoE Defensive Cyberspace Operations Branch 
•   Mr. Jack Dillon, ARCYBER Advanced Concepts and Technologies
•   Mr. Stephen Flanagan, Cyber Support Element Ft. Leavenworth
9:50 AM Cyber Situational Awareness Focus Areas
Program Executive Office Command Control Communications-Tactical (PEO-C3T)

•   Mr. Jerry Cook, Deputy Assistant C3T Cyber
10:10 AM Electronic Warfare Planning & Management Situational Awareness
Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO-IEW&S)

•   Mr. Kent Gibson, Electronic Warfare & Integration Chief Engineer
10:30 AM

Notional Cyber Risk Visualization and Demonstration
U.S. Army Cyber Command
Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS)

•   Ms. Elissa Zadrozny, Product Director Enterprise Services
•   MAJ Isaac Faber, ARCYBER Data Scientist

11:00 AM

Other Transaction Authority Overview
Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC)

•   Mrs. Kristin Dawag, ARDEC Acquisition Liaison Office
•   Mr. James Frankovic, C5 Consortium

11:30 AM Army Innovation Challenge Timeline and Path Forward
Assistant Secretary Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) Cyber Focal

•   Mr. Larry Jennings, ASA(ALT) Cyber Focal
12:00 PM Wrap-Up & Questions
12:30 PM Adjourn

Note: AFEI reserves the right to make event and agenda updates as needed and upon the approval of the program administrator.

Event Location

MITRE Conference Center

This event has moved to this new building (no longer Rappahannock Bldg)

MITRE 1 Building (H)
7525 Colshire Drive
McLean, VA 22102-7539

The Conference Center (South Lobby) is accessed through the back entrance of Building H.
Front entrance will not allow access to the event.
Parking (free) is allocated there for the event.  

Directional Map
(See details on PDF pages 1 & 6)


Registration has closed.

Attendees must pre-register. There will be no onsite registration at this event.
Note: Registration online or by form has closed- COB 11/16/2015.

Government Attendees

All government registrants must register through this link to process their registration.

Details of the event reside on both the AFEI event site and the NDIA site.

  • Government registration is FREE ($0) for US Government Employees or active duty US military only. A government email (.gov or .mil) is necessary at the time of registration process in order to validate complimentary attendance, and a valid government employee ID is required onsite.

  • Contractors do not qualify for Government registration and must register as Industry. Working at a Government facility or having a .mil or .gov email domain does not qualify one for the Government rate.

  • This event is closed to Non-US citizens and/or Non-Allied Governments.

  • Cannot access the Online Registration Portal?
    No longer available - View|Download|Print
    Registration Form (fillable form) and send via email or fax.
    ** Registration by form closed - COB Monday, November 16th.**

Academia Attendees

  • To qualify for the Academia rate one must be a full-time student or professor at an academic institution. Adjunct professors or part-time students who have full-time employment are not eligible. Valid ID from an academic institution is required onsite.

Industry Registration

  • Industry registration qualifies as an employee of any industry company or a person that serves as a government contractor representative and employed by that company.

Registration Category

Ends 11/18/15

Government Civilian/Active Duty Military Fees

US Government and Active Duty Military *
(Limited to 50 spaces) to register


Academia Fees

Academic Institutions
(Fulltime Employees)


Industry Fees

Industry Member (AFEI, NDIA & Affiliates)


Industry Non-Member



Registration is complimentary for government. Please mark your calendars to attend. Your complimentary access is your commitment to attend. Your registration is included in the numbers used to size the venue and any refreshments provided. If you wish to make a contribution onsite for those provisions, a receipt will be provided post event.

AFEI is committed to foster dialogue between Government and Industry on critical issues and offer this complimentary registration to enable event attendance. We ask our complimentary registered colleagues to place the same importance on attending the event as if payment was made. Your failure to attend has a negative impact on learning objectives, networking and the quality of the experience.

The online Pre-registration will close by Monday, November 16, 2015.
All attendees must pre-register for this event.  There is no onsite registration. 

No refunds will be given for cancellation.
All cancellations must be in writing. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of a cancellation with no change in the original financial method (new credit card, change in fee, etc.) must be made. Request for substitutions must be made in writing. Contact ASC web services at [email protected] or to Tammy Kicker ([email protected]) for the request.


Online registration for this event occurs through the NDIA Customer Portal. 

Registering Through the NDIA Customer Portal
If you already have an account with NDIA you may login to register using your email address or Customer ID number and your password. Assistance is available from NDIA Association Services.

If you do not have an account with NDIA then you must create a new account and then continue with the registration process.

NOTE: Creating a customer account does not register you for the event. You must complete that step after creating the customer account.

For assistance please e-mail NDIA Association Services ([email protected]) or call (703) 522-1820.

Attendee Information

Attire and Onsite check-in
Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and class B uniform for military.

During registration and check-in, each participant will be issued an identification badge. Badges must be worn at all conference functions. Please be prepared to present a picture ID according to your registration type. Government employees will need to show government employee badge. All other registrants must use a government issued ID (i.e. state drivers license).

This is not a classified meeting. However, due to venue security processes your registration is vetted prior to onsite check-in. This event is closed to NForn/Non-US/Allied persons.

Special Needs
AFEI supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should advise us immediately. See Contact tab information.


The following presentations have been approved for public release from the Army Cyber Innovation Challenge Industry Day.

Keynote Presentation
Mr. Kevin Fahey, Executive Director, System of Systems Engineering and Integration (SOSE&I)



Cyber Situational Awareness Focus Areas
Program Executive Office Command Control Communications-Tactical (PEO-C3T)



Big Data Pilot II
Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS)


OTA Overview
Consortium for Command, Control, Communications and Computer Technologies (C5)



Army Innovation Challenge Timeline and Path Forward
Assistant Secretary Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) Cyber Focal



Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

Email Tammy Kicker, CEM, CMP at AFEI events or 703-247-9494