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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: Persado Federal
DISA TEM: Persado Federal

August 3, 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: Unify Point
DISA TEM: Unify Point

August 5, 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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SANS Security Awareness Summit & Training
SANS Security Awareness Summit & Training

August 5-6, 2021. Join us for the 8th annual SANS Security Awareness Summit! This year’s summit theme is “Managing Human Risk”. Traditionally awareness events have focused on topics such as ‘engagement’, ‘interaction’ and ‘gamification’. While important and will continue to be developed, we should remember that awareness is about driving behavior change and ultimately managing human risk. Our goal with this theme is to help mature the field and better align it with the strategic security priorities of organizations around the world.

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DISA TEM: Tripwire
DISA TEM: Tripwire

August 10, 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: DataWalk
DISA TEM: DataWalk

August 12, 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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Firmware Security Panel
Firmware Security Panel

August 17, 2021 | 1pm EST. The technology industry seems to be nearing a tipping point. Increasing attacks targeting firmware have already hit the supply chain multiple times. This panel provides a high-level look at firmware security threats and paves a path to identify, verify, and fortify firmware. After the panel, Eclypsium will host a technical review of recent research and show device security capabilities in the supply chain, vulnerability management, and security operations.

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DISA TEM: Garrison
DISA TEM: Garrison

August 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: ServiceNow
DISA TEM: ServiceNow

August 18, 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: 22dot6
DISA TEM: 22dot6

August 19, 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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Fortifying the Cyber Quiver
Fortifying the Cyber Quiver

August 19, 2021. Red Hat along with its industry partners Carahsoft, Splunk and FireEye is hosting an industry event at Dreamport/MISI that focuses on cyber preparedness, cyber resiliency, cyber adaptability and cyber capabilities for today’s cyber environment. The future of cyber warfare will be determined by policies, strategies and tools. This event will focus on specific software capabilities that provide the foundational predictability to the cyber mission that in turn enable the USCYBERCOM to operate in the “5th warfare domain”.

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A SANS 2021 Survey: OT/ICS Cybersecurity
A SANS 2021 Survey: OT/ICS Cybersecurity

August 25, 2021 | 1pm EDT. SANS Certified Instructor Mark Bristow asked some critical questions about current threats and challenges for OT security in this years OT/ICS Survey. The webcast will explore actual and perceived risks, threats, information sources and operational implementation challenges as well as levels of investment in this important topic, building on results from past SANS ICS surveys that have been leveraged to drive the industry into to new areas of expansion and maturity!

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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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SANS Blue Team Summit and Training 2021
SANS Blue Team Summit & Training 2021

September 9-10, 2021. Defending against attacks is an ongoing challenge with new threats emerging all the time. Do you want to enhance your current skill set and become even better at defending your organization? Are you looking for the latest ways to mitigate the most recent attacks? The blue team represents information security professionals on the front-line of defending an organization’s critical assets and systems against attacks and threats from adversaries. Level up your Blue Team skills at Blue Team Summit.

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CornCon Cybersecurity Conference & Kids' Hacker Camp
CornCon Cybersecurity Conference & Kids' Hacker Camp

September 10-11, 2021. CornCon is a regional Midwest cybersecurity conference. The "Quad Cities Cybersecurity Conference and Kids' Hacker Camp" will be held this year at Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa. There will be training, hacker villages, a vendor expo and an all-day Saturday kids' hacker camp "The Children of The CornCon". Door prizes, contests, t-shirts, electronic badges (limited). Kids activities include soldering, lockpicking, ethical hacking, contests and more!

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2021 Intelligence and National Security Summit
2021 Intelligence & National Security Summit

September 13-14, 2021. #IntelSummit21 offers powerful plenaries covering mission critical priorities; engaging breakout sessions with influential government, industry and academic leaders; and an exhibit hall filled with the latest technology innovations. Join 1500 IC professionals at the Gaylord National Resort for this can't-miss event!

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SANS Threat Hunting Summit and Training 2021
SANS Threat Hunting Summit & Training 2021

October 7-8, 2021. Will you be the Hunter or the Prey? This two-day virtual Summit brings together prominent security practitioners for in-depth talks focused on techniques that can be used to successfully identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting your networks. As an attendee, you'll walk away from this Summit with new tools and methods to leverage as soon as you return to work.

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SANS Cybersecurity Leadership Summit
SANS Cybersecurity Leadership Summit

October 14, 2021. Whether you aspire to the CISO role or never expected to be in a leadership position, you have the daunting responsibility of protecting your organization's assets from advanced adversaries. Security leaders need both technical knowledge and management skills to communicate effectively with key stakeholders, gain the respect of technical teams, and align security initiatives with business strategy. Attend this one-day Summit for in-depth talks from industry leaders on these must-have skills and capabilities.

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2021 ICS Cyber Security Conference
2021 ICS Cyber Security Conference

October 26-28, 2021. SecurityWeek’s ICS Cyber Security Conference is the conference where ICS users, ICS vendors, system security providers and government representatives meet to discuss the latest cyber-incidents, analyze their causes and cooperate on solutions. Since its first edition in 2002, the conference has attracted a continually rising interest as both the stakes of critical infrastructure protection and the distinctiveness of securing ICSs become increasingly apparent.

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Triangle InfoSeCon 2021
Triangle InfoSeCon 2021

October 28-29, 2021. Triangle InfoSeCon is the largest annual Information Security conference in the area and is the flagship event of the Raleigh Chapter of the Information System Security Association. Join us for another insightful conference while networking with the nations innovators. Featuring keynote speaker Armando Seay, Co-Founder & Director of MISI.

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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: Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM)

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO) through the DISA Procurement Services Directorate (PSD) is seeking an Other Transaction (OT) Agreement to fulfill the prototyping need for Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) planning and management capabilities, enhanced Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) situational awareness, and improved interoperability with related service, joint and intelligence tools and systems.

Due Date: August 2, 2021 12:00 pm CDT

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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.

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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.