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

Tech Talk Series: The Cyber Maginot Line Conundrum
Tech Talk Series: The Cyber Maginot Line Conundrum

January 19, 2021. The predominant cyber defense strategy (a layered stack of COTS) is inadequate. APTs are neither deterred nor reliably denied access to critical IT systems. These layered stacks are effectively cyber Maginot Lines which APTs have no difficulty bypassing. If a stack is not a strategy, then what is an effective strategy to deter adversary aggression in a live cyberconflict in which civilians and allies are part of theatre?

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Splunk Workshop for MPO
Splunk Workshop for MPO

January 19, 2021 | 9am - 12pm. Splunk Phantom allows you to execute actions in seconds, not hours by using multiple data sources -- either pushed into Splunk or pulled from assets in your environment -- to trigger Phantom into action. Gain full visibility into anomalous incidents, threat indicators, vulnerabilities, emails, and more. In addition, users have the capabilities to create Playbooks, ensuring a repeatable and auditable process around your security operations and assets.

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RSAC 365 Virtual Summit
RSAC 365 Virtual Summit

January 27, 2021. Get ready for a day full of track sessions, interactive discussions and hands-on skill building in this brand-new program happening January 27! Plus, explore cutting-edge solutions in our Sponsor Showcase. Save on RSAC 2021 when you register for a Full Summit Pass.

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Mid-Tier Advocacy Business Insider Webinar: Sizing Up the SBA Mentor Protege and Joint Venture Programs
Mid-Tier Advocacy Business Insider Webinar: Sizing Up the SBA Mentor Protege and Joint Venture Programs

January 28, 2021 | 12-1pm. The SBA Mentor Protege Program is where your small business can learn from an experienced government contractor through the mentor-protégé program. Protégés can get valuable business development help from their mentors in several areas.

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Notices & Opportunities

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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DISA Call for White Papers: Telecommunications Advanced Research and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Systems (TARDyS3) Tool Suite

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Emerging Technology (EM) Directorate through the DISA Procurement Services Directorate (PSD) is seeking an Other Transaction (OT) Agreement to fulfill the prototyping need for a radically new set of tools to deconflict, manage, and predict spectrum interferences while producing a capability for bi-directional Impact Level (IL)-2 (unclassified), IL-4/5 (controlled unclassified), and IL-6 (Secret) communications. The sum of these tools creates a new paradigm for spectrum sharing between the Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial users that are entering the 3550-3650 megahertz (MHz) spectrum band.

Due Date: December 4, 2020 / 0800 CST

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Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs)

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.

The primary interest areas for TEMs include: Browser Isolation, Mobile/Desktop Convergence, Automation, Distributed Ledgers, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML & AI), Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps), Zero Trust, Security, Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), Wireless Transport, Assured Identity and 5th Generation Wireless (5G).

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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.

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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.

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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.