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 Persistent Cyber Training Environment Industry Day 


 Persistent Cyber Training Environment 

Event Number



 11/1/2016  to 11/1/2016 


 Orlando, Florida 


 Carol Dwyer  (703) 247-2582   [email protected] 



Registration is closed for this event.

Title: Persistent Cyber Training Environment Industry Day

The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) is hosting an Industry Day to facilitate a knowledge sharing effort for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE).  The event will be held at the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, & Instrumentation (PEO STRI) with participation from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), Army Cyber Command and Second Army (ARCYBER & 2A), US Cyber Command and interested Industry and Academia partners.

Currently, the DoD uses a combination of loosely affiliated or independent virtual environments that lacks the automation necessary to establish and maintain persistent and scalable training environments.    Previous analysis efforts have detailed gaps associated with PCTE event planning, event management, training assessment, restoration of the training environments, and automated opposition force.  The future of PCTE includes the development and evolution of new capability solutions focused on improving the timeliness and effectiveness to meet the requirements of fully functional cyber mission forces.

The Cyber Innovation Challenge will focus on an unclassified training platform that will provide individual training to the Cyber Mission Forces.  It must be a cloud-based, virtualized training environment that is web-based.  More detailed specifications will be released with the request for white papers through the Consortium for Command, Control, and Communications in Cyberspace (C5).  Selected industry partners from the consortium will be invited to demonstrate their system with training content provided by the Government.

An Industry Day is planned for 1 November at Research Park, Orlando FL which will provide Industry/S&T/Academia the opportunity to obtain further details and discuss requirements with the Government sponsors. This Industry Day will serve as an initial opportunity for interested members of industry and academia to meet and discuss details with key Army organizations to include PEO STRI, US Cyber Command, Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), and the TRADOC Cyber Center of Excellence (CoE). Advance information can be obtained by contacting Mr. Larry Jennings at [email protected].

There will be briefings on the overall PCTE requirement per the Industry Day announcement.  The full submission requirements for this RFI can be found at the following link:
This is the Industry Day announcement link:

This Industry Day is open to all interested parties across Government, industry, and academia.  U.S. Citizenship is required. The agenda includes briefings on the entire PCTE requirement and the Cyber Innovation Challenge specific requirement.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a 20-minute one-on-one session with the Government Project Management Office on November 2, 2016 from 0900-1200 and 1300-1600. The one-on-one’s will take place on the same campus as the Industry Day with specific locations to be provided after sign-up. Please sign-up for the one-on-one session by contacting Mr. Brian Serra, [email protected].
***The one-on-one sessions are now full - Brian Serra is not taking any new scheduling requests.***

This is not a Request for Proposals or Request for Quote, but for planning purposes only. A contract award will not be made from this announcement. The purpose of this announcement is to provide members of industry advanced notification of Government intent.


The agenda will be updated throughout the next two weeks.  Please continue to check back for most recent updates.

7:30 AM     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM     Opening Remarks
Mr. Tammy Kicker, Director, Meetings & Events (AFEI/NDIA)

9:05 AM     Welcoming Remarks
Ms. Cherie Smith, SES Deputy Program Executive Officer

9:15 AM     Remarks
Representative John L. Mica (R-FL), Florida 7th District

9:30 AM     Remarks
Dr. Michael Macedonia, Assistant VP for Research and
                   Commercialization, University of Central Florida (UCF)

9:40 AM     Cyber Operations
       Mr. Ronanl Pontius, SES Deputy to the Commanding
                    General, U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second. Army

10:00 AM   Administrative Remarks
   Mr. Iain Skeete, Branch Chief, Army Contracting Command-
                    Ms. Liz Bledsoe, Product Lead for Cyber Resiliency and

10:10 AM   Setting the Stage
                    COL Richard Haggerty, Project Manager,  Instrumentation,
                    Targets, Threat Simulators and SOF Training Systems

10:30 AM    Networking Break

10:45 AM  PCTE Concept of Operations
                   MAJ Chris Ackerman, PTE Program Lead, J7, Cyber Command

11:05 AM   PCTE Requirement Overview
                   Mr. AJ Forysiak, Director, Capabilities, Implementation &
                   Modernization, Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER/2A)

11:20 AM   Questions and Answer
Panel to include:
                         COL Rich Haggerty, PM ITTS
                         Mr. AJ Forysiak, ARCYBER
                         MAJ Chris Ackerman, CYBERCOM 
                         Ms. Naldine McGhee, TRADOC Cyber Center of Excellence
                         Ms. Liz Bledsoe, PL CRT (PM ITTS)

11:45 AM   Lunch – On your own

1:15 PM     Other Transaction Authority Overview
Ms. Kim Blancuzzi, Acquisition Liaison Office, Armament
                    Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC)

1:45 PM     Army Innovation Challenge V Requirement, Timeline, and Path Forward
Mr. Larry Jennings, Assistant Secretary Army Acquisition
                   Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) Cyber Focal

2:15 PM     Networking Break

2:30PM     Question and Answers
                   Panel to include:
                        Mr. Larry Jennings, ASA(ALT) Cyber Focal
                        Ms. Kim Blancuzzi, ARDEC
                        Ms. Liz Bledsoe, PEO STRI

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Networking Break and Adjournment


Event Location

Partnership 3 Building
3039 Technology Parkway
3rd Floor, CR 321
Orlando, FL 32826

The GREEN area on the map below notes where public overflow plarking is relative to Partnership III

Area Map_Colored by Building2.pdf

 Research Park Map-PIII.pdf

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PARKING: Due to limited parking in the Partnership II/III parking lot, all visitors must park in the large parking lot on the corner of Science Drive and Technology Parkway. The Partnership II/III parking lot is authorized parking for occupants only. Also, do not parking in the AT&T parking lot as your car will be subject to being towed.



Online Registration is now CLOSED!

U.S. Citizenship is required.  Foreign Nationals may not attend this event.  Attendees must RSVP and provide Government issued identification upon arrival at Industry Day.

This Industry Day is open to all interested parties across Government, industry, and academia.

Government Attendees

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.

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.
Government Civilian/Active Duty Military Fees
US Government and Active Duty Military *
(Limited to 50 spaces)
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 Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
Onsite registration will be limited due to limited seating.

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 Carol Dwyer ([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.




For Attendees 

U.S. Citizenship required.  Foreign Nationals may not attend this event. Attendees must RSVP and provide Government issued identification upon arrival at Industry Day. Seats are liminted.

Business Casual Dress


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.


Contact Information/Inquiries/Questions

Email Carol Dwyer at [email protected] or (703) 247-2582