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 have to know about you. We hold daily, monthly, and quarterly events 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.Register Now
The Red Hat Ansible Boot Camp
Ansible Tower will enable you to create playbooks, while building in security. Automation features will save time, empower junior staff, offload senior staff and automate your most tedious tasks! Event is September 26, 3 – 7pm.Learn More
The event is planned with an attempt at keeping all members of the organization in mind. This includes both the junior and experienced members, and those in both technical and non-technical job roles, and military, civilian, and contracted personnel. Event is October 17-18, 2019.Learn More
AFCEA CMD Lunch and Learn
This event is for small businesses and sponsored by AFCEA CMD. The purpose of the meeting is to inform small DoD businesses about resources that are available to them and offered through the State of MD. Event is October 23, 2019, 11am - 1pm.Learn More
Defense of Election 2020 Conference
We'll gather the personnel on the front lines of the Defense of Election 2020 to inform, listen and learn. Expected attendees include members of the National Guard and US CYBER COMMAND, as well as SMEs from industry, academia and other local, state and federal organizations. Event is October 24, 2019, 10am - 3pm.Learn More
DreamPort First Annual Chili Cook Off
The event is planned with an attempt at keeping all members of the organization in mind. This includes both the junior and experienced members, and those in both technical and non-technical job roles, and military, civilian, and contracted personnel. Event is October 25, 2019.Learn More
DreamPort Future RPEs Registration
Over the last several weeks, DreamPort drafted several candidate RPEs in conjunction with USCYBERCOM. Please review candidate RPE descriptions, and indicate your interest and detail why you should be involved in any or all of the RPEs. There is no limit on how many you can register for.Review RPE Descriptions
DreamPort Cyber Conversation & Coffee
Our next DreamPort Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3) event will be September 23rd. This event is held every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7:30 – 10am (barring holidays), and is a great way to interact with DreamPort and USCYBERCOM staff, as well as to network with your colleagues! The format is free-flowing conversation, with no formal presentations. As always, there is no need to register. We hope to see you there!
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.
Small Business Industry Day Slides Now Available
Did you attend the recent Small Business Industry Day event, or did you want to and weren't able to attend? Well, now you can request to download the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) roadmap slides presented at DreamPort's Small Business Industry Day by Katie Arrington on July 16, 2019!
New Draft of CMMC Available
You can now request the draft of the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
Wargaming Force Design Modelling and Simulation RFI
This Wargaming Force Design Modelling and Simulation RFI seeks responses to the questions (see RFI Section 6), as well as information regarding the availability of qualified businesses capable of providing the described services. Due Date is October 4, 2019 by 12:00 PM EST.
What have we learned from our events?
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
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.
Get to Know Us
DreamPort Columbia Location
7000 Columbia Gateway, Suite 150
Columbia, MD 21046
p: + 1 443 626 4450
We are now expanding, but we are officially open! Curious, and in the area? Schedule a tour.
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.