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

RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch 2
RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch 2

On May 26 – 28, 2020, we want to test 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 should be prepared to analyze firmware images. Teams that participated the first time are able to participate again if they wish.

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Tech Talk Series: 5G and the Art of the Possible
Tech Talk Series: 5G and the Art of the Possible June 3, 2020

During this virtual event, Verizon will help demystify 5G and discuss how 5G can help agencies better respond to their missions.

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Human Capital and the Cyber Workforce
Human Capital and the Cyber Workforce June 8, 2020

Representatives from Silicon Valley, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, and Cyber Command will discuss how the federal government is (and should be) addressing the need for human capital in the military and civilian workforce.

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The Turing Test Prize Challenge
The Turing Test Prize Challenge

In the Spring of 2020, this will be a challenge event where participants develop a stand-alone automated process to interact with a Microsoft Windows machine just as a human user may do with the goal being to fool a human judge who is monitoring target computers via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Virtual Network Computing (VNC) into thinking a normal user is interacting with that machine and not an automated program or process.

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CMMC National Conversation Post
CMMC National Conversation Post

Notices & Opportunities

Adjusted Hours for MISI's DreamPort Facility

MISI is adjusting the hours and posture at DreamPort as a result of the multiple guidances regarding COVID-19. DreamPort will be open from 0700 to 1800 Monday through Friday until further notice.

If you are hosting visitors at DreamPort, please be advised that during this timeframe we will have reception and IT on site from 0800 to 1700. Also, please continue to remind visitors of our guidance to entering DreamPort:

By entering DreamPort, I confirm that I have not been placed at risk with contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus) over the last 14 days, including but not limited to contact with anyone that has contracted COVID-19, or have traveled to a country that the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified as Warning Levels 2-3. I also confirm that I do not have any acute respiratory illness symptoms i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath.

If you are unable to confirm the above, please engage with DreamPort events virtually. Details can be found on this website, or email us.

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Enterprise Data Optimization Tool (EDOT) Prototype

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as supported by DOD CIO and USSPACECOM has an ongoing need for a next generation "Data Controller" capability to enable reliable data communications over legacy Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Satellite Communications (SATCOM), Integrated Waveform (IW), Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), Line of Sight (LOS), High Frequency (HF), and Extremely High Frequency (EHF) to facilitate dissemination of critical Situational Awareness (SA) and Command and Control (C2) information. Due Date is May 25, 2020 by 9:00 AM CST.

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MISI Call for Summer Interns

Do you think you have what it takes? MISI is looking for college and high school students for our Cyber Leadership Academy and summer internships. Deadline to apply is March 27, 2020, so don't wait!

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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
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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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.