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

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. Submit questions to USCYBERCOM ahead of the event!

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DISA TEM: BizFlow Corporation
DISA TEM: BizFlow Corporation

June 15, 2021 | 10-11am EST. 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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2021 CMMC Forum
2021 CMMC Forum

June 16, 2021 | 8-10am EST. Potomac Officers Club will host its 2021 CMMC Forum on June 16th to bring together the most significant federal executives and thought leaders from across the federal landscape to discuss the latest updates, requirements and questions regarding Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

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DISA TEM: Varda Space Industries
DISA TEM: Varda Space Industries

June 17, 2021 | 10-11am EST. 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: AnaVation, LLC
DISA TEM: AnaVation, LLC

June 22, 2021 | 10-11am EST. 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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Tech Talk Series: Separate Signal from Noise
Tech Talk Series: Separate Signal from Noise

June 22, 2021 | 1pm EST. In this talk, Joe Stradinger, Founder/CEO of EdgeTheory, will discuss how narrative intelligence is a valuable resource in the mission-critical task of understanding the strategies, cadences, coincidental amplifications, and coordinated efforts of APMs, as well as the narratives they amplify and how they insert themselves into online communities.

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2021 Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Tech Exchange
2021 Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Tech Exchange

June 22-24, 2021. The 2021 DoD AI Symposium and Technology Exchange will virtually bring together thought leaders from across the National Security enterprise to discuss themes critical for transforming the U.S. military through the acceleration and integration of AI. Topics will include: competitive challenges, technological opportunities, Research & Development, Responsible AI, and AI Readiness and Implementation.

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DISA TEM: RapidFort
DISA TEM: RapidFort

June 23, 2021 | 10-11am EST. 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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The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission will discuss with a panel of “Cyber Warriors” The impact of the report on Cyber Education
The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission will discuss with a panel of “Cyber Warriors” The impact of the report on Cyber Education

June 23, 2021 | 2pm EST. MISI ‘s DreamPort will host a panel discussion event with two US Cyberspace Solarium Commissioners and four panelists. The panel will discuss; “What educational aspects and resources have been approved for support by the USCSS commission?” How we can see this impacting the overall state of play in the cyber community? What was not included? And most importantly - What still needs to be done?

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DISA TEM: Advent Business Company
DISA TEM: Advent Business Company

June 24, 2021 | 10-11am EST. 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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The Ever Changing and Increasing Frequency of Cyber-Physical and Adjacent Technologies Attacks
The Ever Changing and Increasing Frequency of Cyber-Physical and Adjacent Technologies Attacks

June 24, 2021 | 5pm EST. Join us as we host IntelliGenesis LLC’s Chief Technologist, Mr. Stephen Scarbrough for a discussion on The Ever Changing and Increasing Frequency of Cyber-Physical and Adjacent Technologies Attacks. We will discuss the history of cyber-physical attacks, common technologies and threat vectors as well as growing trends that will continue threaten the nation’s critical infrastructure and how the need for increased awareness and workforce development must be addressed now.

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Splunk GovSummit
Splunk GovSummit

June 29, 2021 | 11am-3pm EDT. Join us for Splunk GovSummit! This complementary, interactive experience is for Public Sector organizations who want to learn new and exciting ways they can harness their data to deliver on their mission. The agenda is packed with learnings from leaders in both government and industry on how data is fueling modernization, enhancing security, and delivering successful citizen services.

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Insider Threat Early Warning
Insider Threat Early Warning

June 29, 2021 | 1pm EST. Splunk and Ava Federal integrate their JITC approved offerings for an NITTF compliant cybersecurity insider threat early warning, reporting, and prevention capability. Combining Splunk SIEM & SOAR with Ava “Reveal” user activity monitoring (UAM) creates a low cost, low risk, high reward answer to detect and mitigate the insider threat. The event will be hybrid with some onsite seats available to physically attend at DreamPort while all others may participate virtually.

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Zero Trust Rising
Zero Trust Rising

June 30, 2021 | 1-2pm EST. This briefing will focus on how transitioning to a Zero Trust architecture improves the risk framework and attack surface of the entire environment, while at the same time enabling organizations such as DoD to move to a “work comes from everywhere” strategy. The evolution to Zero Trust is a natural progression from older architectures with on-premise security stacks to a modern “cloud delivered security” approach.

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CyberForce Competition
Conquer the Hill: Adventurer Edition

July 16-18, 2021. Adventurer Edition is a virtual, individual mission that will test participants cyber knowledge, skills, and abilities through the use of anomalies. Students will be provided access to the competition files the week prior to the competition start and then have three days to complete as many challenges as they can. The participant with the most points at the end is the Conqueror of the Hill.

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Tech Talk Series: Blurred Lines on Cybersecurity
Tech Talk Series: Blurred Lines on Cybersecurity

July 20, 2021 | 1-2pm EST. In this talk, Joe Cummins, Founder/CEO of CybernetIQ, will provide a grassroots view from the front on interconnected environments, walking the audience from genesis of the concepts and development straight through to current real-world interpretation of findings and examples where having “full-spectrum” understanding of the complete security deployment, complete with off the shelf and homegrown scripts, offered a clear picture to the cyber battlefield that the teams were struggling to perceive across multiple fronts.

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The Secret of Israeli Cyber Innovation
The Secret of Israeli Cyber Innovation

July 28, 2021 | Noon-1:30pm EST. If you're under the impression that every time you look up another Israeli cyber startup has reached "unicorn" status - the coveted $1B valuation - you're not entirely mistaken. Israel has hundreds of top cyber startups, many with unique solutions not available anywhere else. Numerous multinationals also do cyber R&D in Israel. And as the nation's enemies know, its cyber warfare capabilities are world class.

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State-of-the-State Manufacturing 2021
State-of-the-State Manufacturing 2021

July 30, 2021 8-10am. NJMEP's Virtual State-of-the-State of Manufacturing Summit brings together manufacturing, STEM Firm executives, and NJ elected officials, only, to share information and highlight challenges within the industry. State-of-the-State is a collaborative, honest, and candid conversation between industry and government. No Cost to Register – Exclusive to Manufacturers, STEM Firms, and NJ Legislators.

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WiCyS 2021 Annual Conference
WiCyS 2021 Annual Conference

September 8-10, 2021. The 8th Annual WiCyS Conference is not only the flagship conference for women in cybersecurity but, regardless of gender, is the largest cybersecurity conference with equal representation of professionals and students. Registration opens June 28 at 10am CT, and typically closes out in less than one day.

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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

MISI's Summer 2021 Virtual Internship

MISI is excited to announce that we will again be offering a summer virtual internship experience for current rising high school juniors and seniors and students currently enrolled in an undergraduate college program. The six-week program will run daily from June 28 through August 6 during the hours of 11am-4pm EST. Space is limited and there are many students across the nation craving such an opportunity. Since last summer, MISI hosted several successful virtual internship experiences. If you are self-motivated, willing to engage with your peers on virtual platforms, and eager to learn more about cybersecurity, you are well-suited for this intern experience.

Learn More and Apply Here
DISA Call for White Papers: Thunderdome previously Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is planning the procurement of tools/systems/capabilities, which will assist in deploying a zero trust Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) capability, integrated software defined (SD) Wide Area Network (WAN) technology, Customer Edge Security Stacks, and Application Security Stacks on both the SIPRNet and NIPRNet. DISA seeks industry feedback on the projected acquisition approach.

Due Date: June 21, 2021 8:00 am EST

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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.

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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.