Persistent Cyber Training Environment Industry Day
Partnership 3 Building - 3039 Technology Parkway - 3rd Floor, CR 321
Orlando,  FL  32826
Theme : Persistent Cyber Training
Event Type : Symposium
Event Code : 7A30
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), specifically the Program Executive Office (PEO) Simulation, Training, & Instrumentation (STRI), Army Cyber Command and Second Army (ARCYBER & 2A), and the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) are initiating a Cyber Innovation Challenge to investigate training platform prototype solutions. The intent of the challenge is to evaluate the technical feasibility of solutions for specific focused gap areas relevant to the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE).
PCTE is a training platform that allows cyber mission forces to train in emulated network environments utilizing current cyber tool suites. The PCTE supports both individual and team training, in addition to large scale exercise and experimentation via a distributed close network across multiple classifications. The evolution of the platform will largely focus on integration of available applications, enabling increased automation to ultimately support multiple simultaneous training events. At maturity, the Department of Defense (DoD) joint Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) will be a constellation of federated, interoperable common training capabilities enabling full spectrum training from individual competencies to the team, unit, group and force training, exercises, TTP development and mission rehearsal.
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@example.com.
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: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/84b62e986a83e3378fcffd38454f65dd
This is the Industry Day announcement link: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/4215ca2052e7f81f9acf60904c746687
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.