Welcome!

DreamPort is a combination of state-of-the-art facilities, innovative programs, and imaginative people charged with finding that spark that leads to unparalleled capability for USCYBERCOM and the warfighters at large.

Located in Columbia, Maryland, DreamPort was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between the Maryland Innovation & Security Institute and United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).

Notice for all interested parties to DreamPort events: Announcement of DreamPort events that are considered to have high potential for further efforts that may be accomplished via FAR-based contracting instruments, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for Prototype Projects 10 USC 2371b, Prizes for advanced technology achievements 10 USC 2374a, and/or Prize Competitions 15 USC 3719, may be made at the dreamport.tech website. All announcements made at the dreamport.tech website are considered to satisfy the reasonable effort to obtain competition in accordance with 10 USC 2374a (b), 15 USC 3719 (e) and 10 USC 2371b (b)(2). All FAR based actions will follow announcement procedures per FAR 5.201(b) accordingly.

Why Register for DreamPort?

DreamPort welcomes all, but we'd like to know a little about you. We hold daily, monthly, and quarterly events, some by invitation only. By registering with the DreamPort you will receive our periodic emails about upcoming events, new services and capabilities, and mentoring opportunities. We provide a place where you can upload a resume, abstract or other document that describes who you are, what you are expert at, and how you want to help.

This information can also be about your organization or company. We use the information you provide to learn more about your interests and expertise. For example, are you a cyber subject matter expert that would like to engage in a rapid prototyping event (RPE)? We look forward to having you as a part of the DreamPort Partnership Network.

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Upcoming Events

DISA TEM: Google Anthos
DISA TEM: Google Anthos

May 13, 2021 | 10-11am. The Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) is a weekly event established and hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Emerging Technology (EM) Directorate and DOD Office of the Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO) as a means to collaborate with commercial entities, non-profit organizations, and academia. TEMs offer a platform for organizations to present technological advancements and innovations.

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RSAC365 Virtual Experience
RSAC365 Virtual Experience

May 17 - 20, 2021. Did you attend last week's RSAC365 virtual sessions? If not, you can catch many of the great lectures and ask the expert sessions and panel discussions as they get posted to the RSAC website. MISI supported the lightning round presentations sponsored by ICS Village to discuss lessons learned from last year's Hack the Building 2020. MISI was also supported the RSAC365 Office Hours, an open forum for questions from participants on cybersecurity.

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USCYBERCOM Industry Day 2021
USCYBERCOM Industry Day 2021

DATE: TBD. This is an opportunity for USCYBERCOM to connect with private industry to communicate its capability requirements and challenges.

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DISA TEM: NewsGuard
DISA TEM: NewsGuard

May 18, 2021 | 10-11am. The Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) is a weekly event established and hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Emerging Technology (EM) Directorate and DOD Office of the Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO) as a means to collaborate with commercial entities, non-profit organizations, and academia. TEMs offer a platform for organizations to present technological advancements and innovations.

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DISA TEM: Zimperium
DISA TEM: Zimperium

May 19, 2021 | 10-11am. The Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) is a weekly event established and hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Emerging Technology (EM) Directorate and DOD Office of the Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO) as a means to collaborate with commercial entities, non-profit organizations, and academia. TEMs offer a platform for organizations to present technological advancements and innovations.

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DISA TEM: Titania
DISA TEM: Titania

May 20, 2021 | 10-11am. The Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) is a weekly event established and hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Emerging Technology (EM) Directorate and DOD Office of the Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO) as a means to collaborate with commercial entities, non-profit organizations, and academia. TEMs offer a platform for organizations to present technological advancements and innovations.

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Red Hat Summit 2021
Red Hat® Summit 2021

June 15-16, 2021. Red Hat® Summit 2021 is expanding to fit your open source journey by featuring an all-new flexible approach. Designed to be more accessible than ever before, these events will provide a mix of innovation, collaboration, and learning opportunities. Gain insights from breakout sessions and technical content geared toward the topics most relevant to your career. You can also interact live with Red Hat professionals.

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MISI, GBC MISI Academy, NSA and the DoD Office of Small Business Programs Cyber Education Diversity Skills Program
MISI, GBC MISI Academy, NSA and the DoD Office of Small Business Programs Cyber Education Diversity Skills Program

Do you know a cybersecurity student attending a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) or Minority Serving Institution? Help us spread the word about the CyberShip, a unique internship program for college seniors attending an HBCU with an existing NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NSA CAE-C) designation or an HBCU NSA CAE-C candidate school. This six week paid internship program is accepting applications now for the March 2021 cohort.

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Red Hat® Summit 2021
Red Hat® Summit 2021

October-November, 2021. Red Hat® Summit 2021 is expanding to fit your open source journey by featuring an all-new flexible approach. Designed to be more accessible than ever before, these events will provide a mix of innovation, collaboration, and learning opportunities. Gain insights from breakout sessions and technical content geared toward the topics most relevant to your career. You can also interact live with Red Hat professionals.

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Notices & Opportunities

DISA Call for White Papers: PM "Ask Me Anything" Event (Electromagnetic Battle Management)

The meeting officially opened with Mr. Adam Bouffard (the facilitator) explaining the purpose and format of the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was for the industry participants to ask Mr. Alan Rosner, the Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Program Manager (PM), questions pertaining to the potential EMBM acquisition. Participants were asked to type their question in the Teams "chat." If a question was too long to capture in chat, participants were directed to use the Teams "raise hand" feature, which would be addressed on a first come, first serve basis. This was also applicable to the questions received in the chat box.

The format included a 45-minute question and answer (Q&A) session, where the PM or other Government staff would answer as many questions as possible during the session. It was stressed that the "Ask Me Anything" event was for market intelligence purposes only. The intent is to share information collaboratively between the Government and industry for possible future requirements.

Mr. Rosner thanked everyone for participating in the event. He highlighted that there was no guarantee this event would lead to a contract and reiterated that this event was part of market research to help guide the Government in terms of how it moves forward. However, the Government is quickly developing its EMBM strategy, and it is partially based on some of the input that industry has already provided as part of their response to the EMBM Request for Information (RFI).

Due Date: May 29, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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Our Current Challenge Problems

DreamPort is excited to announce three challenge problems we will focus on over the next several months. The challenge problems can be divided into functional capability (e.g., vulnerability research) and enabling technologies (e.g., machine learning). We are ultimately looking for functional capability, but the underlying solution should integrate one or more of the enabling technologies. The three capability areas include: vulnerability research, signature diversity, and global awareness of malware.

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Download the latest version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification!

You can now request the initial implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) v1.02, which includes several changes to the standard. Also available are the appendices, errata, and the public briefing documents!

Submit your Request at MISI.tech

What have we learned from our events?

RPE-001: The Chameleon & The Snake
RPE-001: The Chameleon & The Snake

This RPE specifically targeted malware signature diversity and signature measurement for Microsoft Windows (x86 and amd64) in a simulated operational environment at a realistic pace.

Read what we learned.
RPE-003: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
RPE-003: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs published in 1894 includes the tale of the wolf in sheep's clothing. Just as in this tale, DreamPort played the Shepherd trying to spot the wolf in the flock. DreamPort executed an RPE competition where participants designed, implemented or enhanced user activity monitoring (UAM) solutions for detecting live and recent insider threat attacks or unauthorized activities.

Read what we learned.
RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch 2 Winner: CompSec Direct
Congratulations to CompSec Direct for winning RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch 2!

We tested participant's abilities to find and mitigate vulnerabilities in open source embedded device firmware such as switches, routers and firewalls and other devices. During the actual event, participants also had to analyze firmware images.

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Our Facility

DreamPort Columbia Location
7000 Columbia Gateway, Suite 150
Columbia, MD 21046
p: + 1 443 626 4450

Columbia Gateway is very close to so many restaurants, hotels and other amenities that it was an easy choice to establish our DreamPort location. Destinations such as Columbia Gateway Retail, Columbia Restaurant Park, Columbia Crossing, Gateway Overlook, Dobbin Road Retail, Snowden Square, Stanford Boulevard Retail and Route 1 Retail are all within a 1.5 mile radius!

Why Columbia Gateway?

Columbia Gateway is near the BWI Airport and has 71 restaurants and 7 hotels in a 1.5 mile radius. You can walk, jog and bike on the nearby bike paths or visit excellent gyms in our building or down the road.